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"A top-of-the-line astromech droid, BB-9E was assigned to the Supremacy - the flagship of Supreme Leader Snoke - to keep machinery, procedures, and potential intruders in check."
— In-game description

BB-9E is a First Order hero in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II. He was added as part of the BB Update along with BB-8.

BB-9E is the first droid hero for the Dark Side and is a support unit with abilities that support other Dark Side heroes and troopers.

Overview Edit

"Programmed to not buckle in a fight, BB units serving the First Order often finds themselves in the crossfire. BB-9E is such a battle-hardened veteran."
— Star Wars Battlefront II website

Similar to BB-8, BB-9E's main weapon is a shock prod that will stun enemies while dealing low damage.

BB-9E's passive ability Bacta Support heals friendly units around him by a small amount. This may be improved with the Potent Bacta Star Card. Also like BB-8, BB-9E has the passive ability Technical Support that allows him to count as two units when capturing Command Posts, useful in modes such as Supremacy, Co-Op, Instant Action, and certain phases of Galactic Assault.

BB-9E has three abilities. He can emit a smoke screen that obscures the immediate vicinity around him, while at the same time revealing the position of enemies in short pulses. His Shock Spin ability knocks back opponents right next to him and overheats the blasters from enemies farther away from him and disables incoming projectiles. While Shock Spin disrupts blasters, Charge Up does the opposite, as it grants unlimited cooling to nearby allies' blasters for a short period. It also decreases the cooldown time of friendly units' abilities.

Strategy Edit

Battlefront 2 - BB-9E hero guide

Battlefront 2 - BB-9E hero guide

BB-9E's main weapon, Shock Prod, has low damage output, making it best used on one-on-one engagements or on low-health targets. If with another ally, the stun will be most effective in keeping the enemy immobilized for long enough for the ally to get the kill.

BB-9E is primarily a support hero with abilities that reward friendly players who stick close to him. This is best seen with his Bacta Support passive ability and his Charge Up ability.

His Smokescreen ability is very useful in close-quarter areas. Lightsaber users in particular will have a hard time tracking BB-9E. However, there are certain ways to see through the smoke, like Lando Calrissian's blaster scope or if he is marked by a scan ability such as Rey's Insight.

BB-9E's Shock Spin ability is especially deadly if used on a ledge or abyss, as it can knock enemies off the map. Maps like Command Sector North or Cloning Facility are great places to use this ability.

Additionally, BB-9E has good synergy with the other First Order hero Captain Phasma. When BB-9E activates his Charge Up ability, which grants unlimited cooling for a short time, Phasma will be able to fire her blaster for a longer time, which also becomes more accurate the longer she fires. Phasma can help BB-9E as well by deploying her droid, which can defend BB-9E, and allow allies to stay around the droid and receive bacta from BB-9E.

Levels Edit

Level Reward Upon Reaching Level XP to Complete Level Total Skill Points
1 None 3,000 0
2 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-9E - Full Reconstruction Full Reconstruction becomes available
Boost Card BB-9E - Hearty Exhaust Hearty Exhaust becomes available
5,800 1
3 1 Skill Point 10,200 2
4 1 Skill Point 10,540 3
5 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-9E - I See You I See You becomes available
Boost Card BB-9E - Spin Me Round Spin Me Round becomes available
10,976 4
6 1 Skill Point 11,400 5
7 1 Skill Point 11,836 6
8 1 Skill Point 12,280 7
9 1 Skill Point 12,736 8
10 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-9E - Linked Systems Linked Systems becomes available
16,750 9
11 1 Skill Point 17,203 10
12 1 Skill Point
Can now upgrade Star Cards to Rare
17,660 11
13 1 Skill Point 18,123 12
14 1 Skill Point 18,590 13
15 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-9E - Faster, Faster! Faster, Faster! becomes available
Boost Card BB-9E - Supercharged Supercharged becomes available
19,063 14
16 1 Skill Point 19,540 15
17 1 Skill Point 20,023 16
18 1 Skill Point 20,510 17
19 1 Skill Point 21,003 18
20 1 Skill Point
Boost Card BB-9E - Swift Power Swift Power becomes available
Boost Card BB-9E - Potent Bacta Potent Bacta becomes available
21,500 19
21 1 Skill Point 22,003 20
22 1 Skill Point 22,510 21
23 1 Skill Point 23,023 22
24 1 Skill Point 23,540 23
25 1 Skill Point
Can now upgrade Star Cards to Epic
24,063 24
26-37 1 Skill Point per level 24,417 36
38-40 1,000 Credits per level 24,417 36
Prestige:
41-1,000 (MAX)
None 25,000 36

Health and Movement Edit

Health Statistics for BB-8
Base Health 600
Health Regen Rate 60 health/sec
Max Health Regen 250
Boost Card BB-9E - Full Reconstruction Full Reconstruction
Increases max regen to 275 / 300 / 325 / 350
Regen Delay 3 sec

Weapon Edit

Shock Prod
Weapon Image SWBFII BB9E Shock Prod Icon
In-game Description BB-9E stuns enemies with the SHOCK PROD and sustains damage over time.
Damage 24/0.3 seconds
Boost Card BB-9E - Linked Systems Linked Systems
For every 4 enemies affected, increase the damage by one to a maximum of 26 / 28 / 30 / 32 every 0.3 seconds
Range 5 meters


Abilities Edit

Passive Abilities Edit

Name Health on Elimination
Ability Icon SWBFII Hero Passive Health Icon
In-game Description BB-9E regains health for each defeated enemy.
Effect Grants 20 health per defeated trooper, 100 health per defeated Hero.

Name Technical Support
Ability Icon SWBFII BB9E Ability Passive Icon
In-game Description BB-9E counts as two units when capturing a point and activates objectives faster.
Effect Captures objectives faster

Name Bacta Support
Ability Icon SWBFII BB9E Ability Passive Icon
In-game Description BB-9E passively regenerates the health of close by allies.
Effect Heals allies for 3 health every 1.8 seconds
Boost Card BB-9E - Potent Bacta Potent Bacta
Decreases healing frequency to 3 health every 4.8 / 4.8 / 3.8 / 3.8 seconds
Area of Effect 7 meters surrounding BB-9E
Boost Card BB-9E - Potent Bacta Potent Bacta
Increases radius to 8 / 8.50 / 9 / 9.50 meters surrounding BB-9E

Combat Abilities Edit

Name Smoke Screen
Ability Icon SWBFII BB9E Ability SmokeScreen Icon
In-game Description BB-9E deploys a dense smoke screen, obstructing enemy vision while revealing their positions at the same time.
Effect Reveals enemy positions, obscures enemy vision
Boost Card BB-9E - I See You I See You
Increases revealed time of enemies after the ability ends to 3 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.50 seconds
Area of Effect 30 meters surrounding BB-9E
Boost Card BB-9E - Hearty Exhaust Hearty Exhaust
Increases radius to 31 / 31.3 / 31.6 / 32 meters
Ability Duration 12 seconds
Ability Cooldown 18 seconds

Name Shock Spin
Ability Icon SWBFII BB9E Ability Shock Spin Icon
In-game Description On activation, BB-9E pushes and damages close by enemies with an electric pulse. Enemies further away will have their blaster overheated and grenades disrupted. BB-9E will damage close by enemies for the remainder of the active time.
Damage 60 on startup
30/1.8 seconds
Boost Card BB-9E - Faster, Faster! Faster, Faster!
Increases damage to 60 every 1.8 seconds after affecting 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 enemies
Effect Knocks back opponents to a certain distance on startup, overheats enemy weapons
Boost Card BB-9E - Spin Me Round Spin Me Round
Knocks enemies back an additional 4 meters
Area of Effect Shocking area: 5 meters
Overheat area: 15 meters
Ability Duration 8 seconds
Ability Cooldown 25 seconds
Boost Card BB-9E - Spin Me Round Spin Me Round
Increases cooldown to 31 / 30 / 29 / 28 seconds

Name Charge Up
Ability Icon SWBFII BB9E Ability Charge Up Icon
In-game Description BB-9E emits a pulse that prevents the SHOCK PROD and any friendly blaster in the vicinity from overheating. In addition, close by allies will have their abilities' recharge time reduced.
Effect Prevents ally weapons from overheating
Area of Effect 20 meters surrounding BB-9E
Boost Card BB-9E - Supercharged Supercharged
Increases radius to 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 meters
Ability Cooldown 15 seconds
Boost Card BB-9E - Swift Power Swift Power
Decreases cooldown to 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 seconds

Boost Cards Edit

Main article: Boost Card
Boost Card BB-9E - Full Reconstruction Boost Card BB-9E - Hearty Exhaust Boost Card BB-9E - I See You Boost Card BB-9E - Spin Me Round Boost Card BB-9E - Linked Systems
Full Reconstruction Hearty Exhaust I See You Spin Me Round Linked Systems
Boost Card BB-9E - Faster, Faster! Boost Card BB-9E - Supercharged Boost Card BB-9E - Swift Power Boost Card BB-9E - Potent Bacta
Faster, Faster! Supercharged Swift Power Potent Bacta

Victory PosesEdit

Image Name
Shockingvictory Shocking Victory
Incognito Incognito
Vigilant Vigilant
9ebow Bow

In-game HintsEdit

GeneralEdit

"All heroes can dodge or evade. Use this to avoid damage and open distance between you and your enemy."
— First hint
"Dodge is most effective at avoiding lightsaber attacks and opening space between you and the attacker."
— Second hint
"Heroes can only block attacks from the front. Try to position around them and hit them from behind to be effective."
— Third hint
"Each time a blocking hero deflects damage or swings their lightsaber, they lose stamina. When out of stamina, heroes are unable to deflect or trigger a closing strike."
— Fourth hint
"Heroes have strengths and weaknesses. Hone your skills by playing Arcade."
— Fifth hint
"Use Star Cards to ensure your hero experience is personally tailored."
— Sixth hint
"Heroes will only regenerate a limited amount of health after taking damage."
— Seventh hint

SpecificEdit

"BB-9E is extremely agile on the battlefront. Use this edge to zip between multiple hot zones and help your allies."
— First hint
"BB-9E has several passive abilities. Position yourself on the battlefront to make the most of them."
— Second hint
"Enemies wielding lightsabers inside BB-9E's SMOKE SCREEN will have a hard time closing in on their targets."
— Third hint

EmotesEdit

Emote Name
Bb9e-suspicious Suspicious
Bb9e-alarm Alarm
Bb9e-backfire Backfire
Bb9e-spiral Spiral

Trivia Edit

  • BB-9E is the only droid hero for the Dark Side.
  • BB-9E is the first "support hero" for the Dark Side with several abilities granting bonuses to friendly units.
  • Older Heroes were released with a credit cost of 35,000, but BB-8 and BB-9E were both made available for free for everyone.
  • Unlike previous heroes, whose emotes and victory poses were unlockable using Credits or Crystals, BB-8 and BB-9E's emotes and victory poses are currently obtainable exclusively through milestones.

Updates Edit

BB Update

  • Added.
  • Known issue: Audio is not played when previewing BB-9E's emotes in the Collection menu.

February 12th Patch

  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where no audio would play when inspecting BB-9E's emotes in the Collection menu.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where BB-9E would eventually play the wrong voice lines when disrupted.

The Age of Rebellion Update

  • Bug fix: Fixed various visual issues with the trail left behind by BB-9E.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where casting certain effects on BB-9E while using their abilities could cause the death of seemingly random AI players.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where placeholder voice lines would trigger when BB-9E would encounter an enemy hero.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where AI would not spawn as BB-9E as frequently as other heroes.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where the "Effortless" milestone description for BB-9E would mention rewards using work-in-progress names.
  • General: Increased the support ability score reward from 2 to 4.

March 11th Patch

  • Bug fix: Fixed a visual issue where the Ewok Hunter's Instincts ability would show footprints on top of the trail left behind by BB-9E.

Battle on Scarif Update

  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where Charge Up would not lead to reduction of cooldown times on allies.

Gallery Edit

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