Extraction is a 16 player game mode in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II that involves a Rebel team attempting to extract a precious shipment while Imperial forces try to stop them.
Star Wars BattlefrontEdit
- "We need to get the shipment safely to the extraction point. Stay close to it and keep it moving."
- — Rebel announcer
The Rebels must escort the shipment through three checkpoints, labeled A, B, and C, before time runs out. The match timer starts with five minutes, with additional time being added after reaching a checkpoint.
The Imperials must try to prevent the shipment from reaching the final checkpoint, Checkpoint C. At the start of the match, the shipment tram is deactivated. If the Rebels activate the tram (done so by interacting with one of the tram buttons), the shipment begins moving. If the Imperials deactivate the tram (done in a similar way), the shipment stops moving until the Rebels can reactivate the tram. If time runs out while the shipment is still moving, the game runs into overtime until the shipment reaches another checkpoint or the tram is stopped by the Empire. The shipment has a squad shield which can be activated or deactivated by either team. If the shipment is stopped on a slope, it will slowly slide down it. The shipment will also destroy all turrets and shields in its path.
The ability to play as heroes is rewarded after passing through certain checkpoints. For the Rebels, a hero pick-up spawns at the beginning of the match and after passing through Checkpoint A and B. For the Empire, a hero pick-up spawns after the Rebels pass through Checkpoints B and C. Two heroes from each side can be on the field at once, a total of four heroes potentially on the field.
The Imperials receive a bonus score at the end of the match if they stop the shipment before the last checkpoint. The earlier the checkpoint, the higher the bonus score. If the Rebels reach Checkpoint C, a cutscene plays with a Rebel transport taking off.
An offline version of this game mode incorporated into the training mission was also planned but was cancelled at one point in development for unknown reasons. Dataminers found an incomplete offline extraction.
Extraction can be played on the following maps:
- The shipment will now destroy any medical droid placed in its path.
- Resolved issues that could cause the player to get stuck in the hero selection screen.
- Improved the button call out on the Shield & Shipment controls. Before they could appear visible when they weren't usable.
- The duration timer would be decreased by half when standing close to the shipment in the game mode Extraction. Now it's only the charge card cooldown that is decreased by half when standing close to the shipment.
|Game Modes of Star Wars Battlefront|
Note: Superscripts denote game modes locked to expansion packs.
Star Wars Battlefront IIEdit
Extraction in Star Wars Battlefront II was added as part of the second Han Solo Season Update. The Rebels must escort a shipment through three checkpoints within a certain amount of time, starting with five minutes, eventually reaching the final extraction point, while the Galactic Empire must try and stop them. It is very similar to the Extraction mode featured in the previous game, though it does not feature heroes.
Each time the shipment reaches a checkpoint, the clock resets to five minutes, which is unlike the previous game where doing so would add five minutes to the remaining time. In addition, movement of the shipment is no longer based on interacting with the shipment, but instead players' proximity to it.
To begin movement of the shipment, the Rebel team must stand next to it without Imperial soldiers in close proximity. In order to stop the shipment, the Imperials must eliminate every Rebel standing by it.
If Rebels and Imperials are fighting around the shipment, it is considered contested and remains in place. If the shipment is contested when time runs out, the game goes into overtime and remains so until the Empire is in complete control of the shipment or the Rebels reach another checkpoint.
Extraction can be played on the following maps:
- Extraction map playlist combined with Strike and removed as a separate game mode.
- Fixed an issue where the positions of best players in the End-of-round screen would show up in an irregular order.
- The player with the highest score will now be in the middle, and the player with the 2nd highest score will be on the left.
|V ⋅ T ⋅ E Game Modes in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II|
|Singleplayer||Arcade ⋅ Campaign ⋅ Instant Action|
|Heroes and Villains||Heroes vs. Villains ⋅ Hero Showdown ⋅ Hero Starfighters|
|Assault||Galactic Assault ⋅ Capital Supremacy ⋅ Starfighter Assault ⋅ Strike/Extraction|
|Operations||Blast ⋅ Ewok Hunt ⋅ Jetpack Cargo|