This page is about the game mode in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II. For the category of game modes, see Heroes and Villains (game modes). For the game mode in Pandemic's Star Wars: Battlefront II, see Hero Assault.

Heroes vs. Villains is a game mode featured in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II that centers around combat between the heroes and villains of the games.

DICE's Star Wars BattlefrontEdit


This game mode features all hero and villain characters from the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire. Teams of six must keep their three heroes or villains (four in the Outer Rim variant) alive while destroying the enemy heroes or villains of the other team. The heroes or villains are supported by infantry, two of which can spawn as bodyguards.

This game mode is round-based in a best of three fashion; there are five rounds, although if a team wins three consecutive rounds, then they will win the game. During the game, players play either as a hero, a villain, or a soldier on the battlefield as they try to destroy the enemy team's heroes or villains. Whenever a player playing as a hero or villain dies, they respawn as a soldier. The first team to defeat the enemy team's heroes or villains earns a point. Each round swaps out those who play as a hero or villain and a soldier.

There is a timer that is present throughout the game mode. The timer for the players choosing of a character lasts for 30 seconds, and the time to kill the enemy team is a total of 3 minutes. If the players don't kill the enemy team within those 3 minutes, the game will be considered a draw. However, the result will also be judged if any heroes were killed on the player or enemy's team, meaning if at least one or two heroes on the enemy team were killed, the players team will get the score, but if more heroes were killed on the players team, the enemy will get the score. If both teams have an equal amount of heroes when the three minutes are up, the game is also a draw.


Heroes vs. Villains can be played on the following maps:


DICE's Star Wars Battlefront IIEdit


In Star Wars Battlefront II, Heroes vs. Villains has been redesigned from the previous version. This game mode now features heroes and villains only with no supporting infantry soldiers or bodyguards, with heroes and villains from all eras being selectable, regardless of which era of the Star Wars films they originate from, and are divided among the Light Side and the Dark Side.

The match is fought by two teams of four players each. All players are able to choose from a roster of all the heroes and villains in the game, though only one of each character can be present at any given time.

Both teams start with 35 points and every time a player is taken out, their team loses one point. The goal is to drain the enemy team's point score by eliminating their heroes. It is very similar to Blast, as well as the cut Hero Blast from Star Wars Battlefront and Hero Assault from the original Star Wars: Battlefront II.

Prior to the Siege of Kamino Update, Heroes vs. Villains was run with a "target system." Periodically throughout the round, one random living player would be designated as a "VIP" or target. In order to score a point, each team had to hunt down and eliminate the opposing team's target while protecting their own. The first target to die would cause the opposing team to gain a point and remove the target status from the surviving target. After that, new targets would be designated and the cycle would repeat. The first team to earn 10 points would win.


Heroes vs. Villains can be played on these maps:


Siege of Kamino Update

  • Overhauled mechanics: replaced "target system" with collective "team eliminations system" similar to Blast.

General Grievous Update

  • Fixed issues that allowed multiple players to spawn with the same Hero in Heroes Vs. Villains. Among other fixes, the "Change Character" button is now immediately unavailable after a death to prevent this.


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