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Some special events only allowed night-time maps

A special event is a period of time in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II where core gameplay is temporarily altered in some or all game modes. Common special events include Double XP and the respawn timer being shortened.

After the Battle on Scarif Update, on May 11, 2020, special events became regularly scheduled, with the same events recurring every week.

Prior to the Battle on Scarif Update, special events varied month-to-month and were detailed monthly in a Community Calendar that was published on the game's official social channels. Some special events only applied to certain game modes. Additionally, other special events existed where players could earn limited-time content by completing limited-time challenges.

Special events began about one year after the release of Battlefront II, in September 2018.

Special Event Schedule Edit

Starting on May 11, 2020,[1] special events were changed to a recurring rotation that consists of the following events:

  • Mondays: Fast Spawns - Spawn timers will be set to 1 sec long in assault modes for the duration of the event
  • Wednesdays: Triple XP - Increased XP for faster ranking progression (previously Double XP; permanently changed to Triple XP on June 24, 2020)[2]
  • Fridays: Battle Point Event: Reinforcements - Lower Battle Point costs for all reinforcements and increased numbers allowed at a time
  • Saturdays, Sundays: Double XP - Increased XP for faster ranking progression
  • Jan 1st and May 4th Only: Battle Point Event: Unlimited Power - 90% off the Battle Point cost for everything, increased number of Reinforcements and Heroes available simultaneously, with Fast Spawn timers and Double XP in effect

All of these events affect all game modes.

Event types Edit

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The "No Match for a Good Blaster" special event only allows blaster-welding heroes to be played in Heroes vs. Villains

Prior to the Battle on Scarif Update, there were several types of special events that temporarily changed core gameplay. Each of these event types reappeared every few months:

  • Heroes Unleashed: Greatly decreases the Battle Point costs of heroes to 500 and increases the max amount of heroes that can be spawned on each side in Galactic Assault. This event allows up to 9 players on both sides in Galactic Assault to spawn as a hero, allowing for 9 vs. 9 hero battles.
  • Fast Spawn Event: The respawn timer is reduced to 1 second. Can apply to all game modes, or just a few.
  • Boots on the Ground: Only trooper units, including Reinforcements, can be played. No vehicles or heroes, with the exception of November 2019's Boots on the Ground with Vehicles and February 2020's Boots on the Ground with Heroes[3]. This event can apply to Galactic Assault, Supremacy, or both.
  • Foot Soldiers: Only trooper units and heroes can be played. No vehicles. This event can apply to Galactic Assault, Supremacy, or both.
  • Elegant Weapons/No Match for a Good Blaster: Restricts the type of Hero that can be played in Heroes vs. Villains. Emperor Palpatine is unplayable in either of these events.
  • XP Event: The amount of XP earned for playing a trooper, vehicle or hero is greatly increased, accelerating the rate in which a unit can be leveled up. Can apply to all modes, or only a few. As of June 2020, there is a Triple XP Event each Wednesday, and a Double XP event each weekend.  Double XP was active throughout April 2020.
  • Battle Point Event: This event decreases the Battle Point cost for different types of Reinforcements and/or heroes in a game mode or set of game modes.

In addition, there are two event types for when new content, such as an Appearance, can be earned by completing limited-time challenges:

  • Timed Quests: Complete a limited-time individual challenge to earn the reward item.
  • Community Quests: Complete a limited-time community challenge to earn the reward item. Community challenges are challenges that have an extremely high criterion, e.g. capture 10,000 Command Posts, and whose progress can be increased by all players.

Previous special events Edit

2020 Edit

  • April 2020:
    • Fast Spawns: 1-second spawn timer enabled on all applicable modes during this weekend. (April 3-6)[4]
    • Battle Point Event: Reinforcements: We're favoring the ongoing efforts of our reinforcements on the Battlefront this weekend as all reinforcements receive a 75% cost reduction off their normal cost. (April 10-13)
    • Weekend Event: Triple XP: We're midway through April, and now is the perfect time to get in on the action as we activate Triple XP across all modes where available (April 17-20)
    • Battle Point Event: Heroes Unleashed: We've heard your call for the return of Heroes Unleashed. This weekend across applicable modes, 9 heroes on each side will be available to play at 75% off their normal BP costs. (April 24-27)

Unlike previous months, there was no image to accompany April's Community Calendar.[4]

    • Month-Long Double XP: Double XP for increased rate of progression is active throughout April.[5]
  • March 2020:[6]
    • Midweek Boost: Double XP set every Wednesday! Modes affected: all modes.
    • Special Event: Triple XP (Feb 28–Mar 2): It's the start of a new month and along with it comes an healthy dose of Triple XP progression! Modes affected:
    • Farmboy Luke Quest: It's not Impossible (Mar 6–9): Eliminate 150 enemies in CO-OP to receive the "Farmboy Luke" Appearance. Modes affected:
    • Princess Leia Quest: May the Force be with you (Mar 13–16): Hit 15 enemies with Leia's Alt Fire to receive the "Princess" Appearance for Leia. Modes affected: all modes.
    • Special Event: Triple XP (March 13-16): Additional weekend of Triple XP not listed in the Community Calendar.[7] Modes affected: all modes.
    • Special Event: Double XP (March 16-27): The rest of March will be a Double XP month. Not listed in the Community Calendar.[8] Modes affected: All modes.
    • Special Event: Unlimited Power (Mar 20–23): 9 Heroes available per side. 75% off Battle Points cost for Heroes, Reinforcements & Vehicles. No spawn timer. This is Unlimited Power! Modes affected:
    • Special Event: Triple XP (Mar 27-30): Increased XP yields for faster ranking progression. Modes affected: all modes.
  • February 2020:[9]
    • Midweek Boost: Double XP set every Wednesday! Modes affected: all modes.
    • Fast Spawn Event: Assault Modes (Jan 31–Feb 3): Spawn Timers will be set to 1 second for the duration of this event within Assault modes. Triple XP also active! Modes affected:
    • Battle Point Event: Heroes Unleashed (Feb 7–10): The chaotic event that sees the maximum amount of heroes on each side available for play, at 75% off their normal BP costs. Modes affected:
    • Battle Point Event: Boots on the Ground (Feb 14–17): No heroes or vehicles will be coming to aid you in this weekend's Battle Point Event. (Heroes were confirmed to be staying this month.[3]) Modes affected:
    • Battle Point Event: Reinforcements (Feb 21–24): Lower Battle Point cost for all reinforcements and increased numbers allowed at any one time. Modes affected:
    • Special Event: Triple XP (Feb 28–Mar 2): Inreased XP yields for faster ranking progression. Extended to March 4 because of server issues.[10] Modes affected: all modes.
  • January 2020:[11]
    • Midweek XP Boost: Earn double the amount of experience as usual in all game modes every Wednesday of the month.
    • 14 Days of XP (3rd-6th): Earn triple the amount of experience as usual in all game modes.
    • Fast Spawn Event: Fast Spawns (10th-13th): The spawn timer in all game modes is reduced to one second, allowing for nearly instantaneous and immediate spawning after being eliminated.
    • Battle Point Event: Reinforcements (17th-20th): Battle Point costs for Reinforcements are reduced by 75% in all game modes.
    • Night Ops (24th-27th): Maps across all game modes can be played in a separate "dark mode" map rotation, and fast spawns are enabled in Assault game modes. Also, Triple XP is enabled for this event.[12]
    • Extra triple XP (31st-2nd of February): As the BB Update was postponed, a weekend of Triple XP was enabled in its place.[13]

2019 Edit

  • December 2019:[14]
    • Note that the Boots on the Ground With Vehicles event will still run until the 2nd.
    • Triple XP (5th-7th): Earn x3 XP across all game modes
    • Exact Revenge (from 6th): Capture 15 Command Posts in Capital Supremacy on Felucia to get the Kenobi! Emote for Maul
    • Achieve Serenity (from 8th): Perform 20 eliminations with Yoda’s lightsaber to get the Yoda Serenity Victory Pose
    • Old Rivalry (from 10th): Perform 20 eliminations with Darth Maul’s lightsaber to get the Kenobi voice line for Maul
    • Wisdom and Experience (from 12th): Perform 20 buffs as Yoda to get the Trust you Not voice line for Yoda
    • Fast Spawn (13th-16th): Faster Spawn rate is now enabled across all modes
    • I said it First (from 14th): Hit 20 enemies with Claw Rush as General Grievous to get the Hello there voice line for General Grievous
    • Crush and Destroy (from 16th): Eliminate 20 opponents with General Grievous’ lightsaber to get the General Grievous Duelist Victory Pose
    • Free your Rage (from 18th): Choke 20 opponents as Darth Maul to get the Darth Maul Vigilant Victory Pose
    • 50% Battle Point Reduction (20th-23rd): All units now cost 50% less Battle Points
    • Learn the ways of the Force (from 20th): Knock over 25 enemies with Luke Skywalker’s Repulse ability to get the Farmboy Luke Appearance
    • For the Republic (from 21st): Eliminate 20 enemies with Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber to get the Body and Mind Victory Pose
    • Old Enemy (from 22nd): Push Enemies with Obi-Wan Kenobi 20 times to get the Maul voice line
    • May the Force be with You (from 23rd): Hit 15 opponents with Leia’s alternate fire to get the Princess Leia Appearance.
      • All challenges will be active from the 23rd.
    • Triple XP (24th-January 6): x3 experience is enabled across all game modes
    • All quests end on January 7.
  • November 2019:[15]
    • Midweek XP Boost: Earn double the amount of experience as usual in all game modes every Wednesday of the month.
    • Double XP (1st-4th): Earn double the amount of experience as usual in all game modes.
    • Fast Spawn Event: Blast and Strike (8th-11th): The spawn timer in Blast and Strike is reduced to one second, allowing for nearly instantaneous and immediate spawning after being eliminated.
    • Double XP Event: Jedi: Fallen Order (15th-18th): Earn double the amount of experience as usual in all game modes in celebration of the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
    • Fast Spawn Event: Hero Starfighters & Starfighter Assault (22nd-25th): The spawn timer in Hero Starfighters and Starfighter Assault is reduced to one second, allowing for nearly instantaneous and immediate spawning after being eliminated. Additionally, players can earn triple the amount of experience as usual in these modes.
    • Battle Point Event: Boots on the Ground With Vehicles (Nov. 29th-Dec. 2nd): Only the standard trooper classes—Assault, Heavy, Officer, and Specialistspecial units, and vehicles are playable, with heroes disabled, in Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy.
  • August 2019:[19]
    • Double XP Wednesday: Earn double the amount of experience as usual in all game modes every Wednesday of the month.
    • Battle Point Event: Reinforcements (2nd–4th): Battle Point costs for Reinforcements are reduced by 75% in Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy.
    • Battle Point Event: Vehicles (9th–11th): Battle Point costs for vehicles are reduced by 75% in Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy.
    • Heroes Unleashed (16th–18th): Battle Point costs for heroes are reduced by 75% and up to eight heroes for each side (sixteen heroes total) can spawn simultaneously in all phases of Galactic Assault or four heroes for each side (eight heroes total) in Capital Supremacy.
    • Gamescom Triple XP Event (20th–25th): Earn triple the amount of experience as usual in all game modes in celebration of Gamescom 2019.
    • Elegant Weapons (August 30–September 1): Only heroes that wield lightsabers can be played in Heroes vs. Villains.
  • July 2019:[20]
    • Double XP Wednesday: Earn double the amount of experience as usual in all game modes every Wednesday of July.
    • Clone Wars Community Quests (July 11–August 11): Weekly community quests to unlock new animated victory poses and VO lines for Clone Wars heroes all month long.
      • Darth Maul (11th–20th): Eliminate enemies with Darth Maul to unlock "Vigilant" victory pose and choke enemies with Choke Hold ability to unlock "Kenobi" voice line.
      • Obi-Wan Kenobi (18th–27th): Eliminate enemies with Obi-Wan Kenobi to unlock "Body and Mind" victory pose and use All-Out Push ability against enemies to unlock "Maul" voice line.
      • General Grievous (July 25–August 4): Eliminate enemies with General Grievous to unlock "Grievous Dualist" victory pose and hit enemies with Claw Rush ability to unlock "Hello There" voice line.
      • Yoda (August 1–August 11): Eliminate enemies with Yoda to unlock "Serenity" victory pose and heal allies with Presence ability to unlock "Trust You Not" voice line.
  • June 2019:[21]
    • Fast Spawn Event: Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy (May 31–June 3): The spawn timer in Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy is reduced to one second, allowing for nearly instantaneous and immediate spawning after death.
    • Double XP Wednesday: Earn double the amount of experience as usual in all game modes every Wednesday of June.
    • EA Play Triple XP Weekend (7th–10th): Earn triple the amount of experience as usual in all game modes in celebration of EA Play 2019.
    • Battle Point Event: Reinforcements & Vehicles (14th–17th): Battle Point costs for Reinforcements and vehicles are reduced by 75% in Galactic Assault and Capital Supremacy.
    • Heroes Unleashed (21st–24th): Battle Point costs for heroes are reduced by 75% and up to eight heroes for each side (sixteen heroes total) can spawn simultaneously in all phases of Galactic Assault.
    • Triple XP Weekend: Capital Supremacy (June 28–July 1): Earn triple the amount of experience in Capital Supremacy.
  • April 2019:[23]
    • Battle Point Event: Reinforced Armies (5th–7th): Battle Point costs for Reinforcements are reduced by 75% in Galactic Assault, Capital Supremacy, Blast, and Strike.
    • Double XP Event: Star Wars Celebration (12th–14th): Earn double the amount of experience usually earned in all game modes for leveling up classes and heroes to celebrate the Star Wars Celebration convention and the announcement of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™.
    • Fast Spawn Event: Capital Supremacy and Galactic Assault (19th–21st): The spawn timer in Capital Supremacy and Galactic Assault is reduced to one second, allowing for nearly instantaneous and immediate spawning after death.
    • Triple XP Weekend (26th–28th): Earn triple the amount of experience as usual in Heroes vs. Villains and Hero Showdown for leveling up heroes.
  • March 2019:[24]
    • Map Rotation: The Chosen One (1st–3rd): Map rotations will only have Clone Wars-era maps in conjunction with the release of Anakin Skywalker, the 501st Legion, the Coruscant Guard, and updates to the previously released Clone Trooper Appearances.
    • Fast Spawn Event: Blast and Strike (8th–10th): The spawn timer in Blast and Strike is reduced to one second, allowing for nearly instantaneous and immediate spawning after death.
    • Triple XP Weekend: Starfighters (15th–17th): Earn three times the amount of experience as usual in Starfighter Assault and Hero Starfighters for leveling up starfighters.
    • Double XP: All Modes (22nd–24th): Earn double the amount of experience usually earned in all game modes for leveling up classes and heroes.
    • New Mode Triple XP (29th–31st): Earn three times the amount of experience usually earned in Capital Supremacy for leveling up all units.
  • February 2019:[25]
    • Battle Point Event: Heroes (January 31–February 3): Battle Point costs for heroes in Galactic Assault are reduced by 50%.
    • Battle Point Event: Reinforcements (8th–10th): Battle Point costs for Reinforcements are reduced by 50% in Galactic Assault.
    • Night Ops Event (15th–17th): Map rotations in all game mode will only include nighttime maps. The spawn timer in Assault modes will be removed and double XP can be earned.
    • Battle Point Event: Vehicles (22nd–24th): Battle Point costs for vehicles are reduced by 50% in Galactic Assault.

2018 Edit

  • December 2018:[27]
    • Heroes Unleashed (14th–16th): Battle Point costs for heroes are reduced by 75% and all eight heroes can spawn simultaneously in all phases of Galactic Assault.
    • Life Day Event (17th–27th): Battle Point costs for heroes, vehicles, and reinforcements are decreased by 25% in Galactic Assault and XP earned is increased by 50% in all modes. Additionally, the front end theme of the menu will change every few days, focusing on different locations, eras, and heroes.
    • New Years Event: Power! Unlimited Power! (28th–January 1): In Galactic Assault, all 9 heroes for both Light Side and Dark Side factions are able to spawn simultaneously with battle point costs reduced by 75% for heroes, vehicles, and reinforcements. The spawn timer is also temporarily removed.
  • September 2018:
    • Vehicles Weekend: Battle Point costs for Vehicles are reduced.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Star Wars Battlefront II Community Events Calendar
  2. Twitter icon Tweet by Kevin Johnson (@T0talFPS). "We've made some slight changes to XP events in #StarWarsBattlefrontII
    🟠 Midweek Boost has evolved from Double XP to Triple XP, applied every Wednesday for 24 hours!
    🟠 Double XP boost will now be active every Saturday & Sunday!
    Go get that XP!"
     (Source)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Not labeled as such in the Community Calendar but reinforced by EA_Tom on the forums: "We decided on keeping Heroes available so folks could still get their hands on BB-8, and BB-9E.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A note on the April Community Calendar
  5. Quick update on The Battle on Scarif)
  6. March 2020 Community Calendar
  7. x3 Experience - F8RGE confirms more Triple XP
  8. double Experience - F8RGE confirms more Double XP
  9. February 2020 Community Calendar
  10. Ben confirmed it on Twitter, and EA_Tom confirms this on the forums
  11. January Community Calendar
  12. EAlogo F8RGE: "This weekend's event will also have x3 experience enabled. Enjoy." on the official Star Wars Battlefront Forums (Content obsolete; backup link unresponsive, original screenshot not captured)
  13. EAlogo F8RGE: "In the meantime we'll also be enabling x3 experience for the weekend." on the official Star Wars Battlefront Forums (Content obsolete; backup link unresponsive, original screenshot not captured)
  14. Holiday Quests & Community Calendar
  15. November Community Calendar
  16. Community Calendar - October 2019
  17. 17.0 17.1 EAlogo Farmboy Luke & Maul Emote on the official Star Wars Battlefront Forums (Content obsolete; backup link unresponsive, original screenshot not captured)
  18. September Community Calendar
  19. August Community Calendar
  20. Community Calendar - July (EAStarWars on Twitter)
  21. Community Calendar - June (EAStarWars on Twitter)
  22. Community Calendar - May
  23. April Community Calendar
  24. March Community Calendar
  25. February Community Calendar
  26. Community Calendar: January
  27. Community Calendar: December
  28. Community Calendar: November
  29. Community Calendar: October
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