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As it appears in Battlefront II

The Squad Shield is an item in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II that, when deployed, creates a stationary energy shield around a small area, protecting it from incoming blaster fire and lobbed projectiles. In both games, after withstanding a certain amount of fire, the shield will collapse and the item is destroyed.

Star Wars Battlefront[]


The Squad Shield

Available to be found on the battlefront as a Power Up in Battlefront, the Squad Shield is a portable energy shield that protects users from blaster fire and other energy weapons.

The shield projects a translucent spherical barrier around the player when deployed. When activated, it is capable of absorbing and negating blaster fire (Excluding the Cycler Rifle and Scatter Gun). The shield can only absorb a limited amount of damage. In the event that either the shield takes too much fire, the inner generator is destroyed, or a new shield is placed, the inner generator will erupt into a small explosion, causing the shield to retract and rendering the shield useless.

Behind the scenes[]

When the game was first released, the shield used to allow any kind of explosive to pass through in addition to "kinetic" weapons. This largely decreased the effectiveness of the Squad Shield and was later changed to only allow the latter to phase through the shield, while grenades and other explosives would either bounce off the shield or explode upon contact.


Star Wars Battlefront II[]

"A portable energy shield that protects users from blasters and other energy weapons."
— In-game description

Squad Shield is an Ability Card for the Officer class in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II that can be unlocked for 1 Skill Point starting when the Officer class has been leveled up to Level 10.


Ability that allows players to protect another player/objective from blaster fire. It has a maximum of 1,400 health; Leia Organa's shield in comparision has 3,000 base health. Combining both shields may potentially give up to 4,400 health (if the Star Card was upgraded to Epic rarity and without Star Cards on Leia}}


Squad Shield Statistics
Replaces Right Ability
Unlocked at Officer Level 10
Unlock Cost 1 Skill Point
Card Rarity Common Uncommon Rare Epic
Shield Health 1000 1100 1200 1400
Upgrade Cost N/A 1 Skill Point 1 Skill Point 1 Skill Point
Upgrade Requirements N/A N/A Officer Level 22 Officer Level 35