- "Fight for the galaxy in multiplayer battles across all eras."
- — Reveal trailer
Star Wars Battlefront II is a first- and third-person 2017 action-shooter video game published by Electronic Arts and developed by EA DICE, Motive Studios, and Criterion Games that features content from the prequel, original, and sequel trilogy eras from the Star Wars universe. The sequel to the 2015 video game Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefront II was released worldwide on November 17, 2017.
New content was regularly added to the game in monthly game updates until April 2020, when it was announced that the live-service team at DICE, which was responsible for supporting Battlefront II, was moving on from the game.
A permanent digital edition of the game, titled Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition, was released on December 5, 2019. The edition instantly unlocks all of the game's customization content, excluding a select few cosmetics tied to milestones or pre-order bonuses. Normally, all customization content would have to be unlocked by earning Credits in-game or optionally purchasing Crystals.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Pre-launch
- 1.2 Reception
- 1.3 Post-launch
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 List of content
- 4 List of Units
- 5 Game Editions
- 6 Game Updates
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
The sequel to EA DICE's reboot of the Star Wars: Battlefront series was announced during an earnings call by EA's CFO, Blake Jorgensen, in May 2016. The game was announced to feature content from "the new movies" with "bigger and better worlds."
In January 2017, the EA Star Wars Twitter page revealed that the sequel to Battlefront was to have more locations, heroes, eras, vehicles, and an all-new singleplayer campaign, easily amounting to more than triple the content from the original game.
Star Wars Battlefront II was officially announced at Star Wars Celebration in April 2017. The first trailer was shown at the event, giving glimpses of the Imperial-focused campaign and multiplayer battles across different eras (Clone Wars, Galactic Civil War, and First Order–Resistance war) as well as space and air battles, confirming that all three Star Wars trilogies would be playable in both ground and space.
Shortly after the reveal, Bernd Diemer, Creative Director of Battlefront II, suggested that the game may not feature a Season Pass, sighting a desire to keep the community whole. In regards to what would replace the Season Pass, Diemer stated that DICE would have "something different in mind that would allow [players] to play longer." This was later revealed to be post-launch content seasons, where all players would get access to new DLCs for free.
Mark Webster, executive producer of Battlefront II, announced on April 15, 2017, at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, that the worldwide release of the game would be November 17, 2017, with those who pre-order getting the game three days early, and those with EA Access on November 9.
At EA Play 2017, the first multiplayer gameplay trailer for the game was unveiled, along with a livestream featuring the new mode Galactic Assault on the new planet Naboo. It was also confirmed that post-release content would be free, starting with the The Last Jedi Season. The new content, which would include heroes Finn and Captain Phasma and a new planet, was to accompany the release of the new movie The Last Jedi.
On the 5th of October, it was announced that players on PC, Xbox, and PS4 would have the chance to test out the game in Star Wars Battlefront II's official open beta. The beta was downloadable on the 6th of October and was originally intended to end on the 9th of October, but due to the large number of people participating in the beta and providing feedback, EA extended the end date to the 11th of October. In the beta, players had the opportunity to play Galactic Assault on Naboo, the new mode Strike on Takodana, as well as get a glimpse on the new Star Card system.
Loot box controversy
On November 9, some players who were subscribed to EA Access began to complain about the game's progression system after being able to play the full game early. They criticized the prevalence of loot boxes in the game that was not apparent in the beta, and especially criticized how loot boxes were closely tied to multiplayer progression. Players also expressed displeasure with the absurdly high cost to unlock heroes because of the apparent length of time it would take to acquire the needed Credits. Some players interpreted these game mechanics as a ploy by EA to have players spend even more money on the base $60 game in order to skip the "grind." They voiced their frustration on social media and internet forums, such as Reddit, calling the game "pay-to-win" and equating the game's predatory loot box system to gambling. Many were concerned of the addictive nature of loot boxes and their presence in a game heavily marketed towards children.
As more posts about the game's loot box system circulated, various news outlets started covering the story, amplifying player's concerns. The strong negative reaction to the game's loot box system sparked government investigations into the mechanics behind loot boxes and the danger they posed to young children. Eventually, EA issued a statement on Reddit in defense of Battlefront II's loot boxes and high cost of heroes, but the statement became extremely controversial and only generated even more negative press about the game and the company and industry as a whole.
Eventually, EA announced in a blog post that the cost of heroes would be significantly reduced. On the eve of the game's worldwide release, EA also issued a statement saying that microtransactions would be disabled until further notice, helping to mitigate the effects of using real money to get ahead in-game. These microtransactions were eventually re-enabled several months later when the loot box system was largely removed in the Progression Update.
Star Wars Battlefront II was released worldwide on November 17, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Origin on PC.
At launch, the game received mixed reviews, with most of the praised elements of the game being overshadowed by the loot box controversy. IGN gave it a 65/100, calling the game "beautifully detailed", but noted that its campaign felt "disjointed" and the progression system "one of the worst." Polygon scored the game a 7/10, describing the campaign feeling "rushed" but praised Janina Gavankar's portrayal of Iden Versio. Forbes gave the game 5/10, praising its gameplay, graphics, and sound design, but bemoaning the progression system.
The game received massive, widespread criticism for its loot box "pay-to-win" progression system and for certain heroes being locked behind in-game credit paywalls that took a long time to unlock. Shortly before the game launched, DICE lowered the cost of locked heroes as well as disabled the ability to purchase loot boxes with the game's microtransactions currency in an effort to mitigate the impact of loot boxes on progression.
The Last Jedi Season (December 2017–January 2018)
The first season for Battlefront II, The Last Jedi Season, began three weeks after the game's release and featured content inspired by the movie The Last Jedi. Beginning December 4 and ending January 14, the season allowed players to side with either the Resistance or First Order and complete faction-specific challenges to obtain Loot Crates with special rewards. The second week of the season saw the release of two new heroes and one new hero ship: Finn, Captain Phasma, and Tallie Lintra's RZ-2 A-Wing; three new campaign missions; as well as two new maps, Crait: Abandoned Rebel Outpost and D'Qar: Resistance Base Evacuation. No new content was released for the remainder of the season, but faction-specific challenges and special map playlists continued to appear every week until January 14.
Small content updates followed after the end of Season 1. The 1.1 Patch released on January 16, 2018 and added Abandoned Rebel Outpost, previously limited only to Galactic Assault, to the Blast map rotation. Additionally, Iden Versio's TIE/ln Fighter was added as a hero ship for the Dark Side, increasing the amount of Dark Side hero ships available in Starfighter Assault to five hero ships.
In February 2018, the 1.2 Patch added the game's first limited-time mode, Jetpack Cargo. A twist on the original Cargo mode from the first game, Jetpack Cargo has all players spawn as an Aerial unit as they try to score a point for their team by delivering Cargo to the enemy team's side.
Progression system overhaul (March 2018)
The release of the 2.0 Patch, also known as the Progression Update, in March 2018 marked the complete removal of Loot Crates affecting multiplayer progression. The update introduced class-specific XP and Skill Points, allowing players to level up any class or hero by simply playing as that class or hero. Additionally, in the same update, the Credit requirement to unlock heroes was removed, allowing any hero to be played right away. The update also added the planet Bespin to multiplayer with the addition of the map Administrator's Palace.
In April, the Night on Endor Update brought with it the game's second limited-time mode, Ewok Hunt. Set on a slightly changed Survivors of Endor map from Battlefront, Ewok Hunt allows players to play as an Ewok as they hunt down a team of Stormtroopers trying to survive their night on Endor.
The Han Solo Season (May–June 2018)
The second season, The Han Solo Season, began in May and ran until June in conjunction with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story and included the new planet Kessel, the return of Jabba's Palace from Battlefront, the return of the mode Extraction, the new mode Hero Showdown, the new hero ship Lando and L3-37's Millennium Falcon, and new younger Appearances for Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca based on how they appear in Solo. A month later in July, the new Hero Starfighters mode was added, allowing players to play as their favorite hero ship.
Clone Wars content (October 2018–September 2019)
At EA Play 2018 in July, the first set of new content based on the Clone Wars, which had been heavily requested by the community, was finally unveiled with the first roadmap, and a month later in August, DICE announced that seasons were being dropped in favor of monthly updates and introduced the first clone trooper Appearances.
In September 2018, the Squad System Update overhauled the squad system, allowing players to spawn on each other in permanent squads. During this time the first sets of Community Calendars and roadmaps were released.
The series of Clone Wars content, starting with the General Grievous Update, was released from October 2018 until September 2019 and included new heroes General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku, and Anakin Skywalker, the new planets Geonosis and Felucia, the new game modes Capital Supremacy and Co-op, the return of the mode Instant Action, the new TX-130 vehicle, the new Infiltrator reinforcement class, the new ARC Trooper, Commando Droid, Droideka, and Clone Commando reinforcements, and a plethora of new Appearances for the Republic clone troopers, Separatist droids, and heroes.
The Rise of Skywalker, Age of Rebellion content, and end of support (December 2019–May 2020)
In August 2019, DICE announced that focus was shifting towards the other eras starting in October starting with a rework to Ewok Hunt in the Another Night on Endor Update. This includes new content inspired by The Rise of Skywalker featuring new reinforcements, a new planet from the film, and the first few reinforcement Appearances.
While the reinforcement appearances - those pertaining to Clone Wars reinforcements - arrived with The Celebration Update, released at the same time as the Battlefront II Celebration Edition, new content from The Rise of Skywalker arrived with The Rise of Skywalker Update, released the same week as the film itself.
A Community Transmission confirmed that new content from the Galactic Civil War will come to Battlefront II very soon, including the expansion of Supremacy and Co-Op to that era, and the return of Scarif from the first game; the latter planned for March.
The new Age of Rebellion content arrived with The Age of Rebellion Update, and the introduction of that era to Supremacy and Instant Action, along with Scarif, arrived in the Battle on Scarif Update in April (originally scheduled for March).
The Battle on Scarif Update, released April 29, 2020, was the last major content update for the game.
While the Battle on Scarif Update was the last major content update for Battlefront II, the last update for the game coincided with the May 28th Patch and the alteration of the special events in the game to follow a rotation.
On May 9, 2020, the former community manager of Battlefront II, Ben Walke, said on the Star Wars Battlefront Subreddit Discord, that a small patch in May is planned, which includes fixes to bugs, and tweaks to the Old Master milestone to make it easier to achieve.
On August 26, 2020, a patch was released with further bug fixes.
On January 14, 2021, the Celebration Edition of the game, alongside the first game's Ultimate Edition, was released on the Epic Games Store, and as part of the Epic Games Store's weekly free game initiative, Battlefront II was made free for the first week of its availability.
The campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II follows Iden Versio, commander of Inferno Squad, an elite Imperial special forces unit. Upon witnessing the destruction of the Death Star II, Versio's squad members look to her for direction.
Arcade allows players to play against AI bots across most maps in the game, either singleplayer or co-op, and does not require an Internet connection. Modes in Arcade include:
- Custom Arcade
- Battle Scenarios
Split-screen gameplay is only available on the console versions of the game.
Added in the Cooperation Update, Instant Action, named after Pandemic Studios' Instant Action, is an offline singleplayer game mode set throughout all three major Star Wars eras, which allows players to battle in Co-Op and ground-phase Supremacy matches with and against AI troopers, reinforcements, heroes and AI-controlled vehicles. Like Arcade, Instant Action does not require an internet connection.
Unlike the previous game, this installment includes four playable classes: Assault, Heavy, Officer, and Specialist, each with different strengths and weaknesses. As players progress through a match, they accumulate Battle Points, which can be used to spawn as reinforcements: special units, vehicles, and even heroes.
At launch, progression was largely randomized; while blasters and blaster mods were, and still are, unlocked by accumulating kills in-game through milestones, players could collect Star Cards through Loot Crates, which were purchasable with both in-game Credits and the game's microtransactions, Crystals. Additionally, Star Cards could be crafted by choice through Crafting Parts which could be found in Loot Crates.
Due to its massive controversy, however, microtransactions were disabled at launch and the progression system was entirely redesigned, with the new progression system released in the 2.0 Patch. Progression is now linear; players earn Skill Points for each class by playing as that class in-game and leveling it up, earning one Skill Point each time the class is leveled up.
Skill Points can be used to unlock and upgrade Star Cards for that class. Skill Points are also unlocked for reinforcement classes, including heroes and vehicles. Crystals can only be used to purchase cosmetic items, such as appearances, which can also be purchased with in-game credits.
Loot Crates are now only used to reward credits and cosmetics. As of the Cooperation Update, Crates only existed within skin bundles; some time after The Rise of Skywalker Update, weapons and their attachments, alongside customization options, was made obtainable only through Crates.
Two types of Star Cards exist: Boost Cards which are used to upgrade certain abilities or elements of a class or hero, and Ability Cards which are used to swap out abilities with other abilities. Only the four trooper classes have Ability Cards.
Game modes are divided among three main categories: Supremacy, and Heroes and Villains, and More. Since the Another Night on Endor Update, Co-Op Missions is a separate game mode, originally part of the more category. Co-Op Missions can currently be found in the "play" menu alongside multi- and single- player.
In addition to the permanent game modes, some game modes are only available for a limited time and are on rotation with other limited-time modes, swapping out with them periodically; they can be found under More.
- Age of the Republic
- Age of Resistance (added in the BB Update)
- Age of Rebellion (added in the Battle on Scarif Update)
- Heroes vs. Villains
- Hero Showdown (added in The Han Solo Season)
- Hero Starfighters (added in the Hero Starfighters Update)
- Galactic Assault
- Starfighter Assault
- Strike/Extraction (Extraction matchmaking merged with Strike in the Cooperation Update)
- Ewok Hunt (added in the Night on Endor Update)
- Jetpack Cargo (limited-time; added in the 1.2 Patch)
- Galactic Republic
- Separatist Alliance
- Resistance (added in The Rise of Skywalker Update)
- First Order (added in The Rise of Skywalker Update)
- Rebel Alliance (added in The Age of Rebellion Update)
- Galactic Empire (added in The Age of Rebellion Update)
List of content
Maps are based on planets that appear in all three cinematic eras of Star Wars: the Clone Wars, the Galactic Civil War, and the First Order–Resistance war. Nearly the full size of the maps are playable in larger game modes such as Galactic Assault while sections of the larger maps are playable in the smaller game modes such as Strike.
Some planets also feature more than one map, some of which can only be played in smaller modes. Space and high atmosphere maps are separate and can only be found in Starfighter Assault. Most of the maps are also playable in the offline modes Arcade and Instant Action; in the latter's case, all maps that are introduced into Supremacy will be available there.
Prequel trilogy era:
- Geonosis (added in the Battle of Geonosis Update)
- Lucrehulk Battleship (space map)
- Felucia (added in the Cooperation Update)
Original trilogy era:
- Bespin (added in the 2.0 Patch)
- Death Star II
- Imperial Shipyard (space map)
- Kessel (added in The Han Solo Season)
- Scarif (added in the Battle on Scarif Update)
- Yavin 4
Sequel trilogy era:
- Ajan Kloss (added in The Rise of Skywalker Update)
- Crait (added in The Last Jedi Season)
- D'Qar (added in The Last Jedi Season)
- Resistance Base Evacuation (space map)
- Starkiller Base
- Unknown Regions
- Resurgent Star Destroyer (space map)
|DC-15A (Republic Default)||E-5 (Separatist Default)||A280C (Rebel Default)||E-11 (Empire Default)|
|EL-16 (Resistance Default)||F-11D (First Order Default)|
Unlocked through milestones:
|A280||CR-2||EL-16HFE||E-11D (added in The Age of Rebellion Update)|
|DC-15 (Republic Default)||E-5C (Separatist Default)||RT-97C (Rebel Default)||DLT-15 (Empire Default)|
|M-45 (Resistance Default)||FWMB-10 (First Order Default)|
Unlocked through milestones:
|DC-15LE||FWMB-10K||TL-50||T-21 (added in The Age of Rebellion Update)|
|DC-17 (Republic Default)||RG-4D (Separatist Default)||DH-17 (Rebel Default)||RK-3 (Empire Default)|
|Glie-44 (Resistance Default)||SE-44 (First Order Default)|
Unlocked through milestones:
|Blurrg-1120||S-5||SE-44C||DL-18 (added in The Age of Rebellion Update)|
|Valken-38X (Republic Default)||E-5s (Separatist Default)||DLT-20A (Rebel Default)||DLT-19X (Empire Default)|
|A180 Sniper (Resistance Default)||DLT-19D (First Order Default)|
Unlocked through milestones:
|A280-CFE||IQA-11||NT-242||Cycler Rifle (added in The Age of Rebellion Update)|
The mechanic of Star Cards from the previous game return but is slightly different. Star Cards are now classified as either an Ability Card or Boost Card, and can be upgraded up to four times to maximize its effect. An Ability Card replaces one of the default abilities of a unit, while a Boost Card enhances the default ability.
|In-game Description||The default thermal detonator is a throwable grenade packing a deadly punch.|
|Effect||Explodes, dealing damage to enemies on detonation.|
|In-game Description||Lead the charge and equip a powerful short-range weapon that builds no heat for a limited time.|
|In-game Description||This default launcher fires a scan dart which is useful for quickly locating enemies.|
|Improved Thermal Detonator||Improved Scan Dart||Smart Ion Grenade||Recharge Vanguard||Flash Pistol|
|Toughen Up||Acid Launcher||Slug Vanguard||Killstreak Vanguard|
|In-game Description||The default impact grenade detonates on contact with any object.|
|In-game Description||Hold the line by drawing a heavy rotary blaster. You and nearby allies take reduced explosive damage while you are in Sentry mode.|
|In-game Description||The default Combat Shield projects in front of you, offering a good balance between mobility and protection.|
|Improved Impact Grenade||Improved Combat Shield||Ion Torpedo||Detonate Charge||Mobile Sentry|
|Barrage||Ion Turret||Supercharged Sentry||Explosive Sentry|
|In-game Description||The Flash Grenade splits into multiple fragments that blind and deal a small amount of damage.|
RETRIGGER ACTION: Split into fragments
|In-game Description||Inspire your squad by issuing a Battle Command that allows your allies to withstand more damage.|
|In-game Description||The default Blaster Turret locks onto enemy soldiers and vehicles. Turret automatically repairs when near a friendly Officer.|
RETRIGGER ACTION: Self-Destruct
|Improved Flash Grenade||Blast Command||Improved Blaster Turret||Homing Shot||Squad Shield|
|Disruption||Defuser||Recharge Command||Improved Battle Command|
|In-game Description||The default Shock Grenade that temporarily slows enemies down.|
|In-game Description||Go behind enemy lines by becoming undetectable to enemy scanners, marking enemies, and equipping a powerful medium-ranged weapon.|
|In-game Description||Digital macrobinoculars capable of uncovering heat signatures of enemy soldiers, even through walls. Additionally they can spot enemies in direct line of sight and relay their location to your allies.|
|Improved Shock Grenade||Improved Thermal Binoculars||Scramble Infiltration||Trip Mine||Personal Shield|
|Stinger Pistol||Repulsor Cannon||Hardened Infiltration||Killstreak Infiltration|
Each of the four primary trooper classes has eight Boost Cards, but all of them are identical except for one, which is unique to each class and reveals their role on the battlefield. For example, the Heavy class has the Boost Card called Defender that no other class can equip. This Boost Card gives the Heavy extra Battle Points for taking damage, highlighting their role as a tank-unit.
Unique Boost Cards:
|Assault Training||Defender||Officer's Presence||Stealth|
Shared Boost Cards:
|Expert Weapons Handling||Survivalist|
List of Units
Units in Battlefront II are divided into 4 types: Troopers, Special Units, Vehicles and Heroes.
- Aerials are very mobile, utilizing Jump Packs to traverse the map faster than other units, and are equipped with rocket launchers to deal high damage to vehicles.
- Enforcers can withstand lots of damage while dealing high damage themselves, they can heal themselves and other team mates, that are in trouble.
- Infiltrators utilize fast and stealthy attacks to ambush enemies.
|Jet Trooper (Galactic Republic)||Rebel Rocket-Jumper (Rebel Alliance)|
|Clone Commando (Galactic Republic)||Wookiee Warrior (Galactic Republic / Rebel Alliance)||Ovissian Gunner (Resistance)|
|ARC Trooper (Galactic Republic)||Ewok Hunter (Rebel Alliance)||Caphex Spy (Resistance)|
|B2-RP Rocket Droid (Separatists)||Imperial Jump Trooper (Galactic Empire)||First Order Jet Trooper (First Order)|
|B2 Super Battle Droid (Separatists)||Droideka (Separatists)||Death Trooper (Galactic Empire)||First Order Flametrooper (First Order)|
|Commando Droid (Separatists)||ISB Agent (Galactic Empire)||Sith Trooper (First Order)|
Aerial Vehicles for the Galactic Republic
|ARC-170 Starfighter (Fighter)||V-Wing (Interceptor)||BTL-B Y-Wing (Bomber)||LAAT Gunship (Artillery)|
Aerial Vehicles for the Separatists
|Vulture Droid (Fighter)||Droid Tri-Fighter (Interceptor)||Hyena-class bomber (Bomber)|
Aerial Vehicles for the Rebel Alliance
|T-65B X-Wing (Fighter)||RZ-1 A-Wing (Interceptor)||BTL-A4 Y-Wing (Bomber)||T-47 Airspeeder (Speeder)|
|U-Wing (Artillery; only on Yavin 4: The Great Temple)|
Aerial Vehicles for the Galactic Empire
|TIE/ln Fighter (Fighter)||TIE/IN Interceptor (Interceptor)||TIE/sa Bomber (Bomber)|
Aerial Vehicles for the Resistance
|T-70 X-Wing (Fighter)||RZ-2 A-Wing (Interceptor)|
Aerial Vehicles for the First Order
|TIE/fo Fighter (Fighter)||TIE/sf Fighter (Interceptor)|
Ground vehicles are normally found as part of the Armor class. Additionally, some Speeder and Artillery vehicles are land-based vehicles. The Tauntaun is classified as a Mount vehicle, and is exclusive to Hoth: Outpost Delta.
Ground Vehicles for the Galactic Republic
|AT-RT (Armor)||BARC Speeder (Speeder) (Battle of Geonosis Update)||AT-TE (Artillery) (Battle of Geonosis Update)||TX-130|
Ground Vehicles for the Separatists
|AAT (Armor)||MTT (Artillery)||STAP (Speeder) (Battle of Geonosis Update)|
Ground Vehicles for the Rebel Alliance
|Scavenged AT-RT (Armor)||74-Z Speeder Bike (Speeder)||Stolen AT-AT (Artillery)||Tauntaun (Mount; only on Hoth: Outpost Delta)|
Ground Vehicles for the Galactic Empire
|AT-ST (Armor)||74-Z Speeder Bike (Speeder)||AT-AT (Artillery)||Tauntaun (Mount; only on Hoth: Outpost Delta)|
Ground Vehicles for the Resistance
|Stolen LIUV (Speeder)||V-4X-D Ski Speeder (Speeder; only on Crait: Abandoned Rebel Outpost) (The Last Jedi Season)||Scavenged AT-ST (Armor; only on Ajan Kloss: The Klosslands (The Rise of Skywalker Update)|
Ground Vehicles for the First Order
|LIUV (Speeder)||First Order AT-ST (Armor) (The Last Jedi Season)|
As of the BB Update, there are a total of 22 playable heroes, 14 of which were available at launch. The rest have been added in post-launch updates. Heroes are either affiliated with the Light Side or the Dark Side as well as a certain era (Clone Wars, Galactic Civil War, or First Order–Resistance war).
As of the latest update:
|Luke Skywalker||Leia Organa||Han Solo||Chewbacca|
|Lando Calrissian||Yoda||Rey||Finn (The Last Jedi Season)|
|Obi-Wan Kenobi (Battle of Geonosis Update)||Anakin Skywalker (The Chosen One Update)||BB-8 (BB Update)|
|Darth Vader||Emperor Palpatine||Boba Fett||Bossk|
|Iden Versio||Darth Maul||Kylo Ren||Captain Phasma (The Last Jedi Season)|
|General Grievous (General Grievous Update)||Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus Update)||BB-9E (BB Update)|
As of the second part of the Han Solo season there are 12 Hero Ships, with three of them added in post-launch updates.
If a Millennium Falcon has already spawned into the map, any of its other variants cannot be used.
As of the latest update:
|Boba Fett's Slave I||Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1||Darth Maul's Scimitar||Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer|
|Iden Versio's TIE/ln Fighter (1.1 Patch)|
In addition to the standard game, there are currently five editions of Battlefront II that either grant exclusive cosmetics or unlock existing cosmetics in the game that can be earned through regular gameplay.
In addition to the Deluxe Edition content, players who pre-ordered Battlefront II gained access to Epic level Star Cards for Rey, Kylo Ren, their vehicles Rey and Chewbacca's Millennium Falcon, Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer and Yoda's Lightsaber Mastery card.
In addition to the Deluxe Edition and pre-order content, the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition granted access to:
- Elite Officer Upgrade Pack including Blurrg-1120 with Reduced Recoil mod and Improved Battle Command
- Heavy Metal Upgrade Pack including FWMB-10K with Auto Cooling mod and Improved Combat Shield
- Armored Assault Upgrade Pack including CR-2 with Reduced Recoil mod and Improved Thermal Detonator
- Master Specialist Upgrade Pack including A280-CFE with Dual Zoom mod and Laser Trip Mine
All Star Cards included with this pack are all at Epic rarity. In addition, players who bought this edition were able to play the game three days earlier, on November 14.
Two limited-edition PlayStation 4 bundles containing the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition - one for the Pro and one for the Slim - were released.
The Celebration Edition is a new digital version of Star Wars Battlefront II which unlocks almost every cosmetic item in the game up until The Rise of Skywalker Update.
Released on December 5, 2019, the Celebration Edition celebrates the two-year anniversary of Star Wars Battlefront II. It unlocks every Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary Appearance, Emote, Voice Over, and Victory Pose that was added before 2020, including The Rise of Skywalker-inspired Appearances for the Heroes Rey (Jedi), Finn (Resistance Hero) and Kylo Ren (Supreme Leader) and excluding Jedi Training for Rey and Unmasked for Kylo Ren.
It will not unlock Event cosmetics, the Deluxe Edition Appearances, or any appearances added after The Rise of Skywalker Update. Additionally, it does not unlock any Star Cards.
In the United States, players who own the game can upgrade to the Celebration Edition for $25, and new players can purchase the Celebration Edition for $40. The cost differs per country; in some countries, such as Canada, the cost to upgrade is $34.99 and for new players the game with the Celebration Edition upgrade costs $51.99.
Every Major and Minor game update is listed below. Updates are usually released at 09:00 UTC for PC, 10:00 UTC for PlayStation 4, and 11:00 UTC for Xbox One, which is at morning Stockholm time, though exceptions exist; for example, The Rise of Skywalker Update was deployed 14:00 UTC for Xbox One, 15:00 UTC PS4, and 16:00 UTC PC, an afternoon release (Stockholm time).
Updates are listed from oldest to newest.
Updates released in 2017
- 1.0 Patch (The Last Jedi Season)—Started The Last Jedi Season, which includes the new maps Crait: Abandoned Rebel Outpost and D'Qar: Resistance Base Evacuation, new Resurrection campaign, and new heroes Finn, Captain Phasma and Tallie Lintra's RZ-2 A-Wing
Updates released in 2018
- 2.0 Patch (Progression Update)—Overhauled the Progression System and brought back Bespin: Administrator's Palace from the first game
- Night on Endor Update—Added cosmetic appearances and the new mode Ewok Hunt
- Han Solo Season Update—Started The Han Solo Season, which includes the new mode Hero Showdown, new map Tatooine: Jabba's Palace and new hero appearances, including the first Legendary skin, Boushh
- Han Solo Season Part 2—Added part two of The Han Solo Season, including Extraction, Kessel: Coaxium Mine, new hero appearances based on Solo: A Star Wars Story and a new Hero ship, Lando and L3-37's Millennium Falcon
- Hero Starfighters Update—Added Hero Starfighters, rebalanced hero fighters and added a new trooper appearance
- Elite Corps Update—Added the first group of Clone Trooper appearances and reintroduced the ability to obtain emotes and Victory Poses
- Squad System Update—Revamped the game's squad system, introduced more Clone Trooper appearances, and implemented End-of-Round (EOR) matchmaking
- General Grievous Update—Added General Grievous and brought "health on kill" Star Cards to all Heroes
- Battle of Geonosis Update—Added Geonosis: Trippa Hive, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and multiple Clone Trooper and hero appearances
- December 2018 Update—Added a new appearance for Obi-Wan Kenobi and the new Squad system to Blast
Updates released in 2019
- Darth Tyranus Update—Added Count Dooku and Geonosis: Trippa Hive to Blast, Heroes vs. Villains, and Arcade
- The Chosen One Update—Added Anakin Skywalker and overhauled Clone Trooper customization
- Capital Supremacy Update—Added Large-scale game mode Capital Supremacy, Geonosis: Pipeline Junction West, ARC Troopers, Commando Droids, and overhauled Lightsaber combat
- Giants Above Kachirho Update—Added map Kashyyyk: Kachirho Beach to Capital Supremacy and the first Event skin, Princess
- Siege of Kamino Update—Added map Kamino: Cloning Facility to Capital Supremacy, reworked Heroes vs. Villains and raised level cap for all units to 1000
- Where are those Droidekas? Update—Added map Naboo: Theed to Capital Supremacy, the TX-130, and Droidekas
- Roger Roger Update—Added new droid appearances, new Clone Wars capital ship maps to Heroes vs. Villains and a contextual spawning system to Capital Supremacy
- Cooperation Update—Added new map Felucia: Tagata, new game modes Co-Op and Instant Action, and Clone Commandos
- Another Night on Endor Update—Reworked Ewok Hunt, added Co-Op defend scenarios and faction selection, and Felucia: Tagata to Heroes vs. Villains
- The Celebration Update—Added new Clone Wars reinforcement appearances, revamped the UI and adds options to customize the UI
- The Rise of Skywalker Update—Added new reinforcements, new map Ajan Kloss: The Klosslands, appearances from The Rise of Skywalker, and expanded Co-Op to the Sequel era
Updates released in 2020
- BB Update—Added Sequel era maps to Instant Action and Capital Supremacy, and new heroes BB-8 and BB-9E
- The Age of Rebellion Update—Expanded the Age of Rebellion to Co-Op and added new Infiltrator reinforcements Ewok Hunter and ISB Agent
- Battle on Scarif Update—Added map Scarif: Scarif Beach to Co-Op, Supremacy, and Instant Action alongside the expansion of the Age of Rebellion to Supremacy and new hero appearances. (Final major content update for the game)
Updates released in 2017
Updates released in 2018
- 1.1 Patch—Added Iden Versio's TIE/ln Fighter
- 1.2 Patch—Added Jetpack Cargo and hero apparances
- 2.01 Patch
- August Patch
Updates released in 2019
- Darth Tyranus Hotfix
- The Chosen One Hotfix
- Capital Supremacy Hotfix
- Giants Above Kachirho Patch
- June 11th Patch
- July 2019 Update—Added Event Emotes, victory poses and voice lines for Clone Wars heroes which became available throughout July and August
- August 2019 Patch
- October 2019 Patch
- October 30th Patch
Updates released in 2020
- February 12th Patch
- March 11th Patch
- May 28th Patch— Fixed several issues from Battle on Scarif Update and balances Appearance challenges.
- August 26th Patch (Final minor content update for the game)
- Star Wars Battlefront II: Full Length Reveal Trailer on YouTube
- Comment by user F8RGE on Reddit. "No plans for it to go away." (Image) (Source)
- Comment by user F8RGE on Reddit. "Nope. It's digital only." (Source)
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 Confirmed, Features Content From "The New Movies" on Gamespot.com
- Star Wars Battlefront 2's Microtransactions Are A Real Problem; Here's What $100 Does To Progression on GameSpot
- EA Cuts Star Wars Battlefront II Hero Costs After Widespread Anger on Kotaku
- Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked? on Reddit
- 'How a Star Wars video game faced charges that it was promoting gambling' from The Washington Post
- 'Battlefront II' under investigation in Belgium over loot crates on Engadget
- EA Defense Of Star Wars Battlefront II Becomes Most Downvoted Reddit Comment Ever on Kotaku
- CHANGE WILL BE A CONSTANT IN STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II on the official Star Wars Battlefront II website
- AN UPDATE ON STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II on the official Star Wars Battlefront II website
- Star Wars Battlefront II on Metacritic
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 Review on IGN
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 review on Polygon
- 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Review: The Empire Screws Up on Forbes
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 review on EuroGamer
- Unlocking Heroes In Star Wars Battlefront II Could Take A Long Time on Kotaku
- EA Temporarily Removes Microtransactions From Star Wars Battlefront II on Kotaku
- Community Transmission - Celebration Edition & The Rise of Skywalker
- Star Wars Battlefront II - The BB Update & Age of Rebellion on the way
- Community Transmission: The Battle on Scarif Update
- 5/8/20 - F8RGE on the Star Wars Battlefront subreddit Discord
- PC Gamer article on multiple EA games, including Battlefront, being made available on Steam.
- Star Wars Battlefront II goes free on the Epic Store next week - PC Gamer
- Tweet by Manuel S. Llanes (@aeonstream). "Soon TM" (Image) (Source)
| Battlefront Series |
|Pandemic's Battlefront||Star Wars: Battlefront (2004) • Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005)|
|DICE's Battlefront||Star Wars Battlefront (2015)|
(Expansion Packs include: Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star, Rogue One: Scarif • Star Wars Battlefront Companion) • Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)
|Spin-Offs||Renegade Squadron • Elite Squadron • Mobile Squadrons|
|Other||Star Wars: Battlefront III • Battlefront: Twilight Company • Battlefront II: Inferno Squad|
|* denotes upcoming content.|