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The U-Wing is a playable vehicle in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II.

Star Wars BattlefrontEdit

Overview Edit

The U-Wing was added to the game in the Rogue One: Scarif expansion pack.

Unlike other vehicles, the only time players can directly pilot the U-Wing is in the first stage of Infiltration. In all other scenarios, players can only become the U-Wing gunner above Scarif.

In the space portion of Infiltration, players are randomly selected to be the U-Wing. Here, the U-Wing has three defensive abilities: shield, speed boost, and sensor jammer. Using these in tandem will allow the player to successfully navigate to the Shield Gate at the end of the map. Offensively, the U-Wing is armed with a pair of front forward-facing blaster cannons to deal with enemy fighters.

On the ground, the player's time as the U-Wing gunner is determined by the player's ability to look for and kill enemies, much like piloting the Imperial AT-AT. Killing enemies adds to the time in the gunship. As the gunner, the player also has two abilities to help increase survivability: a shield and sensor jammer. Unlike the AT-AT, it is possible to be killed while still in the U-Wing: either if the gunship itself is destroyed or the player in the gunship's exposed interior is sniped with a long-range weapon, like the Cycler Rifle or Pulse Cannon.

The U-Wing gunship also features trait levels. Each trait increases the amount of armor and damage the ship does. Attaining even trait level 2 is quite rare, as it requires a large killstreak to do so.

Abilities Edit

Shield Edit

Protects against incoming fire.

Speed boost Edit

Accelerates ship to max speed for short period of time.

Signal Jammer Edit

Avoid radar and lock-ons from enemy fighters.


Star Wars Battlefront IIEdit


"A sturdy gunship used by the Rebel Alliance, the U-wing starfighter is a well-armed swing-wing vessel that can fly air support during dangerous missions against the Empire."
— In-game description

The U-Wing returns in Star Wars Battlefront II as an Artillery vehicle for the Rebel Alliance, although only available on Yavin IV for one phase.

OverviewEdit

The U-Wing costs 400 Battle Points to use. Players take the gunner position, and have a limited time window to operate the U-Wing. As of the progression update, it is only playable under the Galactic Assault gamemode on Yavin 4.

Health and MovementEdit

Health Statistics for U-Wing Gunship
Base Health 4500
Health Regen Rate 100 health/sec
Regen Delay 10 sec

Health Statistics for Driver
Base Health 300
Health Regen Rate SWBFII Class Assault Icon Assault, SWBFII Class Officer Icon Officer, SWBFII Class Specialist Icon Specialist
  • 30 health/sec

SWBFII Class Heavy Icon Heavy

  • 25 health/sec
Regen Delay 6 sec

WeaponEdit

U-Wing Gunship
Weapon Image SWBFII U-Wing Icon
Damage 17 (Explosion: 35)
Rate of Fire 500 RPM
Damage per Second 433.33 DPS
Range No damage drop-off

Blast Radius: 5 meters
Inner Blast Radius: 2 meters

Overheat 41 shots (0.05 heat per shot)
Overheat Penalty 0.1 seconds
Passive Cooldown Delay 0 seconds
Passive Cooldown 0.2 heat per second

AbilitiesEdit

Ability Icon SWBFII Ability Repair Icon
In-game Description REPAIR the vehicle on the spot. Manually initiate maintenance systems, increasing hull integrity over a short period of time.
Effect Restores 2000 health to the U-Wing
Ability Duration 2 seconds
Ability Cooldown 20 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Ability Countermeasures Icon
In-game Description Anti-missile countermeasures disrupt ground-to-air missile guidance systems
Effect Prevents lock-ons
Ability Duration 5 seconds
Ability Cooldown 20 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Ability Heat Sink Icon
In-game Description The primary weapon cannot overheat for a short period of time.
Effect Prevents main weapon from building heat
Ability Duration 7 seconds
Ability Cooldown 20 seconds

Playable mapsEdit

The U-Wing is playable on the following maps:

Star Wars Battlefront Edit

Star Wars Battlefront II Edit

TriviaEdit

  • U-Wings first appeared and were welcomed into the Star Wars family with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
  • No other vehicle has a trait level mechanic and the U-Wing gunship was never announced to have trait levels in the first place. It is therefore likely that the trait notifications could be leftover code from testing and the trait modifiers were never actually implemented in the final release of the expansion.

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