Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battelfront 2 – Community Calendar: January 2019

Here is a list of some of the upcoming events for January.  Triple XP Event: Heroes and VillainsJanuary 4th – 6thWe’re kicking off the new year with our first ever triple experience event. During this time playing Heroes vs Villains and Hero Showdown will earn three times the amount of experience as normal. No better time to level up your General Grievous and Obi Wan Kenobi. _____________ Triple XP Event: TroopersJanuary 11th – 13thJanuary continues to be the month of triple experience with a special event revolving around Troopers. Jump into Blast and Strike to earn bonus experience for all your troopers. _____________ Triple XP Event: StarfightersJanuary 18th – 20thTake the battle into space as we finish up a month of triple experience in Starfighter Assault and Hero Starfighters. _____________ Darth Tyranus UpdateJanuary 23rdCount Dooku arrives into Star Wars™ Battlefront II, along with an additional appearance “Dark Ritual”. Joining him…

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Star Wars: Battlefront 3 Is Coming Out

After long and tedious debates around the monetary concept of Star Wars: Battlefront 2, the sequel to the action game may finally be released in fiscal 2020. During the Q3 2018 earnings call, Electronic Arts (aka EA) announced that Stars Wars: Battlefront 3 will be launched by Respawn Entertainment — a company acquired by EA in November 2017 — between April 2019 and March 2020.   The release of the next Star Wars game looked bleak as early as in the middle of 2018 when the video gaming industry was shaken by a startling comparison of loot boxes with gambling. The so-called packs (that were also peculiar to Star Wars: Battlefront 2) required a stroke of luck and a great deal of money to get a certain item. Such a combination was then considered as gambling, equating loot boxes with vintage slots, roulette, and other casino games of chance. The…

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Star Wars Video Games: Monthly News Roundup – December 2018

Welcome to the Monthly News Roundup series! This post, posted at the end of every month, aims to sum up the latest updates and changes to the relevant Star Wars games currently live. December 2018: Star Wars Battlefront II (Shooter): Battlefront received one content update this month, featuring the General Kenobi skin for the light-side hero Obi-wan Kenobi. This appearance, classed as Epic, is from The Clone Wars series.Some of the content coming in early 2019 has been confirmed. This includes: lightsaber combat changes, armored looks for Clone Officers, an emote wheel, and more trooper customization. This is alongside the two new Hero characters (Count Dooku for January and Anakin Skywalker in February, and the conquest-like mode also coming in February) Star Wars: The Old Republic (MMO): Game Update 5.10 has come to the game, ‘Jedi Under Siege.’ This update includes a new storyline and daily area, guild improvements, masterwork armour, and…

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Star Wars: Battlefront – Community Calendar: December 2018

Here is the Star Wars: Battelfront  community calender for December 2018: General Kenobi Appearance December 12th Complete the Obi-Wan Kenobi Clone Wars look with this appearance featuring the modified Clone trooper armor the legendary Jedi master often wore into battle, as seen in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Battle Point Event: Heroes Unleashed December 14th – 16th Heroes are being unleashed in Galactic Assault once again. During this weekend event, heroes can be unlocked for 75% off their normal battle point cost, with up to 9 per side playing simultaneously. Life Day Event December 17th – 27th The Life Day Event features 25% off heroes, vehicles, and reinforcements in Galactic Assault plus 50% increase in XP earned in all game modes. Front end theme will change every few days of the event, focusing on a different location and era, with a heavy, random rotation of featured heroes. New…

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Why Star Wars Battlefront Could Have Been Successful in E-sports

Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises in the world, with scores of loyal fans ready to immerse themselves into the lush environments of the forest moon of Endor. Battlefront had mixed reviews when it came out, but there was one point of general consensus: it was able to recreate the popular Star Wars experience authentically. Fans thoroughly enjoyed the feeling of flying Tie-Fighters over Tatooine and taking down AT-ATs. However, as any gaming enthusiast who is also a Star Wars fan will tell you, Star Wars Battlefront is a game that did not make full use of its potential. Yes, the game still has enough of a dedicated following that its game modes can be kept active, but it simply wasn’t as successful as had been anticipated. However, there’s one simple change that could have caused the game to do much better: becoming an eSports title. Yes, Star…

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15 Details Making the Locations in Star Wars Battlefront II Feel Alive

DICE released a new blogpost  about the world-building details in making up Star Wars Battlefront II. Check it out below: With the intense player vs. player action going on in Galactic Assault, Heroes vs. Villains, or, really, any other mode in Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II, it’s easy to miss some of the subtler details in the game’s legendary Star Wars™ locations (read more about some of the locations in our ongoing Exploring series, with articles covering Kessel and Mos Eisley out now.) But we wanted to remedy that – so, we’ve listed 15 such minutiae implemented throughout the levels of Star WarsBattlefront II below! But first – to offer some context – a quick overview of two visual design concepts that we’re applying to the game. Missioned to invigorate the locations of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II, our artists work with the ideas of the Living World and the Battle Beyond. The Living World and the Battle Beyond of Star Wars Battlefront II In short, the…

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General Grievous is Arriving to Star Wars Battlefront II on October 30

During the October event update, EA announced that General Grevous would be released on october 30. Below is the newest Community Transmission. and a cover of the essentials of the most recent addition to the heroes and villains roster. Incoming Transmission “The drums of conflict are my beating heart. The fire of conquest rages through my veins. Strong, young lungs breathe in air laden with enemies turned into ashes. It is here that I thrive. I have toppled nations. I have slain kings. I have murdered legends. My name has been feared by warriors… and cursed by widows.” – General Grievous, The Clone Wars: The Dreams of General Grievous General Grievous inspired fear across the galaxy as the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems’ droid army. Always the strategist, Grievous made it a habit of escaping the clutches of the pursuing Jedi. Only after countless battles against Obi-Wan Kenobi, did Grievous’…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Event Calendar – OCTOBER

Here is a list of some of the upcoming events for October in Star Wars: Star Wars Battlefront II Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have 16 Star Wars™ heroes and villains fighting on the same battlefront, at the same time? Well, either way, you’ll find out soon! A few weeks back, we piloted the initiative of in-game special events with the Vehicle Weekend, temporarily reducing the Battle Points needed for vehicles. Moving into October, we’ve done some additional back-end fiddling and twiddling, opening up even more possibilities and Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II extravaganza! Let’s dig in to the special events you can look forward to in October. October 5-7: Battle Point Event – Heroes Unleashed In Galactic Assault, the amount of heroes is normally locked at two per team in the first phase, and four per team for the following phases. In the Heroes Unleashed event, we’re removing…

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EA Claims Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy Will Change How They Make Games

Electronic Arts, the publisher behind the 2017 game Star Wars Battlefront II has claimed that the controversy surrounding the game has changed how the company will design and release games in the future. The backlash towards Battlefront II began before the title even hit stores. During the pre-release beta testing mode of the sequel to the 2015 title Star Wars Battlefront, gamers grew frustrated with the in-game progression. EA created a loot box system and in-game currency which could be used to purchase new and improved heroes which were not based on player performance. Some of the most iconic heroes in Star Wars history were initially locked out for players and, as Polygon claimed at the time, players were expected to put in 40 hours in-game in order to unlock characters like Darth Vader. The anger grew, especially when EA attempted to solve the problem. The company’s customer service department…

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DICE is Working on Something New for Star Wars Battlefront II

No, it’s not new content (yet), but we did see an update that DICE is working on something new for Star Wars Battlefront II. The long-awaited update that focuses on both cosmetics and a new game mode is finally here. With it can a customization system and microtransaction. This is different from the original plan for microtransactions (that made players angry) because it will be used for cosmetics only – nothing that will help you gain an advantage in the actual game. This has been a long-standing request from the community and they’ve finally delivered, so say goodbye to pay-to-win scenarios. So, now what’s happening with Battlefront II? Since the update is out, are they all done with content at this time? Maybe not. There’s also been an ongoing request for squad system improvements. The current squad system is very basic and players have been asking for more. Basically, you just…

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