Star Wars Battlefront

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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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Night on Endor Update

Here is the patch notes for the “Night on Endor” Update. This update finally brings playable Ewoks to the game! In Ewok Hunt players will take on the role of both Stormtroopers and Ewoks as the former try to survive the night on the forest moon. This update also bring more Appearances into the game so you can start to customize your Troopers and Heroes. This is just the beginning when it comes to ways to customize your look in-game, and we’ll continue to add more options as time goes on.   This update also brings fixes to  bugs and balance tweaking by making a variety of updates. Read on below to see what is changed: The Star Wars Battlefront II Team HEROES AND VILLAINS IDEN VERSIO Iden’s STUN DROID ability was shocking twice for 0.5 seconds with a 1.3 seconds delay in between. The intent was to give a chance…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Update 2.0

Here are the patchnotes for the Star Wars: Battelfront 2 update, that was released a few days ago. This update brings about large changes to the Multiplayer Progression system, and unlocks all currently available Heroes and Hero Ships for everyone. With all characters now having a Unit Level, DICE don’t want to limit anyone’s chance to progress as they change the way you interact with these characters. On top of that,  Bespin makes its return from the first Star Wars Battlefront as a new location for Blast, Heroes vs. Villains, Arcade, and for a limited time as Jetpack Cargo. We hope you enjoy this blast from the past. Lastly, DICE is unlocking all Star Cards and Weapons in Arcade at Epic card level so that Arcade can be more freely used as a sandbox to try out new combinations. This change also provides more gameplay options for players who aren’t interested…

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Cancelled Star Wars Battlefront IV Concept Art

Are you wondering about the game that might have been? Every time a Star Wars game is canceled, we find ourselves curious about what it would have looked like. Sometimes, we get lucky enough to see this for ourselves. As is the case with the canceled Star Wars Battlefront 4 – which was already in the planning stages when they shut down Free Radical’s Battlefront 3 project. And it’s really too bad this game would never come to be because the concept images show a very interesting approach to the project. This is likely something a lot of fans would have really enjoyed. It’s too bad we never got the chance to find out. This gallery of concept images reveals a strikingly different approach – a ‘what if?’ scenario where the events of the Star Wars prequels would play out differently. Anakin would have killed Yoda and murdered Padmé, which…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Patch 1.2 datamined

Here’s some stuff that was discovered by reddit user Heavyweighsthecrown  after spending a few hours in the game’s files with Frosty Editor – a game assets editor that’s also used to manipulate game files for mods. He Spent some hours looking at 3D meshes, cryptic command lines, colorful textures, and files named under some arcane system, and this is what he found… But first, a Disclaimer: I don’t know if people already knew this stuff 100% before this latest patch, or if this is new stuff. Also, everything here can easily be verified if you use Frosty Editor yourself to dive into the game files. There are actually 2 head models named “JangoFett”. But he’s without the helmet, and both look very alike. I don’t think they will be used in future models though. The more detailed head is probably the Clone Officer, and the slightly less detailed one is probably the background clones…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Patch 1.2

Sledgehammer70 took on the official Star Wars: Battlefront forums,  to bring you the next patch for Star Wars Battlefront II! In this update DICE added a mix of requested features and fixes, as well as some brand new items. First off, DICE added additional locations to Custom Arcade: Kashyyyk, Hoth, Endor, Crait, Jakku, and Death Star II. They also launching a new game mode – Jetpack Cargo! This fast-paced mode sees players jumping around in jetpacks wielding rocket launches for the entire round. This mode will only be available for a limited time so check for availability and make sure to jump in and give it a try. Also for a limited time, they have added three new Hero Appearances to the game! Specifically, the Hoth Appearances for Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo. You can preview them in their respective Character Customization screens under “Appearances”. They will be unlockable…

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 – Known Issues

Star Wars: Battlefront community manager Mat Everett (aka Sledgehammer) took on the official BF2 forums today, and posted a list of bugs that the devs currently are aware of. There are no timeframe on when they will be fixed, but they are on the todo list and the team is looking into them The list will be updated as items are resolved. February 2, 2018 1:08AM Our team is working hard to bring adjustments and balance to many aspects of the game. We’re aware of some critical bugs and much smaller issues and want to get these resolved as soon as possible. The list below is not a full bug list, but primary issues that have been reported that our team is working to resolve. I am not able to promise or provide specific details on when they will be addressed, but the team is looking into these reports and many…

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Electronic Arts downgraded by Morgan Stanley on disappointing ‘Star Wars’ Sales

Morgan Stanley downgraded Electronic Arts  from Overweight to Equalweight with a price target of $120.00 (from $126.00). Analyst Brian Nowak comments: “Recent disappointing Star Wars Battlefront 2 third party data (NPD and GfK ) cause us to lower our Star Wars unit estimate from 13mn in F3Q to 10mn. These lower unit expectations flow down to the bottom line.” I find this quite interesting as Star Wars: Battlefront was the most downloaded playstation game in december 2017.  Most analysts also remains optimistic. Of the 19 brokerages covering EA, 16 rate the shares a “buy” or “strong buy.” In addition, EA’s average 12-month price target of $128.52 represents a 16% premium from the stock’s current perch, and is in uncharted territory for the shares. This implies that more downgrades and price-target cuts could be on the horizon. Brian Nowak also had some thoughts on the rollout of “Star Wars Battlefront 2” microtransactions: It’s unlikely they’ll…

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Star Wars Battlefront II – Release Notes – Patch 1.1

DICE released a new patch for Star Wars: Battlefront today. The patch is 2.51 GB, and I expect we will find some interesting files in there just waiting to be datamined in near future. The patch introduce many bug fixes and balance issues, but also new content such as new hero starships and Mos Eisley at night as a new map. Check out the full patch notes below: New Content: Blast on Crait We’re expanding the ways you can play on Crait by bringing this map to the Blast Game Mode! Battle in the mines among the machinery and crystals leftover from the previous occupants. Iden Versio’s TIE/In fighter Now available as a new Hero Starfighter in multiplayer matches! Iden Versio leads by example from her personal TIE/ln fighter. Custom-built for Inferno Squad, this modified TIE has seen heroic service in the name of the Emperor. Iden Versio’s TIE/In fighter…

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