Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront: Clone Army Updates Coming to today

As we told you yesterday, Players can start playing Anakin Skywalker with todays game update. But that is not all. we’re not only getting a new hero in Anakin Skywalker, but also an update to how the clone troopers of the Galactic Republic are represented in Star Wars Battlefront II. In this new blog update from DICE, Game Designer Christian Johannesén talks armored clone officers, updated legions, and more. Check it out: Along with an overarching re-implementation of how trooper classes are visually identified, the different clone trooper legions have also undergone a touch-up in the way they look. And with this update, we’re introducing the option to play as an armored clone officer, too!These changes and improvements to the clone army tie into each other, so to learn about how it comes together, we’ve talked to Game Designer Christian “CJ” Johannesén.Phase I and Phase II Clone TroopersWith the additions of…

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Anakin Skywalker Leads the Way on the Battlefront Starting February 27

Anakin Skywalker is coming to the next big update for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, which is scheduled for tomorrow. He will be joining the rebel/ non imperial side, and the devs have promised that he’s going to be “one of the strongest light side heroes in Battlefront II.” He should be strong lore-wise, of course, but it sounds like he could be a great big problem in terms of gameplay. Here is the news: Star Wars™Battlefront™ II’s The Chosen One Update* is slated to go live February 27, and as the name suggests, it’s time for one of the renowned heroes from the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker**, to lead the way on the battlefront. You’ll find the specifics about our latest addition to the hero roster below. Plus, learn about the 501stLegion***, the Coruscant Guard, and other additions and changes to clone trooper Appearances – including the opportunity to play as…

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2: Animating Anakin Skywalker

The developers over at DICE posted a behind-the-scenes look on how they arebringing The Chosen One to life. Check it out: To make the wait for Anakin Skywalker* a tiny bit more bearable (players will get their hands on the hero of the Galactic Republic on February 27**), Mattias Kirsten, Animator on Star Wars™Battlefront™ II, was kind enough to give us a peek on how the animations of the powerhouse Jedi were made.And later, if you want to learn even more, make sure to digest our rundown on how a hero is created and the interview with Matt Lanter, voicing Anakin Skywalker.Now, taking point on the animation work on the Chosen One is a task which, of course, requires a certain type of preparation.Researching The Chosen One“First, I re-watched The Clone Wars series and the prequels to get in the right state of mind and mood for Anakin,” Mattias says. “Specifically, I watched the…

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2: Progress Update on New Mode + Emote Wheel

The Star Wars: Battelfront 2 team over at DICE posted a new Community Transmission: To start things off, we wanted to talk a little about the upcoming, non-linear game mode since it’s been such a popular topic in the community. Development is progressing well, but we wanted to let you know that we’ve made the very tough decision to move the release of the new game mode into March. At the core of this choice is our desire to keep the quality of this mode high. It’s always disappointing when we have to move things around, not just for you but for ourselves as well. We’re incredibly eager to see the new game mode hit our live servers, but we also want to ensure that when it launches it’s the best state it can be. However, this extra time is also allowing us to create two brand new reinforcements which we want…

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Star Wars Video Games: Monthly News Roundup – January 2019

Welcome to the Monthly News Roundup series! This post, posted at the end of every month or the start of a month, aims to sum up the latest updates and changes to the relevant Star Wars games. January 2019: Star Wars Battlefront II (Shooter): January saw the release of the Darth Tyranus Update, bringing the dark-side Sith Lord Count Dooku (voiced by Corey Burton) into the game with 2 appearances. Like with the General Kenobi appearance, Dookus additional appearance Dark Ritual is taken from The Clone Wars series. The Geonosis map is also now available on the Heroes vs Villains and Blast modes, as well as Custom Arcade. Star Wars: The Old Republic (MMO): After the major December Game Update 5.10 Jedi Under Siege It’s mostly been a quiet month for SWTOR. The only update is that Game Update 5.10.1 is now live on the Public Test Server Galaxy of Heroes (Mobile Collecting Game): Galaxy of Heroes has had a busy month. Opening up…

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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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