EA Play released ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ and it’s a total revindication to ‘Battlefront I’. Fans are happy and excited about the sequel’s improvements, especially the single player story mode.
What’s the storyline for Battlefront II?
Two years ago, when Star Wars: Battlefront got launched, it had its fair share of hype. However, over time the clunkiness of the flying missions, the simplistic weapons and skills options; and the total lack of a single-player campaign hampered the game’s staying power.
But seems like EA took the negative feedback and learned from it. Since fans are pretty much satisfied with the sequel.
As announced at Star Wars Celebration this year, the story tracks Iden Versio. An elite Imperial special forces officer that sets out to avenge the death of The Emperor, after witnessing the destruction of the second Death Star.
There are opportunities to play as Rebels too, and even step into the shoes of Luke Skywalker for at least one mission.
The story tracks the 30-year span between Return of the Jedi and J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens. Providing developer Motive Studios plenty of room to explore.The game was written in collaboration with Lucasfilm’s Story Group and will be considered canon within the larger Star Wars universe.
Revindicating Battlefront I
Battlefront II fixes both wimpy weapons, poor balance between characters, and some questionable DLC decisions. That split the multiplayer-only player base, into those with the cash to splash on DLC. And introduces a swathe of appealing new features.
There’s an introduction of multiple themed content “seasons,” which take the place of a paid-for season pass and will be offered for free to all players. This removes the issue of matchmaking players that own DLC with others that don’t.
The first season is promised for December and excitingly will feature content based on The Last Jedi. It includes Finn and Captain Phasma as playable heroes, as well as a new planet called Crait. Plus a space map for the planet D’Qar. More planets, heroes, vehicles, modes, and weapons are promised for future seasons.
It also introduces a new class system allowing players to choose from Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist classes. The Officer is the medic/support class, the Assault class is the medium-range shooter, the Heavy is the heavy weapons class, and the Specialist is the sniper class. Each class is fully customizable with various weapons and bonus cards, which equip traps, grenades, and other more thoughtful weaponry.