Jedi Mind Tricks Are Just Some Of Rey’s Abilities In Star Wars Battlefront II


Star Wars Battlefront II‘s ongoing closed alpha has already brought word of the sequel’s sizeable character roster – General Grievous, Iden Verso, Darth Maul, and Captain Phasma were all name-dropped in a recent Reddit leak – but we now have a little more information regarding one hero in particular: Rey.

Daisey Ridley’s Jedi-in-training has become a huge fan-favorite ever since her debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago, and considering that Battlefront II is set to launch four weeks before the arrival of Rian Johnson’s sci-fi sequel, The Last Jedi, we imagine Rey will be one of the more popular characters among Battlefront II users at launch.

But what can we expect from the relative newcomer? A new Lightsaber, for one, along with a pre-order incentive that opens up a unique in-game costume inspired by Rey’s appearance in The Last Jedi. Gameplay-wise, it appears Battlefront II users can expect to call upon a handful of special abilities while controlling Rey, including some good old-fashioned Jedi mind tricks. Those details were unearthed alongside a new action shot of Daisy Ridley’s in-game character wielding a ‘saber, which you can find below.

Indeed the Jedi Mind Trick is one of three primary abilities lining Rey’s arsenal, with the other two being Dash Strike, a move that will evoke memories of Daisy Ridley’s heroine charging along a beach in The Last Jedi‘s inaugural teaser, and Insight, a skill that riffs on the Detective Mode mechanic popularized by Rocksteady’s Arkham series.

  • Dash Strike: Rey charges forward with her lightsaber held high, dealing damage to enemies who dare stand in the way.
  • Mind Trick: Rey causes nearby enemies to be dazed and confused for a brief period of time.
  • Insight: Rey takes a moment to deeply sense her surroundings, revealing and highlighting all nearby enemies.

Star Wars Battlefront II is one of three high-profile Star Wars titles in development, given Respawn and Visceral Games are toiling away on their own licensed products. The latter studio is purportedly working on a third-person action game codenamed “Project Ragtag,” and it may even include a gunslinger companion.