New Patch Hits Star Wars Battlefront II, And Here’s What It Brings


In celebration of Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, which arrives in theaters next week, EA has updated its popular video game, Star Wars Battlefront II.

This latest patch is more a tribute to Han Solo himself than Howard’s film, and it marks the beginning of a two-part season of free downloadable content. The second wave of new material inspired by Solo is expected to drop sometime in June, but for now, here’s everything Battlefront II Version 1.12 includes, straight from the game’s development team:

“In this update we revisit the iconic location of Jabba’s Palace. inside Jabba’s Palace were some of Han’s friends in some of the most unique unique appearances in the Star Wars universe. Specifically Lando Calrissian in a Skiff Guard appearance and, as our first legendary Appearance, Leia Organa disguised as the bounty hunter Boussh – complete with the scrambled voice!

We’re also introducing a new permanent game mode where players will play as two Heroes against two Villains, where the winning team needs to change up their strategy to continue winning. We call it Hero Showdown!

On top of a new multiplayer mode, we have something for Arcade fans and fans of starfighter combat in general – Custom Arcade now has a mode for Starfighters! This provides the chance to try out the various starfighters whenever you want.

Lastly, we’ve introduced a few other improvements that we hope you enjoy; including the ability to Upgrade and Unlock Star Cards in the pre-round phase of a match and the addition of lore text to all of the Appearances!

As always we’ve squashed some bugs and continued balancing the game.”

While some players will consider the latest version of Battlefront II a blessing, others may find it underwhelming, especially when it comes to the new content EA has added. Elements of the game inspired by Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi will surely trigger feelings of nostalgia in hardcore fans of that galaxy far, far away, but one can only hope that Part 2 of the Solo season is more rewarding.

The latest version of Star Wars Battlefront II can be downloaded today, and for full patch notes, you can click here.

Source: Newsweek

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