Since its reveal back in May last year we have had next to no information except for a small teaser but finally EA have confirmed we will be able to play Battlefront 2 when it is released on November 17th on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
E3 is well underway and EA have released a ton of information on the upcoming Battlefront 2 including a fantastic gameplay trailer that you can watch below. The game spans the history of the saga and includes characters such as Darth Maul, Boba Fett, Rey and Kylo Ren.
Battlefront 2 will not have a paid season pass but instead will give everyone free themed content starting with a The Last Jedi update presumably around December when the movie is released worldwide.
What the game will have, as confirmed by design director Niklas Fegraeus is microtransactions, enabling you to purchase content that can be earned using in-game money. He stated that you can earn all of these perks and upgrades just by playing but if you are someone that can't put in the hours then you can speed up the process. He did go on to mention that "it's not about buying the winning item" and "no one can say I'm going to spend my zillion dollars and them I'm going to dominate".
Microtransactions have a bad stigma attached to them so I'll be wary to see what effect this has on the systems but given the DLC will be free I can see why they feel the need to monetize some aspects of the game.
To unlock special characters and vehicles tokens have been dropped and a new Battle Points system has been utilised. These can be saved up to unlock special units but the more coveted the special is the longer it will take to unlock. This is where I believe the microtransaction system will be abused, leading to certain players grinding missions using high level heroes.
Another big change is the Class System, replacing the load-out system of the previous game. You will be able to customise your character from one of four archetypes, Assault Trooper, Heavy Trooper, Specialist and Officer, each having three slots for abilities. Using Star Cards you will be able to mix these up for a varied player set as each class has unique abilities.
Battlefront 2 is looking to be everything that its predecessor wanted to be but given time restraints BF just slightly missed the mark. I will be looking forward to November as BF2 is shaping up to be a great looking game. Take a look at some screen shots and images released by EA below.
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