The Star Wars Battlefront II beta was released early this week and the download is available now for PC and Consoles. Battlefront I was a great game but lacked in some areas. It seems that Battlefront II will have some great content and a single player mode that we were missing in the previous version. According to wikipedia Unlike its 2015 predecessor, it features a story-driven single-player campaign and multiplayer character classes; it also features cross-era characters and locations from the original, prequel, and sequel Star Wars movie trilogies. The game is scheduled to be released worldwide on November 17, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.
One of my favorite YouTubers below StoneMountain64 did a little review of the game before…I’m sure it will be better than reading my damn blog!
Instead of the paid Season Pass downloadable content (DLC) seen in the 2015 predecessor, this game is expanded with free DLC provided to all players with a free EA account. Lead actress Janina Gavankar stated that the DLC would be free to all players, using a seasonal structure similar to Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege. There are many playable heroes from each movie era, including: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett, Yoda, Darth Maul, Han Solo, Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, Princess Leia and Captain Phasma; although both Finn and Captain Phasma will be released in a wave of content after the initial release. The planet to be released alongside them is Crait, seen in the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The game will be heading back to its predecessor’s styles of having campaigns, rather than being focused solely on multiplayer. The game’s singleplayer protagonist, Iden Versio, leader of an Imperial Special Forces group known as Inferno Squad, played by Janina Gavankar, will be participating in the events leading up to The Force Awakens. There will be segments in the campaign where the player will be able to control characters such as Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren.
On May 10, 2016, the development of Star Wars Battlefront II was announced, led by EA DICE in collaboration with Criterion Games and Jade Raymond’s Motive Studios. The sequel to 2015’s rebooted Star Wars Battlefront features content from the sequel trilogy of films.
Creative director Bernd Diemer has stated that the company has replaced the Season Pass system of paid expansion of content, because that system was determined to have “fragmented” the player community of the 2015 predecessor game. The new expansion system is designed to allow all players “to play longer”.
Executive producer Matthew Webster announced on April 15, 2017 at Star Wars Celebration that the worldwide release of the game would be November 17, 2017.
The Battlefront II Beta started on October 4, 2017, for players who pre-ordered the game. It will be expanded to an open beta on October 6, and will run through October 9.
A tie-in novel, Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, was released on July 25, 2017. Written by Christie Golden, it serves as a direct prelude to the game and follows the exploits of the Galactic Empire’s titular squad as it seeks to eliminate what was left of Saw Gerrera’s rebel cell after the events of the 2016 film Rogue One.