New Star Wars: Battlefront II details Revealed

At their E3 press conference, EA talked about the future of Star Wars: Battlefront II, and what fans of the game can expect in the future. Here are the details

  • New squad system to be added where players can team up with friends
  • They are working on a large scale multiplayer sandbox experience 
  • The Clone Wars will be tackled later this year
  • Will include the largest level ever
  • Playable characters include General Grievous, Obi Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku, and Anakin

New Star Wars Title In Development At Respawn

At EA's press conference, a member of Respawn's development team briefly talked about a new Star Wars game that they are, amongst other things, currently working on. Very few details were given, but I have compiled what was said below:

  • Titled Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Takes place between episode III and IV
  • Takes place during a dark period when Jedi's are being hunted
  • Will launch holiday 2019

Star Wars: Battlefront II's new progression system revealed

Coming from the official site:

Since release, we've been hard at work making changes based on your feedback to create a better game for all our players. Today, we're happy to announce that the Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II Progression update, which includes a complete re-design of the in-game progression system, will begin rolling out on March 21st. There are also some additional changes coming to the cosmetics in the game, but we'll get to that in a bit... 

With this update, progression is now linear. Star Cards, or any other item impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay and will not be available for purchase. Instead, you’ll earn experience points for the classes, hero characters, and ships that you choose to play in multiplayer. If you earn enough experience points to gain a level for that unit, you'll receive one Skill Point that can be used to unlock or upgrade the eligible Star Card you'd like to equip.

You'll keep everything you’ve already earned and unlocked. You will keep all of the Star Cards, heroes, weapons, or anything else you have already earned. What you have earned will still be available to use with this update regardless of how much or little progress you have already made. 

Crates no longer include Star Cards and cannot be purchased. Crates are earned by logging in daily, completing Milestones, and through timed challenges. Inside of these crates, you'll find Credits or cosmetic items, such as emotes or victory poses, but nothing that impacts gameplay.

Starting in April, you’ll be able to get appearances directly through in-game Credits or Crystals. The first new appearances are coming soon, meaning you'll be able to grab new looks for your heroes and troopers directly by using either Credits (earned in-game) or Crystals (available to purchase in-game and through first-party stores). If you’ve ever dreamed of being a part of the Resistance as a Rodian, your chance is right around the corner.

Electronic Arts Comments Again On Battlefront II Controversy

EA's CEO had the following to say at their latest investor meeting:

"We never intended to build an experience that could be seen as unfair or lacking clear progression, so we removed the feature that was taking away from what fans were telling us was an otherwise great game. We are fortunate to have such passionate players that will tell us when we get it right, and when we don't. We're now working hard on more updates that will meet the needs of our players, and we hope to bring these to the Battlefront II community in the months ahead."

EA Outlines Future Star Wars: Battlefront II Plans

EA has taken to their blog to detail a few of the additions they have planned for Star Wars Battlefront II. The additions are set to be added over the next few months, so there is nothing to get excited for quite yet, but they did announce that we will finally see the new progression system implemented in March. Take a look below for more information:

  • We're working on a  revamped progression system. Your feedback has been essential here, and we are preparing significant changes to progression that will address many of the things we've seen players asking for. We'll be sharing more details about these changes in March.  
  • A game mode called Jetpack Cargo is coming in February. Two teams of eight players  equipped with jet packs compete in Jetpack Cargo, a frantic, fast-paced way to play. This mode will only be available for a limited time, so don’t miss it.
  • A new Season is coming soon. We’ve learned a lot from the first season of content for Star Wars Battlefront II, and we're integrating those insights into our plans moving forward. We know you’re waiting for details on what’s coming in the next season, and we’ll have more to tell you soon.

Star Wars: Battlefront II - First Round of Credit Changes Detailed

They are promising more changes in the future, but here is what they changed today:

  • The end-of-round payout has been increased. This is an area we agree needed to be buffed a bit, especially when it comes to rewarding players for doing well in-game. We're upping the number of Credits you get for a match across the board, and specifically bumping the top players on each team by even more. 
  • Earn 3X more Credits daily in Arcade Mode. It's been made clear that you were hitting the Arcade Mode Credit cap faster than we expected, so we wanted to alleviate that by increasing it to 1500 Credits. While we're still looking into ways to add more content into it the mode in the long-term, we think that this should help in the near-term for those who want rewards for completing the different scenarios. 
  • Daily Login Crates will now provide more crafting parts than before. You'll notice the change right away when you log in. Crafting the Star Cards you want will help make sure you're progressing in the direction you want, and we absolutely want to empower that. This should help you get where you want to go faster when it comes to crafting and upgrading.

Star Wars: Battlefront II - 1.03 Patch Notes

Patch available now

  • Reduced the amount of Score and Battle points gained by using the Disruptor Shot mod for the NT-242 when used against vehicles.
  • Reduced the amount of Score and Battle points gained by using the LAAT Gunship against vehicles.
  • Reduced the amount of damage the Stinger Pistol ability does against Heroes & Villains.
  • Boba Fett can no longer capture objectives while hovering high above the objective.
  • Blocked of some areas on Kamino and Naboo where players could use aerial units to gain an unfair advantage over other players.
  • Tweaked the spawning positions when playing Strike on Kamino.
  • Tweaked the combat area on Tatooine when playing Strike.
  • Tweaked the combat area on Endor when playing Blast.
  • Tweaked the combat area on Hoth when playing Blast.
  • Tweaked the spawning positions of Starfighters when playing Galactic Assault on Tatooine.
  • Tweaked the spawn positions of the AAT when playing Galactic Assault on Kashyyyk.
  • Fixed several collision and traversal issues on Jakku.
  • Fixed several collision and traversal issues on Kashyyyk.
  • Fixed several collision and traversal issues on Endor.
  • Fixed several collision issues on the Death Star II.
  • Fixed several UI issues in the spawn screen when playing Heroes vs Villains.
  • Fixed an issue where the objective markers would not update correctly during Galactic Assault on Endor.
  • Fixed an issue where some automatic doors would not open when approached by Villains in Heroes vs Villains.
  • Fixed an issue where texture was missing near the East Gate Control when playing Strike on Yavin IV.
  • Fixed an issue where the reticule from Lando's Sharp Shot ability would remain active longer than intended.
  • Reduced the amount of the damage the NT-242 with the Disruptor Shot mod does against the AT-ST.
  • Fixed an issue where the Scan Dart ability would not work correctly when used on doors.
  • Players will no longer be able to start a round if the pre-round requirements are not met.
  • Fixed an issue where the HUD would indicate that friendly forces are taking damage when being hit with by the Ion Charge ability on the AT-RT.
  • The Heavy Trooper's Impact Grenade ability VFX now works as intended.
  • The DLT-20A Targeting Rifle VFX now works as intended.
  • The Pulse Cannon ability VFX now works as intended.
  • Fixed several issues with the End of Round screen where tall characters would not fit in the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the players could not Zoom after switching weapons from an overheated TL50.
  • Fixed several clipping issues that occurred during the campaign.
  • Fixed an issue where Iden's Star Cards will display their multiplayer stats during the Campaign.
  • Fixed several animation issues for Heroes and Villains.
  • Fixed several texture issues in Arcade mode.
  • Fixed several collision issues in Arcade mode.
  • The End of Round screen now gives feedback to players on Rank Up that they are awarded with Credits.
  • More reinforcements are awarded after each phase in Galactic Assault.
  • Time required to complete interact objectives has been reduced.

Star Wars: Battlefront II - Patch 0.2 Out Now

Here are the notes:

UI and HUD

  • Fixed an issue where text would overlap in the Crate opening screen.
  • Fixed an issue where text would overlap in the Star Cards Trait description screen.
  • Fixed an issue where text would have bad line breaks in the account sign-up flows.
  • Fixed an issue where card names are cut off incorrectly in the Equip & Craft screens.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Hero names overflows in the Character select screen in Heroes vs Villains.
  • Fixed an issue where several ability names have bad line breaks in the Collection screen.
  • Fixed an issue where switching between screens would sometimes cause problems with the UI.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Social Hub system to behave incorrectly if a players account had more than 100 friends.
  • Fixed an issue where Weapons & Star Cards equipped on Iden from the Character screen does not reflect in-game.
  • Fixed an issue where some Star Cards would be available without their required Star Level being achieved.
  • Fixed an issue where progress is not tracked correctly in the UI for certain milestones.
  • Fixed several typos or incorrect information displayed in the Trooper Milestones.
  • Fixed several issues where localized text did not appear correctly in certain screens.
  • Fixed several issues where text would have spelling errors for certain languages.
  • Updated art for certain Star Cards. 

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