The news continues to pile in for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, a game that’s shaping up to be a significant improvement over its predecessor.
There’s already so much news floating about regarding the game’s campaign, including that it will allow you to play as multiple iconic characters from the Star Wars universe.
Elite classes have also been revealed, while vehicles, pick-ups, and lightsaber battles have also been detailed following the game’s unveiling at Star Wars Celebration. Throw in confirmed couch co-op, and no season pass, and it’s hard not to get excited about what Battlefront 2 brings to the table.
Fans have been bombarding the Battlefront 2 development team across social media and Reddit, and thankfully, there’s been a steady stream of responses coming out of DICE HQ.
Unsurprisingly, although still very important, is that Battlefront 2 will have dedicated servers, an online staple for DICE games dating to well before Battlefield 3.
This confirmation comes by way of design director, Dennis Brännvall, on Twitter, who said that, “like always”, Battlefront 2 will have dedicated servers.
Unfortunately we don’t yet know if that will factor in private or community servers.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 launches November 17 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition stands to be the definitive version of Battlefront 2 on offer, granting you early access to the game, playable from three days before launch.
The special edition also comes with easy access to four “upgraded” classes from the get-go, four specialised classes that standard edition owners will need to earn over time.
The pre-order image of the Elite Trooper Deluxe goes into deeper detail about each of these four classes. Read more about them here.
Battlefront 2 will also be offering up a single-play campaign with a fully fleshed story, something fans have been crying out for since Battlefront was first revealed to be getting the reboot treatment at DICE HQ.
We know a few details about the story, including that it takes place immediately after Return Of The Jedi. In the trailer we can see the second Death Star exploding, as was the case at the end of ROTJ.
From the dialogue in the trailer we can gather that our main “protagonist”, or playable character, or whatever you want to call her, is fighting for the Empire, and aims to avenge the Emperor.
Iden Versio is the playable character, and DICE appears intent on showing a structured, coherent perspective of the Empire’s objectives, and why it so aggressively battles the Rebellion for control of the galaxy.