Star Wars Battlefront Edit
The Squad Shield is a portable energy shield that protects users from blaster fire and other energy weapons.
The shield projects a translucent spherical barrier around the player when deployed. When activated, it is capable of absorbing and negating blaster fire (Excluding the Cycler Rifle and Scatter Gun). The shield can only absorb a limited amount of damage. In the event that either the shield takes too much fire, the inner generator is destroyed, or a new shield is placed, the inner generator will erupt into a small explosion, causing the shield to retract and rendering the shield useless.
Behind the scenes Edit
When the game was first released, the shield used to be vulnerable to any kind of explosive in addition to kinetic weapons. So basically if a player set down a shield right next to an uplink in Walker Assault, most likely a hoard of grenades would be thrown directly into the player's position. This has now been changed so that the shield deflects grenades from passing through.
Star Wars Battlefront II Edit
The Squad Shield is available to the Officer class.
Shield Health Edit
- The Squad Shield excels at covering objectives. Effective placement of the squad shield can make a defense nigh-impenetrable.
- When inside a squad shield, keep an eye out for enemies equipped with Cycler Rifles, as these weapons can penetrate shields.
- When being faced down by an AT-ST, the Squad Shield can offer at least some protection from the walker's cannons, opening an opportunity for counterattack.
|Star Cards in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II|
|Boost Cards||Assault Training ⋅ Bodyguard ⋅ Bounty Hunter ⋅ Brawler ⋅ Defender ⋅ Expert Weapons Handling ⋅ Marksman ⋅ Officer's Presence ⋅ Resourceful ⋅ Stealth ⋅ Survivalist|
|Assault||Acid Launcher ⋅ Flash Pistol ⋅ Improved Scan Dart ⋅ Improved Thermal Detonator ⋅ Killstreak Vanguard ⋅ Recharge Vanguard ⋅ Slug Vanguard ⋅ Smart Ion Grenade ⋅ Toughen Up|
|Heavy||Barrage ⋅ Detonite Charge ⋅ Explosive Sentry ⋅ Improved Combat Shield ⋅ Improved Impact Grenade ⋅ Ion Torpedo ⋅ Mobile Sentry ⋅ Supercharged Sentry|
|Officer||Blast Command ⋅ Defuser ⋅ Disruption ⋅ Homing Shot ⋅ Improved Battle Command ⋅ Improved Blaster Turret ⋅ Improved Flash Grenade ⋅ Recharge Command ⋅ Squad Shield|
|Specialist||Hardened Infiltration ⋅ Improved Shock Grenade ⋅ Improved Thermal Binoculars ⋅ Killstreak Infiltration ⋅ Personal Shield ⋅ Repulsor Cannon ⋅ Scramble Infiltration ⋅ Stinger Pistol ⋅ Trip Mine|