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Star Wars Battlefront II: The Han Solo Season was the second seasonal event for DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II that began on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 and ended on Monday, June 25, 2018.[1] It was based on the character of Han Solo and his close friends in the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story and the original trilogy.

Content for this season was added in two separate game updates, the first, Han Solo Season Update, arrived in May, and the second, Han Solo Season Update 2, arrived in June.

OverviewEdit

Content for first half of the season was added in the May Han Solo Season Update, and included the game mode Hero Showdown, Starfighter Arcade, the map Jabba's Palace, and the Boushh and Skiff appearances for Leia Organa and Lando Calrissian, respectively.

Content for the second half of the season was added in the June Han Solo Season Update 2, announced on June 6 in a reveal trailer for The Han Solo Season.[2] It included the new map Coaxium Mine set on Kessel, the game mode Extraction set on both Jabba's Palace and the Coaxium Mines, the new hero ship Lando Calrissian and L3-37's Millennium Falcon, and new skins for Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca based on their appearances in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Event details for Part 1Edit

Week 1 (May 16–18) Edit

Season 2 begins.

May 16

  • New PvP mode—Hero Showdown
    • Take your favorite pairings into two-on-two Heroes vs. Villains battles in Hero Showdown, a round-based elimination mode. Han Solo and Chewbacca vs. Boba Fett and Bossk? Yoda and Rey vs. Vader and Captain Phasma? That’s up to you, but once a round is won, you must pick another duo for the next. Bring out your wits and tactics.
  • New PvE mode—Starfighter Custom Arcade
    • Hone your skills in the cockpit with Starfighters from all eras in Starfighter Custom Arcade. Turn Rebellion X-wings into stardust with your TIE/LN or hop into the Millennium Falcon to fly circles around enemy ships.
  • New location—Jabba's Palace
    • Jabba’s Palace returns from Star Wars™ Battlefront™ as part of The Han Solo Season! Available in Blast, Heroes vs. Villains, and Hero Showdown, players will be able to iron out their differences in the twists and turns of the mighty Hutt's abode.
  • New skins—Boushh and Skiff
    • New skins are released for Leia Organa and Lando Calrissian based on their appearances in Return of the Jedi where they infiltrate Jabba the Hutt's palace as part of a rescue mission for Han Solo.
  • Weekly Challenge—Master and Apprentice
    • Defeat 10 enemies as a team, where either Luke Skywalker or Rey is present, in Hero Showdown.
      • Reward: Tusken Raider emote
  • Daily Challenges—Be Aggressive
    • Defeat an enemy as Darth Maul and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by completing the Wipe Them Out Battle Scenario.

May 18

  • Weekend Challenges—The Dark Side Prevails
    • Defeat 10 light side Heroes.
  • Weekend Challenge—For The Empire
    • Defeat an enemy as Emperor Palpatine and Iden Versio in Hero Showdown
  • Weekend Challenge—You're Nothing
    • Defeat Rey as Kylo Ren
      • Reward: 1,000 credits

Week 2 (May 21–25) Edit

Happy Solo: A Star Wars Story film premiere week!

May 21

  • Weekly Challenge—Bounty Galore
    • Defeat 10 enemies as a team, where either Boba Fett or Bossk is present, in Hero Showdown.
      • Reward: It's A Trap! Emote
  • Daily Challenges—Be Brave
    • Defeat an enemy as Finn and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by earning 500 in Objective scoring.

May 23

  • Daily Challenges—Be Masterful
    • Defeat an enemy as Yoda and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by completing the Save Our Skins Battle Scenario.

May 25

  • Weekend Challenge—Bring Light to Darkness
    • Defeat 10 dark side Villains. Your reward?
  • Weekend Challenge—Look After One Another
    • Defeat an enemy in Hero Showdown as Chewbacca and Rey.
  • Weekend Challenge—Stay Out Of The Cargo Hold
    • Defeat Boba Fett as Han Solo.

Week 3 (May 28–June 1) Edit

Friendships and Rivalries on the Battlefield

May 28

  • Weekly Challenge—Best Friends Forever
      • Reward:
  • Daily Challenges—Be Menacing
      • Reward:

May 30

  • Daily Challenges—Be Sinister
      • Reward:

June 1

  • Weekend Challenge—By Any Method Necessary
    • Defeat an enemy as Darth Vader and Boba Fett in Hero Showdown.
  • Weekend Challenge—Good, Good
      • Reward:
  • Weekend Challenge—Solo Showdown
      • Reward:

Week 4 (June 4-June 8) Edit

Friends and Foes of the Millennium Falcon Crew

June 4

  • Weekly Challenge—The Power of the Dark Side
    • Defeat 5 enemies as a team, where either Emperor Palpatine or Darth Vader is present, in Hero Showdown.
  • Daily Challenges—Be Cunning
    • Defeat an enemy as Lando and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by earning 500 score by capturing objectives.

June 6

  • Daily Challenges—Be Mighty
    • Defeat an enemy as Chewbacca and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by completing the Let the Wookiee Win Battle Scenario.

June 8

  • Weekend Challenge—Perfect Together
    • Defeat an enemy in Hero Showdown as Han Solo and Leia Organa.
  • Weekend Challenge—Bring Balance To The Force
      • Reward:
  • Weekend Challenge—Skywalker Showdown
    • Defeat Darth Vader as Luke Skywalker.

Event details for Part 2Edit

Week 5 (June 11-June 15) Edit

Solo: A Star Wars Story content arrives.

June 11

  • Weekly Challenge—Old Friends
    • Defeat 5 enemies as a team, where either Han Solo or Lando Calrissian is present, in Hero Showdown.
  • Daily Challenges—Be Ruthless
    • Defeat an enemy as Bossk and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by earning 5,000 score in Starfighter Assault.

June 12

  • New PvP mode—Extraction
    • In Extraction, an infiltration squad must retrieve and escape with a critical payload while fending off enemy forces. Players will join as either attackers or defenders in this asymmetrical and intense mode. So halt the goods being delivered to the Millennium Falcon in the winding mines of Kessel, or push your way through Jabba’s Palace before time runs out.
  • New location—Kessel: Coaxium Mine
    • Completing the infamous Kessel Run in 12 parsecs is no small feat for a smuggler, and now you’ll get to visit the notorious planet yourself. It’s not for the faint-hearted though – conditions are harsh, and the Galactic Empire is heavily invested in the local supply of the highly sought after coaxium. Bring your blaster and delve into the mines in a variety of game modes – a hectic round of Blast, the tactical Hero Showdown, Heroes vs Villains, or this season’s fresh Extraction mode – as this location debuts in Star Wars Battlefront II.
  • New skins—Corellia Escape, Beckett's Crew, Professional "Sportsman", Raconteur, and Vandor Heist
    • New skins are released for Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca based on their younger appearances in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

June 13

  • Daily Challenges—Be Extraordinary
    • Defeat an enemy as Iden Versio and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by completing the Finish What You Started Battle Scenario.

June 15

  • Weekend Challenge—Fulfill Our Destiny
    • Defeat an enemy in Hero Showdown as Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.
  • Weekend Challenge—Most Impressive
    • Defeat 10 light side Heroes. Your reward?
  • Weekend Challenge—Put Him In The Cargo Hold
    • Defeat Han Solo as Boba Fett.

Week 6 (June 18-June 22) Edit

Run the gauntlet in Extraction.

June 18

  • Weekly Challenge—Path of the Sith
    • Defeat 5 enemies as a team, where either Emperor Palpatine or Darth Maul is present, in Hero Showdown.
  • Daily Challenges—Run the Gauntlet
    • Earn 500 score by reaching the checkpoints in Extraction and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by defeating 10 enemies around the payload in Extraction.

June 20

  • Daily Challenges—Battle-Scarred
    • Earn 1000 score by contesting the payload in Extraction and get 1,000 credits, and another 1,000 credits by playing 5 rounds of Extraction.

June 22

  • Weekend Challenge—Step by Step
    • Reach 5 checkpoints in Extraction.
  • Weekend Challenge—Attack of the Droids
    • Complete the Attack of the Droids Battle Scenario.
  • Weekend Challenge—Deliver the Goods
    • Earn 500 score by escorting the payload in Extraction.

Gallery Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Han Solo Season on the Star Wars Battlefront II website
  2. Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II The Han Solo Season trailer on YouTube