Star Wars Battlefront II is the sequel to the 2015 video game Star Wars Battlefront. Featuring content from all three cinematic Star Wars eras, Star Wars Battlefront II is currently under development by EA DICE, Criterion Games, and Motive Studios and is set to release worldwide on November 17, 2017.
The sequel was announced during an earnings call by EA's CFO, Blake Jorgensen, in May 2016. The game will feature content from all three Star Wars trilogies.
In January 2017, the EAStarWars Twitter page revealed that the next Battlefront was to have more locations, heroes, eras, vehicles, and an all-new singleplayer campaign, easily amounting to more than triple the content from the original game.
Star Wars Battlefront II was officially announced at Star Wars Celebration in April 2017. The first trailer was also shown at the event, giving glimpses of the action packed campaign, multiplayer battles across different eras (Clone Wars, Galactic Civil War, and sequel trilogy) as well as space and air battles.
Shortly after the reveal, Bernd Diemer, Creative Director of Battlefront II, revealed the game will not feature a Season Pass, sighting a desire to keep the community whole. In regards to what will replace the Season Pass, Diemer stated that DICE will have "something different in mind that will allow you to play longer." This was later revealed to be post-launch content seasons, where all players will get access to new DLC's.
Mark Webster, executive producer of Battlefront II, announced on April 15th, 2017, at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, that the worldwide release of the game would be November 17th, 2017, with those who pre-order getting the game three days early, and those with EA Access on November 9th.
At EA Play 2017, the first multiplayer gameplay trailer for the game was unveiled, along with a livestream featuring the Galactic Assault on Naboo: Theed. It was also confirmed that the post-release content will be free, starting with the first season including heroes Finn and Captain Phasma and the planet Crait from The Last Jedi.
The campaign of Battlefront II follows Iden Versio, commander of the Imperial Special Forces unit Inferno Squad. Upon witnessing the destruction of the second Death Star, Versio's troops look to her for direction. Versio tells her troops that they will avenge the Emperor.
Battlefront II will also feature less modes compared to its predecessor, again in an effort to better unify the community and better populate matches. Below are the game modes that have so far been revealed:
Although an official list detailing all planets and maps featured in Star Wars Battlefront II has not been revealed, several trailers and teases provide a reasonable gage:
- Starkiller Base
The game will release as two versions, the Standard Edition and the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition. The standard costs $60, while the Deluxe edition costs $80.
Promotional and in-engine imagesEdit
| Battlefront Series |
|Main Series||Star Wars: Battlefront (2004) • Star Wars: Battlefront II • Star Wars Battlefront (2015) (Expansion Packs include: Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star, Rogue One: Scarif) • Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)|
|Spin-Offs||Renegade Squadron • Elite Squadron • Mobile Squadrons|
|Other||Star Wars: Battlefront III • Battlefront: Twilight Company • Star Wars Battlefront Companion