- "Red Six standing by."
- — A possible line when spawning in as an X-Wing
The shield ability protects the X-Wing from incoming enemy fire. However, the shield ability only protects the X-Wing from blaster fire for a certain amount of hits. Torpedos and Rapid fire abilities can tear apart the shield and leave the player vulnerable.
The Proton Torpedo can be used to give enemy starfighters a large portion of damage, as well with taking out their shield. The X-Wing however must lock onto the enemy starfighter before it can fire, or else it will go off course. It can also be avoided if the enemy uses a dodge move, but only when the timer is gone.
- When strafing enemy ground troops, go into first-person mode to get a better view of them.
- When trying to defeat an enemy, whether aerial or grounded in nature, slow to minimum speed so all power is diverted to the blaster cannons (increasing their damage) and shoot as long as possible.
- Use the X-Wing's proton torpedoes on enemy ground vehicles but not soldiers, as they are not as effective. The splash damage from the blaster cannons will take out infantry more reliably.
- When conducting strafing runs, remain conscious that new enemy starfighters could be preparing to attack from behind.
- The X-Wings featured in Battlefront are collectively part of Red Squadron.
- Red Squadron was the call sign of the X-Wing squadron during the offensive against the first Death Star, with Luke Skywalker as Red Five, Wedge Antilles and Biggs Darklighter as Red Two and Red Three, respectively.
- This is one of the four playable air vehicles available to the Rebel Alliance in Star Wars Battlefront, the other three being the A-Wing, Cloud Car, and T-47 Airspeeder.