In typical EA fashion, the details of Star Wars: Battlefront II remain largely shrouded in mystery, such that even an Imperial interrogation droid would struggle to acquire any information – such is the tendency of the developer.
One promising change from 2015’s Battlefront that looks likely is the discarding of a season pass and a less extravagant approach to DLC – if rumours are to be believed, even the vanilla version of the sequel looks to be packed with content. We also know that Battlefront II will launch on November 17th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It is also believed that the single-player campaign will take place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens – an era which has largely not yet been explored by the franchise (additionally, the campaign is endorsed by Lucasfilm and considered canon). Multiplayer will span all eras of the franchise.
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Furthermore, Battlefront II continues the Star Wars franchise’s recent theme of diversity by including a female protagonist in the single-player campaign (much to the displeasure of arseholes everywhere, whose responses to this announcement are too unsavoury to share here).
Multiplayer servers will support matches of up to 40 players, with playable heroes (including the unfairly overlooked Darth Maul) returning. Unlockable equipment and upgradable soldier classes remain consistent, with this approach applying to vehicles as well.