The second wave of Clone Wars content is coming to Star Wars Battlefront II on 28 November 2018. In this update, Geonosis will be implemented into Galactic Assault and Obi-Wan will be joining the ranks of heroes leading the battle across the three eras.
On 6 November, Ben Walke (EA’s Star Wars Community Manager) posted on r/StarWarsBattlefront, in which he discussed the new Geonosis map. Walke commented that Galactic Assault maps are more exposed to begin with, and push players into a more restricted location near the conclusion of the match.
Moreover, he assured fans that they have heard the feedback from players, and the final objective will be to secure capture points that are 200-metres wide using the new AT-TE vehicle. Walke stated that the reason for this was because they wanted the map “to feel like all out warfare”.
To complement the new vehicle, DICE added the Separatists’ iconic four-legged Spider Droid.
The AT-TE vehicles operate differently than usual as they are accessed in-game rather than the spawn-menu, seating one player. To complement the new vehicle, DICE added the Separatists’ iconic four-legged Spider Droid. This will relentlessly attack the AT-TE’s forcing the Clones to unite and tear them down, but the Spider Droid will be operated by AI rather than players.
In order to use the new AT-TE, the Clones must first re-activate them — which is done in Phase 1 in a “typical Geonosian canyon with plenty of pathways and cover available.” The following phase will then have players destroy the Hardcell Troop Transports, which operate much like the AT-ATs of other maps (albeit static rather than constantly on the move). This means that the Hardcell Troop Transports need to be weakened before they can be attacked, which is done through the AT-TEs.
Galactic Assault maps are more exposed to begin with, and push players into a more restricted location near the conclusion of the match.
Finally, in the community transmission, Walke also published some behind-the-scenes screenshots and footage, showcasing the new vehicles and Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan is actually using a green lightsaber, but his iconic Revenge of the Sith look can be seen along with “an early work in progress look at Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Robes.”
With all the updates, announcements and news surrounding Battlefront II, players are wondering if this plethora of new content will redeem the game after the shaky launch it had in its first year.
Last modified: 16th May 2019