Hello there, this is Dennis from the Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II team.
For more than two years, the team has deployed 25 free content updates that have shaped and expanded Star Wars Battlefront II into something truly special for Star Wars™ fans. We’ve introduced game-changing heroes, fan-favorite reinforcements, exotic planets, and epic new ways to play across all three cinematic eras. We’ve also shared in your excitement along the way. As developers, it’s incredibly fulfilling to see players of all kinds living out their Star Wars fantasies in our game!
Today, we’re bringing you the details on what’s coming to Star Wars Battlefront II in the next content update named The Battle on Scarif, where we return to the tropical battlefront inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This addition accentuates the incredible breadth of Star Wars Battlefront II, which by the time of Scarif’s release will include content inspired by all Star Wars theatrical releases.
Since launch, we’ve brought new content in the form of free updates to the entire player base, delivering immersive Star Wars battles you can play solo, with friends, and against others across the entire Skywalker Saga. This vision will now be realized as we complete our return to the Age of Rebellion, which we started in February.
Looking beyond April, we’re transitioning to a phase where the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events such as Double XP and more, and game support will carry this broad and rich Star Wars gaming experience into the future. This means that we’re moving away from delivering regular content updates. As the game lives on with the players and our community, we’re looking forward to hearing your stories for years to come.
April 29 – The Battle on Scarif Update
Until then, there’s some great content to look forward to.
On April 29, we’re bringing the Age of Rebellion to Supremacy and Instant Action, introducing the high-agency battles on Hoth, Tatooine, Yavin 4, Death Star II, and – the highly requested location from Star Wars Battlefront (2015) inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – the tropical world of Scarif.
Given the massive difference in military might between the Rebels and the Empire – and Death Star II and Scarif not lending themselves to capital ships narratively – the battles in Age of Rebellion Supremacy will be fought throughout the ground phase exclusively. In return, we’re enabling the ability to pilot starfighters on a selection of the Age of Rebellion Supremacy locations.
Scarif and Crait are both joining the Heroes and Villains game modes and Co-Op will see the addition of the MC85 Star Cruiser, First Order Star Destroyer, and Scarif.
We’re bringing the experience you get in Co-Op to offline solo play, too! Instead of teaming up with other players online, this version will let you play exclusively with and against AI on all Co-Op enabled locations. This new way to play will be included as an option in Instant Action.
Furthermore, we’ve heard you ask for more appearances. As our way of saying thank you, we’re giving all players three new ones inspired by the concluding chapter of the Skywalker saga: Rey wielding her yellow lightsaber, Kylo Ren wearing his reforged mask with the hood up, and Emperor Palpatine binding it all together with his latest, menacing set of robes. This will also be Palpatine’s default appearance in sequel era Supremacy, Co-Op, and Instant Action, as we enable him for those along with Chewbacca on the light side.
We have a couple of special rewards for those of you who love a challenge as well! After being gravely defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul regained his mobility with a pair of mechanical legs and was fueled by his hatred towards the Jedi master. Eliminate 5,000 enemies as Darth Maul to get his Old Master appearance.
Rey’s hooded look, on the other hand, will be awarded to anyone uncovering the mystery on Takodana . . .
The Journey Lives On
Developing characters, worlds, and experiences set in this amazing galaxy that is Star Wars is an honor, and it has continued to be a remarkable, challenging, and ultimately rewarding journey for the entire team. Knowing that we have a passionate community of millions of players and Star Wars fans – just like ourselves – along on the ride, is the greatest inspiration we could ever have.
Community means even more in times when we need to stay physically apart. This is why we encourage you a bit extra to share your #StayandPlay stories on social media. We hope that Star Wars Battlefront II and the upcoming The Battle on Scarif Update will inspire you to keep playing and sharing.
I’m really proud of what we’ve accomplished, and continue to accomplish, together.
May the Force Be with You,
Dennis Brännvall, on behalf of the Star Wars Battlefront II team.
Creative Director Dennis Brännvall on the game’s incredible journey through 25 free content updates, The Battle on Scarif, and what’s next.