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DarthNocturnal

@Mogster

They will be. Confirmed by the devs on Twitter.

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DarthNocturnal

Yeah, I watched the first 30 seconds, but I'm opting to wait for the full reveal before seeing any more.

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Peek-a-boo

Ooh, looks good to me!

Darth Maul looks ridiculously overpowered though, with the way he ploughed through a dozen enemies in a couple of swipes... The lighting during the gameplay footage made it all look 'real'. It is definitely going to be a looker and a half. I like how the city feels lived in too, rather than being set inside an arena of sorts.

And no season pass either, which is very good news!

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@Octane p.s. Is it possible (due to the mighty power you behold) that you could take the now unnecessary 'hopes and dreams' part out of the thread title by any chance, and simply have it as 'Star Wars Battlefront II'?

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Nin10dad

Well I guess I'm keeping my PS4 then!!

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DarthNocturnal

Welp, it's pretty much confirmed that we're getting microtransactions.

“These new heroes will come with new Star Cards as well. Star Wars Battlefront II players will also be able to customize their favorite heroes and classes using Star Cards, which come in four rarities: Common, Uncommon, Rare, and Epic – all of which can be earned through play. Completing the in-game quests and challenges, taking part in events, and opening Crates can all grant Star Cards, which allow you to further customize your trooper, hero, and starfighter abilities.“

https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/n...

As long as there's no major gameplay imbalance (and I bet cosmetics will be there too), alright then. It works in..... pretty much every other multiplayer-oriented game.

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Octane

@Peek-a-boo There you go.

I'll watch the conference tomorrow! Haven't seen anything of it, but SW looked good.

Octane

IceClimbers

That looks really pretty. Also like that the voices for the clones and droids are from Clone Wars! Also the fact that there's no season pass will make me more likely to play it longer than the first one.

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DarthNocturnal

Both the clones and droids had a lot more personality in Clone Wars. It's good to see it brought in here.

A few other notes:

  • Jump Packs are for Specialist only. Time to learn how to run again, bub.
  • “Groups“ isn't quite squads (although I'd like to think playing with friends may let it work as such), but it does encourage team play via the bonus score. The players you're grouped with cycle, so you don't get that odd situation where you're grouped with a partner who is anywhere BUT the fighting.
  • The V-Wing... last time anyone saw that, I think it was in Battlefront 2!.......heywaitaminute.

If I can find out if Amazon.ca has the pre-order incentives, I'll jump on their E3 offer; $50 CAD!

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Peek-a-boo

@DarthNocturnal I'm guessing that certain abilities will be restricted to specific classes?

I rarely used the jump pack outside of maps with a big open expanse so, I won't be frowning too much about that. I hope that each ability fits each class well, as opposed to just having an ability for a certain class that doesn't make any sense in regards to their characteristics on the battlefield.

And yeah, Amazon did a great 'two for £75' offer during E3 last year, and I am hoping they will do it again! Trouble is, given the jump in, jump out nature of the original Star Wars Battlefront, I feel somewhat compelled to buy it digitally this time round.

Peek-a-boo

DarthNocturnal

@Peek-a-boo

The site goes into the finer points of each class:

  • Assault: Attacker with moderate durability, high mobility. Two of it's possible abilities are Thermal Detonator and Vanguard Replenish (reveals enemy positions, faster sprint, draws a close range weapon that builds no heat, kills extend the time(?).
  • Heavy: Defender with high durability, low mobility. Two abilities it has is the Combat Shield (seen in the stream) and Sentry (deploys a heavy repeating blaster while slowing mobility).
  • Officer: Support with moderate durability and mobility. Two of it's abilities are Blaster Turret (deployable turret, like in BF1, except it can be moved and repaired) and Battle Command Fortitude (buffs defense for allies. You get the buff as long as it affects one other teammate, so, no hogging it )
  • Specialist: Sniper/Stealth trooper with low durability and medium mobility. Has access to the Jump Pack, a Trip Mine, and Infiltration Replenish, which marks enemies, scrambles enemy radar, and draws a medium ranged weapon that builds no heat. Kills presumably extend it's active time.

That's just a few from each. There will be more (one streamer claimed that there was 400 Star Cards. At least SOME have to be abilities).

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DarthNocturnal

There was a stream that revealed quite a bit. A few nice tidbits:

  • Droidekas might not be in at launch, but they very much want them.
  • Prequel and Sequel content is about equal. No favorites.
  • Rogue One content IS happening.
  • Skirmish is bigger then BF2015, although still not a “mirror“ of multiplayer.
  • Revised Hutt Contract system.
  • You can roll in all directions now.
  • 3 Star cards, 1 passive (like Traits).
  • Scoping, crouching and standing still boost accuracy.
  • Manual rolling for starfighters.
  • Galactic Assault is unique for each planet (MTT on Theed, AT-AT on Hoth, etc).

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DarthNocturnal

So the crate system has been revealed, and it seems it'll actually NOT be cosmetics. You get them from doing, well, stuff (even just for logging in each day), and they give out Star Cards of various rarities. All but the highest rarity can be reached by upgrading Star Cards with Upgrade Materials (one way of getting them is by getting dupes of cards you already own). I'm wondering if the highest tier has unique abilities that don't HAVE a lower tier.....

Oh, and Clone Commandos are a Special unit, according to the datamined alpha. I am excited.

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Peek-a-boo

@DarthNocturnal Hmmm, that doesn’t sound too bad to me.

I just hope it doesn’t end up being a case of having to log in or play an online multiplayer match every single day just to reap the rewards. Not everybody has an abundance of time on their hands! I always prefer the ‘skill > time spent’ way of things for a multiplayer game.

Pardon my ignorance, but what are the Clone Commandos, and what’s a ‘special unit’?

Although I will mostly be playing the game in multiplayer, I do hope the single player campaign is worth the entry fee. It has been such a long time since a decent standalone story has been told in a Star Wars game. Probably Knights of the Old Republic, back in 2003 (!)

Peek-a-boo

DarthNocturnal

@Peek-a-boo

Special units are a returning feature from the old BF2. They're another option to spend battle points on (just like heroes and starfighters). I'd describe them as “not quite a hero“, since they're usually a bit more durable then regular classes (or at least, I'm pretty sure they were in that livestream; it may vary from unit to unit) and have a unique set of abilities.

The CIS has Super Battle Droids as their Special, and Deathtroopers from Rogue One will be Special units for the Empire on at least some (if not all) OT maps.

Clone Commandos were elite soldiers trained to be even more deadly and efficient then regular clones. They actually had a game about them in the form of Republic Commando (available on Steam for dirt cheap; I highly recommend it). They also had some nice hardware, such as shielded armor (a la Master Chief), and a blaster rifle with a bunch of attachments that could turn it into a sniper rifle or anti-armor weapon. They survived the “canon purge“, since Delta Squad (the group from Republic Commando) and another commando appeared in the Clone Wars series (of course, they could have always brought them back regardless).

Fun fact; one of the shotguns in BF2 actually originated in Republic Commando.

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Peek-a-boo

@DarthNocturnal A new (hope) trailer time, hooray!

And it’s narrated by John Boyega (Finn) to boot too!

Star Wars Battlefront II is shaping up to be everything that the original was supposed to be, and more.

p.s. Quick irrelevant question; why does Yoshi in your avatar look half-drunk? Seems to be having trouble keeping its right eye open...

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Peek-a-boo

@DarthNocturnal Oof, that comic was drawn over seven years ago, back in 2010.

I feel old all of a sudden...

Are you buy any chance buying the digital ‘Deluxe’ version of Star Wars Battlefront II? The reason why I ask is because you can play the game three days early if you choose to do so. I won’t be, seeing as I have pre-ordered a physical copy of the bog-standard version of this game, but am curious to see if you have, is all!

p.s. The map selection is pretty good actually. I am chuffed to bits to finally see Mos Eisley in this one.

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DarthNocturnal

@Peek-a-boo

Nah, the bonuses didn't really scream “this is worth extra scratch“ (never bothered with shortcut unlocks in Battlefield either). Plus, Amazon.ca had standard for $30 off ($50; keep in mind that new standard edition console games cost $80 in Canada).

Granted, I think I'm missing out on all preorder star cards (except the Yoda star card), beta early access (I think the “early access“ period is just the “beta testing the beta“ period, with a patch pushed out when goes open. Or at least, I think that's how the Battlefield betas go), and the TLJ skins (slightly annoyed... but considering they're alt costumes for the main heroine and villain of the next chapter of Star Wars, which many will see and then possibly go to BF2 for more Star Wars in game form, expecting more TLJ in it.... I'd be surprised if the skins weren't available for all by the time TLJ comes to home video).

Kashyyyk and Kamino are probably the places I'm looking forward to the most. Mostly because they had some of the best maps in the Pandemic-developed Battlefronts.

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DarthNocturnal

The ORIGINAL Star Wars Battlefront 2 has had it's multiplayer restored! It's being run via GoG's “GoG Galaxy“ , and it has crossplay with the Steam version.

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