Despite all the heat the game received pre-release (which we documented here, here, and here), Star Wars Battlefront II sold well, achieved a decent charting position, and has amassed a dedicated fan base. EA has rolled out update 1.1, out now on all platforms, and contains some fairly big chunks of content.
Top of the list is a new map: Crait, build specifically for Blast mode. Additionally, the Tie Fighter of Iden Versio, the protagonist of the Battlefront II single player campaign, is now a playable Hero ship in multiplayer. Special abilities include Afterburner, which gives it a burst of speed; Laser Barrage, a rapid-fire and high-damage barrage; and dual Proton Torpedoes.
Battlefront II was recently nominated for two DICE awards: Outstanding Achievement in Character and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design. You can check out the full list of nominees in our article here.
The full patch notes for update 1.1 have been copied below. Check it out!
Star Wars Battlefront II Update 1.1 patch notes:
Blast on Crait Map
Iden Versio’s TIE/In fighter
Afterburner–Gives the starfighter a temporary speed boost and breaks enemy missile lock. The Afterburner can be cancelled after a short time
Laser Barrage–Charges up a rapid fire barrage which deals high damage
Dual Proton Torpedoes–Fires two proton torpedoes which track the locked target and deal high damage
Inferno Leader–For the duration of Inferno Leader, all enemies within a radius are revealed to allied players. These enemies receive increased damage from all sources
TIE Fighter Star Cards:
Engine Heat Dissipator–Decreases the Afterburner cooldown
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