Star Wars: Battlefront 2 remains to be alive and kicking, regardless of being supplanted by Battlefield 5 as flavour of the week. The once-wonky shooter has seen some laudable enhancements since launch (together with loot boxes being almost entirely excised), and up to date months have been particularly form. Today’s replace provides a brand new Clone Wars-era map, the Battle of Geonosis plus a young-ish Obi-Wan Kenobi playable. This is on prime of latest updates together with a Battlefield-ish squad-spawn system and General Grievous becoming a member of the baddies. I sense a formidable trailer under.
Others have joked concerning the Geonosis map in Battlefront 2 trying higher than it did in Attack of The Clones. While I’m not totally satisfied, I can’t deny that it’s extra visually constant resulting from not having any green-screen silliness concerned. The Geonosis map is a full-scale Galactic Assault battlefront that includes three new autos. The droid military get STAP hover-platforms, and the clones are attacking with BARC speeder-bikes and lumbering hexapod AT-TE walkers. It seems to be and seems like Star Wars, which is precisely why folks play Battlefront 2, actually.
Those who haven’t performed Battlefront 2 shortly and are returning for the brand new map ought to discover the game a little bit snappier than it was. An replace on the finish of September patched within the squad-spawn system from newer Battlefield games. Now as an alternative of mountaineering throughout the map everytime you die, you may simply respawn seamlessly close to a squadmate, as long as they’re not actively taking injury – this ramps up the tempo a bit. Hero items begin at map-edge spawn factors, although, giving the opposing staff extra of an opportunity to whittle them down earlier than they get into the scrum.
The replace is reside and free for all. You can see the patch notes here. Those eager to binge on the brand new map are nicely served – Dice are working an optionally available Geonosis-only playlist for at present and tomorrow, increasing right into a Clone Wars playlist working from Friday till subsequent Monday, December third.