Ewoks are scary, okay? Those lifeless eyes, these chattering tooth; they appear to be a person bitten by a radioactive Teddy Ruxpin below a full moon. EA Dice clearly agree, as the following new playmode for his or her initially wonky (but now recovering) group shooter Star Wars: Battlefront 2 incorporates a squad of terrified stormtroopers attempting to carry out only a few treasured seconds longer towards an ever-growing tide of murderous teddy bears.
The upcoming new mode is named Night on Endor, and shall be rolling out as a free replace on April 18th. In a relatively good twist on the traditional ‘zombie’ sport mode, a big group of Imperial stormtroopers should maintain out till they are often evacuated from Endor after that complete Death Star v2.0 factor went south. The different group begins out as a small guerrilla drive of Ewoks, however for each stormtrooper felled, one other endlessly respawning Ewok joins the combat.
Clearly, what we initially assumed had been Endor’s natives are literally the results of some horrible pressure of space-lycanthropy. Don’t allow them to chew you!
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) April 13, 2018
Along with the enjoyable new gameplay gubbins comes the reinstatement of the in-game money store. No longer are loot crates or random character upgrades a part of the financial system, after the massive rework to the skill and progression systems recently, however you’ll be able to spend actual cash on various costumes in your rebels, stormtroopers and various Star Wars heroes and villains. There’s additionally the choice to purchase these dress-up objects with in-game credit earned by play, so these unwilling to pay something over the field worth (equivalent to myself) nonetheless have an opportunity to decorate up all fancy-like occasionally.
Accompanying the announcement of the replace is the affirmation that, sure, Battlefront 2 remains to be strapped in for the lengthy haul. A brand new season of updates is on the best way, with extra info due in early May. DICE are eager to reiterate that new seasons shall be themed round notable Star Wars occasions, so it appears nearly sure that we’re going to be seeing some tie-in content material with the upcoming Han Solo film. Some kind of heist-themed state of affairs aboard that big rollercoaster-train-thing within the trailer could possibly be enjoyable.
You can learn the complete record of upcoming stability tweaks and costumes being launched in the developer Q&A/patch-notes page here, and the Night on Endor replace shall be dwell subsequent Wednesday, April 18th.