Star Wars Battlefront 2 will not have a Season Pass
UPDATE ONE: More has been revealed on DICE and EA's decision to not include a Star Wars Battlefront 2 Season Pass for the game's release date in November.
Creative director Bernd Diemer confirmed the news to Mashable, explaining, "We don't want to segment our community."
"We decided on that, and it's one of those difficult decisions because it has so many implications all around.
"When we looked at the way Battlefront had evolved over its lifetime, with the DLC and everything, we decided, 'You know what? For this type of game, season passes are not the best thing. We need to [take it apart] and come up with something better."
"I cannot talk about the specifics of this, but we have something different in mind that will allow you to play longer, be [more] invested in the game without having a fragmented community."
EA followed up this interview by revealing that new live service plans information would be shared during the EA Play event in June.
Offline split-screen co-op is another feature being brought back to the game, however, DICE have made it clear that it will only be available on consoles.
This means that two players will be able to play together locally and earn upgrades which will then be transferred to the online multiplayer.
New Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date and pre order details
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 2017 release date has been set for November 17 worldwide on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
EA revealed all on their new title during the Star Wars Celebration, confirming some of the new details on the pre order options on offer.
“Anyone who pre-orders the Standard Edition will get a whole range of rewards, including exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi-themed looks for Kylo Ren and Rey, an ability modifier that upgrades the Millennium Falcon, epic ability modifiers for Rey and Kylo Ren, and more,” EA explains.
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“Players purchasing the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition receive upgraded versions of all Trooper classes, a A280-CFE blaster rifle instant weapon unlock, an enhanced scope modification, and an epic ability modifier.”
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 Pre Order will also provide players the chance to try out the game early, you’ll be able to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 on:
- November 9 for EA Access and Origin Access Members with the Play First Trial
- November 14 if you pre-order the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition release
Big multiplayer news was also revealed, including that there will be no Season Pass for Battlefront 2, although EA have yet to confirm just what service plans they have.
Further details supplied by EA include the fact that up to 40 players will be able to play against each other in the class-based online mode, which will also include an expanded progression system, as well as extensive hero customization abilities, and a larger arsenal of weapons with improved modification options.
There will also be a variety of new starfighters in Space Battle scenario to try out, while the locations of Theed, Takodana, Starkiller Base, Yavin, Mos Eisley, Endor, Hoth, have also been confirmed.
In regards to the new story mode confirmed by the development team, DICE explained: “Star Wars Battlefront 2 introduces a new single-player Star Wars story.
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“You play the role of Commander Iden Versio, leader of the Galactic Empire’s elite special forces unit, Inferno Squad. After witnessing the destruction of the second Death Star, Iden’s team embarks on an extraordinary odyssey of revenge, betrayal, and redemption spanning the 30 year gap between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™ and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“Along the way, she and her companions encounter a cast of Star Wars' greatest characters. You'll take control of many of these beloved heroes in an adventure ranging across a series of fantastic planets, including awe-inspiring settings you've never seen before.
“These Hero characters are also highlighted in the vastly-expanded multiplayer. Darth Maul, Yoda, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker, Rey, and many more iconic (and feared) characters from all three cinematic eras will be playable.
“In certain modes, you'll be able to pit heroes from the prequels trilogy, original trilogy, and new trilogy against one another in combat.”