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Battlefront II update adds new planet, four-player co-op and more

Published: 08:01, 24 September 2019
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Kylo Ren and some Stormtroopers on Starkiller Base
Star Wars: Battlefront II

EA and DICE are continuing to support Star Wars: Battlefront II with new content despite the game's poor launch. In the next update, Battlefront II is getting a four-player co-op along with a new planet and new playable character.

Two years since the official release of Star Wars: Battlefront II, many players still associate the shooter with EA's loot boxes and their infamous "pride and accomplishment" Reddit post that recently entered the Guinness record book as the most downvoted comment in the history of the internet.

Despite this, EA and Dice are still supporting the game with new updates and soon, another major update named Cooperation Update is set to introduce a fresh batch of content including a new playable character, a new planet to fight on and several new game modes to play. However, the highlight of the update is probably the addition of a full-on co-op mode.

The co-op mode will support up to four players who will get to take on "a large scape PvE adventure" which will feature every location from the Clone Wars in Star Wars Battlefront II. Players will also be able to group up for Instant Action, which is a PvE mode from previous Battlefront games. The mode throws players into customisable battles against AI-controlled enemies and it will support offline singleplayer as well.

The Cooperation Update also brings a new type of playable clone trooper. Named Clone Commando, it's described as "all-round powerhouse" that comes with a blaster packed with armour-piercing grenades and two abilities. One of these abilities is Repulsor Blast, which knocks down any enemy it hits, while the other ability is Battle Focus - it buffs the defences of the Commando and any nearby allies and restores the Commando health every time you damage the enemy.

As for the new planet Felucia, it's filled with tentacle-like vegetation and exploding funguses with poisonous gas and a plethora of colours and life. It features farmlands, rivers and settlements all accompanied with rich wildlife. And it also includes a giant Sarlacc pit.

EA AT-ATs and Stormtroopers walking across a snowy terrain Star Wars: Battlefront II

You can read more about the update on EA's blog .

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