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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will focus on large-scale singleplayer

Published: 12:10, 22 August 2019
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EA and DICE are still dishing out updates for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and they announced two major ones during Gamescom 2019. The first of the two updates will focus on singleplayer and up to four-player co-op instead of the usual PvP.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is still getting updates but it's hard to see it being resuscitated after the loot box fiasco almost two years ago. Considering that the new update in September 2019 will focus on singleplayer and up to four-player co-op, it's possible the game is also not doing well when it comes to player base numbers.

The first of the two modes, the co-op is apparently a PvE experience designed with a squad in mind that is set on progressing through objectives. Players will be able to choose their team's allegiance - either the Galactic Republic or the Separatist Alliance during the Clone Wars period.

Teams will inevitably end up in large-scale battles and EA revealed these conflicts will happen across five Clone Wars era planets - Kashyyyk, Kamino, Naboo, Geonosis and Felucia. Speaking of which, yes, Felucia will be the new map that is set in the period when Separatists invaded the planet.

Should the players choose to go with Galactic Republic on this one, they will be tasked with covering the evacuation of a Felucian farming community with a "single, powerful vehicle" as the clones are struggling to keep the droids at bay. Meanwhile, the Separatist objective will be to stop the evacuation efforts by bringing down their Venator.

The Second Game mode that will come along in September is called Instant Action, apparently coming in due to popular demand. Players will get into large-scale battles on their own without having the pressure a multiplayer match could possibly invoke.

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As for December, the second big update for Battlefront 2 will land at some point near the end of the year. It will be inspired by the movie Rise of the Skywalker but EA were fairly tight-lipped on this content, probably in order not to blow out all the big news at once.

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