Being given out for free on Epic Games Store has given Star Wars: Battlefront 2 quite a jolt in terms of new players, as the game was downloaded 19 million times.
The news comes from EA's Star Wars Twitter, where they posted:
"More than 19M PLAYERS got Star Wars: Battlefront II from the Epic Game Store promo! Thank you so much for the continued support, even after our final content drop! We’ll watch your careers with great interest! May the Force be with you, troopers!".
As the devs themselves note, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has already seen its last content drop but there's still plenty of fun to be had in-game. And if you're prone to hope, you can always hope EA will see the interest and decide not to start loosening the plug before the pull, if you know what we mean.
For all the bad sort of publicity the game faced when it launched in 2017, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 grew into a pretty good game that, yes, finally focused on the game that players wanted to see.
It is therefore not surprising to see fans petitioning to keep the support alive, although it's worth noting that their goal of 150,000 signatures is still somewhere around 115,000. Oh well, maybe some of the newer players decide to join in.
Dice's last content drop for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 revealed that the game is practically going into autopilot, with some recurring events, double XP and other stuff.
Regular content updates are a thing of the past for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, as Dice perhaps understandably want to focus on the next instalment of Battlefield. Which is likely to need all the attention it can get, by the way.