It’s clear that Star Wars Battlefront 2 hasn’t lit up the shooter genre like it could have. Two years on, most people still associate it mainly with EA’s controversial approach to microtransactions at launch, which buried it under all the bad press. Yet that hasn’t stopped DICE from continuing to support the game, and its next update looks set to build Battlefront 2 up in sizable fashion.
Coming this Wednesday, September 25, the newly-announced “Cooperation Update” will add all sorts of new content to the game. There’ll be a new playable character, a new planet to fight on, and a number of new modes to play. Perhaps the heftiest addition is a full-on co-op mode, which is the reason it is called the Cooperation Update.
As detailed in a community update video from DICE, players will soon be able to go online and form a four-person squad to take on “a large scale PvE adventure” that will take them across all of the Clone Wars era locations in Star Wars Battlefront 2. In addition to that, players will be able to group up for Instant Action, a PvE mode from earlier Battlefront games that will throw players into customizable battles against AI-controlled enemies. The mode will support offline solo play as well.
Continuing the Clone Wars theme, the Cooperation Update will give players a new type of clone trooper to fight as. Known as the Clone Commando, this “all-round powerhouse” will come armed with a blaster that can also fire armor-piercing grenades and two equally strong abilities. One of these abilities, Repulsor Blast, will knock down any enemy it hits, while the other, Battle Focus, not only buffs the defenses of the Commando and any nearby allies, it also restores the Commando’s health every time an enemy is damaged.
Rounding things off for the Star Wars Battlefront 2 update will be the new planet Felucia, which will offer new battlegrounds full of exotic and gas-spewing wildlife to spice things up, including a giant sarlacc pit for unwitting players to fall into. What’s more, between October 11-18, players will be able to unlock Luke Skywalker’s classic “Farmboy attire” from Star Wars: A New Hope by taking out 150 enemies in the Instant Action mode.
It hasn’t been the smoothest road for Battlefront 2, considering it has been at the heart of one of the largest gaming-related controversies in recent years, but things have improved since that rocky start. Slowly but surely, it has grown considerably through a steady drip-feeding of new Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC, and with the next Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, coming in December, players should have even more to look forward to in the near future.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.