The first thing that may come to mind when thinking about Star Wars Battlefront II (aside from the enormous controversy it caused with loot boxes and microtransactions over the last couple of months) is online multiplayer, but plenty of fans really want to be able to enjoy more offline content. Currently the relatively brief campaign and 16 Arcade mode battle scenarios are all people have to play around with unless they decide to connect to the galactic servers and take on the Empire over vast distances. This month’s update added three additional campaign chapters, but the rest of the content was focused on online players.
Ever willing to shift directions based on fan feedback, Criterion, one of the developers behind Battlefront II, has hinted that they are readjusting future plans for DLC to support players who want more to do offline. One fan was remiss that he didn’t have PlayStation Plus, and is limited in what he can play. Criterion responded assuring fans that their voices are being heard.
One of the ideas that players have been clamoring for is a way to play Starfighter Assault matches offline. The only way to play dogfights in space without internet right now is to play those levels in the campaign. Criterion again responded to one fan by telling them to “keep the faith!” in regards to the addition of Starfighter Assault being added to the Arcade mode of Battlefront II.
To me, this looks like they are working frantically to add single-player offline content, but aren’t yet ready to make an official announcement about it coming. Telling players to keep the faith is essentially urging them to have patience over the holidays. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from the teams regarding Star Wars Battlefront II offline content and other future DLC when studios begin to return from their holiday breaks in 2018. What would you like to see added to Battlefront II in the future?