Available today, December 16, the latest
Star Wars Battlefront update on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC fixes an issue with Star Cards in Heroes vs. Villains, while also fixing and tweaking a few aspects of the game on consoles.
Here’s the full list of patch notes for the new
Star Card Update (PS4, XB1, PC)
Fixed an issue where players were having issues using Star Cards in Heroes vs. Villains
Miscellaneous Updates and Tweaks (PS4, XB1)
Fixed an issue where one out of 12 players remained in the loading screen on Swamp Crashsite, Sorosuub Centroplex, and Graveyard of Giants in Heroes vs. Villains and Walker Assault multiplayer modes
Fixed an issue where two players would spawn in a damage area that doesn’t match visual lava
Walker Assault Updates and Tweaks (PS4, XB1)
Increased AT-AT health on Endor
Hero Updates and Tweaks (PS4, XB1)
Removed auto-lock on Boba Fett’s missile.
Weapons, Gadgets and Star Cards Tweaks (PS4, XB1)
Tweaked impact damage for Impact grenade from 100 to 90
If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to grab the free
Battle of Jakku DLC from the PlayStation Store.
In the future, EA will be adding
free maps and Star Cards to Star Wars Battlefront, in addition to the paid Season Pass content.
Star Wars Battlefront Info Dump
Star Wars Battlefront - Everything You Need to Know
Yep, There's a Day One Update
Same with most games these days, there's a day one update for
Star Wars Battlefront that fixes a few bugs, and improves stability and performance.
The full list of patch notes for
Battlefront update 1.01 can be read here.
You Might Want to Check Out This Awesome Battlefront PS4 TV Spot
We're not one to be suckered in by marketing ploys,
but this one just hits all the right (nostalgia) notes. Don't believe us? Watch it and prepare to reminisce or just be reminded how awesome childhood was back then.
You can also check out this
live-action launch trailer that shows people disappearing. Oh, and Ana Kendrick's in it, too!
Battle of Jakku DLC Will Drop in December and for Free
Same as every other multiplayer game out in the market,
Battlefront will expansions and more.
The first one,
Battle of Jakku, will be out on December 1 for those who pre-ordered the game, while regular buyers will be able to download it on December 8. And yep, Battle of Jakku is free DLC.
Full DLC details
It Will Clock in at a 29GB If You Buy It Digitally, But Will Let You Play as Darth Vader While It Installs
If you buy
Battlefront on PSN, you should at least have 29GB of space available, with an initial download of 4GB.
Here's the cool thing regardless if you buy disc or digital, DICE has included a little
Darth Vader mini game that you can play while the game installs!
It Won't Use Battlelog, but It Has Its Own Companion App
As early as August, EA
confirmed that Battlefront won't use Battlelog. Instead, it's using the that you can play on your mobile, tablet and desktop where you can earn in-game credits via the Base Command mini game. And as expected, you can also check out your loadout, unlocks and other in-game stuff as well. Star Wars Battlefront Companion App
Every Vehicle in the Game Listed
Check out the link below to see all the vehicles available in the base game.
Complete list of vehicles available.
Here's All the Guns, Star Cards, Traits and Power Ups
All weapons, Star Cards, Traits and Power Ups available in the base game in
one handy gallery.
Maps Will Be Dynamic and Use Destruction
Don't expect DICE's
Battlefield 4 "Levolution" map mechanics to pop up in Battlefront, but DICE General Manager did confirm that there's going to be destruction in areas " where it makes sense." Also, maps are said to be dynamic and adapt to who's winning.
Six Heroes Will Be Available at Launch
Planet, and gameplay video showcasing every Hero/Villain in action. Official EA video showcasing the playable Heroes.
12 Maps in Total, and Every Game Mode Revealed
All modes and missions
revealed, total of 12 maps out of the box.
Character Customization Consists of emotes and Appearances (Skins)
emote, and character skin (appearance) available in the base game. You can also watch each character appearance in the video embedded.
The Season Pass Will House Four Expansions, Introduce
Battlefront will have a Season Pass. According to EA, it will add content over the next 12-18 months.
Same with DICE's other shooter,
Battlefront's Season Pass will have four expansions in total and be priced at $50.
The Season Pass will include
over 20 new pieces of galactic tech, including weapons, vehicles, and Star Cards; 4 more heroes and villains, 16 additional multiplayer maps, four new game modes, an exclusive emote, and two-week early access to each expansion.
The Beta Was a Huge Success, Walker Assault Tweaked
EA did very well with the
Battlefront beta, as it announced that over nine million player across all platforms participated among other things.
And as expected, Walker Assault has been
tweaked for the final game.
Other changes have been made to
the partner and party system, the spawns, vehicles, weapons, heroes, and villains.
EA Expects to Sell a Ton of Copies
EA expects to ship a staggering 13 million units in the game's first fiscal year, which ends on March 2016.
Hot damn! That's a lot of Ewoks!
It Won't Borrow a Single System From Battlefield, and We Compare Them Even
assures fans that Battlefront won't be a carbon copy or re-skin of its Battlefield franchise. According to DICE, not even a single system from its military FPS.
We covered the two games in one of our
Versus videos which you can watch above.
It Will Focus on the Original Trilogy
Don't expect Jar Jar Binks (thankfully) or any from the new trilogy.
Full story here.
AT-ATs Are on Rails and DICE Explains Why
Those big AT-ATs can't be driven like a vehicle but will instead travel a pre-determined path.
According to DICE, letting them be driven will be "
There's No Server Browser
Battlefront won't feature a server browser and will instead rely on skill based matchmaking.
It Won't Have Micro-Transactions!
Here's a breath of fresh air;
Star Wars Battlefront won't implement any micro-transaction model of any kind.
Know of those charged Star Cards? To charge it, you need to pick up charges in-game, and buying some
won't be an option.
Full Battlefront Trophy List
Yep, it's mostly multiplayer-centric as expected.
Check out the full Trophy list here.
Don't Count on Mouse and Keyboard Support
While DICE says it's "not able to confirm" if the PS4 version will support mouse and keyboard, I wouldn't bet on it. If it was implemented, we'd have definitely have heard about it now.
We Covered the Beta a Fair Bit With Tips and More
We liked what we played of the
Battlefront beta, but we didn't stop there. We rolled out tips, and other features that you really ought to check out.
Use Your Own Chat Solutions, No Clan and Dedicated Voice Support
Not only is there no clan support --
at least, at launch anyway -- but there's no dedicated chat either. Granted, most people use their console's party chat feature most of the time, but still, the option of it being there could have been nice, no?
These Are the Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundles, Darth Vader Controller Can Be Bought Separately
Announced in August this year is the
that not only includes a few Star Wars classic games (and Battlefront obviously), but even is Darth Vader-themed, too. Check out this Star Wars Battlefront PS4 bundle trailer to see it in motion.
If you just want the
Darth Vader DualShock 4 controller, Sony's selling that separately too.
there's no Xbox One . Sorry! Battlefront bundle
DICE Prioritized Graphical Fidelity Over Resolution, Will Run at 900p/60fps
confirmed that it prioritized graphical fidelity over resolution.
Battlefront will run at 900p (720p on Xbox One) but at a crisp 60 frames-per-second.
We Talked to DICE About the Development of Battlefront
We talked to DICE just this September about
Battlefront. We discussed dedicated servers, Heroes and more. Read the full interview here.
Battlefront Will Have an In-Game Diorama
According to DICE, the diorama is for "real completionists." The studio revealed this little nugget to us during our exclusive chat.
Read the full story
Dedicated Servers Are a Go
No lagging here. DICE
confirmed to us that there will be dedicated servers!
Don't Expect Classes or Squads
states that people shouldn't expect classes or squads -- two staples of Battlefield -- to be in Battlefront since their will be a Partner system, and the Star Cards give enough customization options to act as its own class.
DICE Is Said to
claims they've managed to get the most or max out the PS4. Yeah, we hear this for almost every game and in every gen...but could DICE finally be on to something given how sexy Battlefront looks?
DICE Explains Why Battlefront Doesn't Have a Campaign
DICE said it had to "focus" on multiplayer which is one of the main reasons why Battlefront doesn't have a full fledged single-player campaign. This wasn't decided on haphazardly, either. According to DICE, a full single-player was never in the plans.
Instead of a campaign, Battlefront will have "
Nope, It's Not Battlefront III but a Reboot
DICE General Manager Patrick Bach states that the team wanted to start over and used the good parts of the old
Battlefront games to build their own version of it.
Read Bach's full statement here.
Here's the Reveal Trailer That Wowed Us All
Admit it, when you first saw the gameplay reveal trailer, you didn't believe when DICE said it was using in-game assets (we didn't either).
But they did it, and you have to admit,
Battlefront looks crazy good.
There's Playable Female Characters
Want to play as a femme fatale in Battlefront?
Now you can! Not just Princess Leia, mind you, but actual female characters! Hurray for diversity in shooters -- finally!
There's a Han Solo Fridge Bundled With Battlefront, but Good Luck Finding It
Remembe that scene where Han Solo was frozen in carbonite? Well, there's a fridge where that's used as the design. It's set to come out the same day as the vanilla game, so good luck!
Check out the fridge screens and details here.
There's No Space Battles at Launch and Here's Why
Here's what studio GM Patrick Bach said on why they didn't include space battles right out of the bat (isn't "normal" air battles like in space but with a different background?).
We want players to stay in the same [environment] – we don’t want players to fly off and do something over here. It’s about the Battlefront experience, so we want to keep you in-atmosphere and fighting with the infantry.
[As a studio] we have to start somewhere. You can’t do everything at once. We want to build something that’s great for what it is, and have a holistic view on what we’re trying to achieve, rather than tossing everything in there from the start.
I'd wager, we'll see space battles in one of the expansions, no?
Check Out the Fighter Squadron Gameplay and the Millennium Falcon!
Fighter Squadron is
Battlefront's air vehicles only mode. Of course, you can't have that without the Millenium Falcon making an appearance. Check the details and the gameplay showcasing Solo's iconic ship here.