Learn everything about the new Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition and thrilling Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker content!
As is always the case when Star Wars season comes around, all eyes are on EA Star Wars to see what Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker themed wonders they have in store for us. And this year, they did not disappoint!
So, without further ado, let’s take a deep-dive into Battlefront awesomeness!
Ahead of the exciting arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker content starting December 17, 2019, we’re celebrating two years of updates in Star Wars Battlefront II! Marking this milestone, on December 5, 2019, the new Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition launches digitally on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This edition contains the complete collection* of customization content acquirable through in-game purchase from Star Wars Battlefront II’s original release up to – and including – items from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
The Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition
For any new player, Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition is the ultimate destination to live out one’s epic Star Wars battle fantasies. Enjoy more than two years’ worth of free content updates and get the complete collection* of customization content at that!
The Celebration Edition contains:
- Base Game
- Including all past and upcoming free game updates** as they release
- More than 25 Hero Appearances
- Including six Legendary Appearances, plus one Appearance each for Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren inspired by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, coming December 17
- More than 125 Trooper and Reinforcement Appearances
- More than 100 Hero and Trooper Emotes and Voice Lines
- More than 70 Hero and Trooper Victory Poses.
Existing players can upgrade their current version of Star Wars Battlefront II to the Celebration Edition at a discounted price, too, and get all the listed customization items above. New Appearances released on December 5 for the Clone Commando, BX Commando Droid, ARC Trooper, and the Droideka are included as well (also available separately for Credits or Crystals):
The Celebration Edition gives you the choice to look elegant, scruffy or anything in between as you partake in huge battles across three Star Wars eras. Get boots on the ground in the Clone Wars, dive into the nostalgia of the original trilogy, and immerse yourself in the finale of the Skywalker saga with upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker content.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Content is Making Its Way to Star Wars Battlefront II
Starting December 17, the next free update** available to all Star Wars Battlefront II players is titled The Rise of Skywalker and focuses on content inspired by the upcoming, highly anticipated film.
A brand-new jungle planet – that you might have caught a glimpse of in the last trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – is coming to Star Wars Battlefront II!
We’re bringing this planet to Co-Op in December, where you’ll be playing as either the Resistance or First Order as the conflict spreads to this tropical paradise. At the same time, the location will be available in Heroes vs. Villains, too. The sequel era locations Takodana, Jakku, and Starkiller Base will join the Co-Op rotation as well – with all mentioned planets featuring both attack and defend scenarios.
Simultaneously, no less than four additional sequel era reinforcements deploy on the battlefront! Protected by a striking red armor, the Infiltrator class Sith trooper of the First Order excels in speed and advanced weaponry to hunt down and destroy anyone standing in the way.
An extremely nimble Aerial Reinforcement, the new and overhauled First Order Jet Trooper can fly, dodge, hover, and even tackle opponents with the powerful jets. Use them to your advantage to crush the Resistance from the skies with a grenade-attachment enhanced blaster rifle!
A new “Gunner” and “Spy” unit will be taking up arms for the Resistance. These are two new alien species from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Hero Appearances – Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren
In addition, new Hero Appearances for Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren inspired by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are being brought to the game. They’re included for owners of the Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition or can be purchased separately with Credits or Crystals.
The new Appearances, Reinforcements, and Co-Op experiences will arrive through an update on December 17. However, you’ll have to wait a little longer to set foot on the new jungle planet – opening up for all players to explore on December 20.
January Brings Sequel Trilogy Capital Supremacy and Two New Heroes
In January, we’re excited to bring Capital Supremacy to the sequel era! That means two new capital ships to defend or bring down – the MC85 of the Resistance and the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer. The massive vessels will station themselves above the high-agency ground battles taking place on the new jungle planet from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Jakku. The same two locations are coming to offline Instant Action, as well.
Exciting times ahead on Battlefront II. From the looks of things, we’ll have hours of fun to entertain us this Christmas, and judging by the volume of this new edition the Force is strong with EA once again!
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Source: EA Star Wars