Star Wars Battlefront II DLC Roadmap Released

Yes, but can you turn off Grievous’ lightsabers one by one?

After teasing Star Wars Battlefront II Clone Wars DLC at the EA Play 2018 press conference, EA has released a more expansive roadmap of Battlefront II’s future through the end of the year.

Much of the future updates include Clone Wars content teased during E3.

Starting in July, Star Wars Battlefront II will feature a new Hero Starfighters mode that pits two team of four players against one another in the cockpits of famous Star Wars ships, like the Millennium Falcon or Poe Dameron’s T70 X-wing.

Updates to overall gameplay will also come in July, including the ability to turn a hero’s lightsaber on and off at will. Lightsaber deflection will now cost players stamina, and players will also be able to change the appearance of their selected character before the start of each round. EA has also stated that quality of life improvements to the two-versus-two PVP Hero Showdown mode are on the way.

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In August, players will be able to select trooper appearances based on designs from the Clone Wars era. Emotes and victory poses will also be available for purchase using credits or crystals. Star Wars Battlefront II recently returned a revamped version of microtransactions using crystals.

As the roadmap progresses into fall 2018, EA’s plans get a little more vague, but players will be able to play as the four-armed General Grievous from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith or Obi-Wan Kenobi.

A “new large-scale mode” is also teased on the roadmap, but comes with no further details. Other fall updates include additional clone trooper and hero appearances, plus improvements to the squad system.

Fans of the Clone Wars won’t have to wait much longer for additional content, as EA says Winter 2018 will bring Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku as playable heroes, plus Geonosis debuts as a new map. Other updates include, you guessed it, additional clone trooper and hero appearances to choose from.

Other recent updates include new appearances and a map based on Solo: A Star Wars Story, plus the return of Extraction mode.

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EA community manager Ben Walke tweeted that more information on July’s content update will be coming next week, and that the updates detailed in the map aren’t everything we can expect from the rest of the year for Battlefront II.

If you’re looking for a guide to unlocking everything in the game, check out our extensive IGN Wiki for Star Wars Battlefront II.

Joseph Knoop is a news writer for IGN and wants his Rebels DLC, darn it. Force him into conversation on Twitter @JosephKnoop.

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