DICE, the developer behind the popular Battlefield and Battlefront games, has announced that tomorrow’s update to Star Wars: Battlefront 2 tomorrow will be the game’s last content update, and EA also announced that a new Battlefield game will be releasing in 2021.
DICE took to their blog to make the announcement. Creative director, Dennis Brännvall, explained that the Battle on Scarif update is arriving tomorrow, and is also going to be the last of the game’s free content updates. While there will be no more content support, there will still be support given: “Servers, in-game challenges, recurring events such as Double XP… and game support will carry this broad and rich Star Wars gaming experience into the future.”
This follows the news that the Battlefield V update that is scheduled for June 5th will be the game’s last update as well. However, it will still be supported just as Battlefront 2 will be.
“The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games. While the studio’s vision for Star Wars: Battlefront II is now complete with this week’s The Battle on Scarif Update, the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events and game support will continue as the game lives on with players and the community. We’re looking forward to hearing players’ stories for both games, for years to come.”
The statement ended with the announcement that after taking a year off, we will be seeing a new DICE Battlefield in 2021.
The Battle of Scarif update will be adding the tropical planet location from Rogue One to multiple game modes, as well as new hero and villain appearances based on The Rise of Skywalker – Rey with a yellow lightsaber, Kylo Ren with his reforged mask, and a new version of Emperor Palpatine. Reaching 5,000 kills with Darth Maul will add his Old Master appearance (complete with mechanical legs), and “uncovering the mystery on Takodana” will earn you Rey’s hooded look.
The comeback that Battlefront 2 has made has been a great one to see. The game started off on a very rough note, but with a solid stream of free updates, the game has pretty much become the quintessential Star Wars experience in gaming.
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