EA and DICE have taken to their blog to announce a brand new edition of the epic Star Wars multiplayer shooter title, Star Wars Battlefront 2.
Titled the Star Wars Battlefront 2: Celebration Edition, users who decide to pick up this digital only version of the game will receive the complete collection of customization which recently only acquired by in-game purchase from Star Wars Battlefront 2’s original release up to – and including – items from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
If you ever wanted to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 with all the skins and customizable content, then this edition is perfect for you. Being priced at $40, players can pick up the new celebration edition of the game starting today.
In addition, not only did we get announcement of a Celebration Edition, but we also got a confirmation that the developers are working on a Rise of the Skywalker content expansion. This new content will come from the highly anticipated movie and it will include a new location, Hero appearances, and new reinforcements.
Check out the full set of details from Star Wars Battlefront 2: Celebration Edition and the Rise of the Skywalker update down below:
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 retails at $39.99** and 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 the discounted price $24.99**, 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.
Jakku, pictured above, joins the new jungle planet inspired by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Capital Supremacy.
Also, fans of astromech droids rejoice (seriously, who isn’t a fan of astromech droids?) The brave BB-8 joins the Resistance as a new hero character, bringing a fast-paced playstyle to the roster. His equivalent on the dark side, BB-9E, will play a support role for the First Order.
In the new year, we’ll be back to touch base on what’s in store for February and March. Until then – May the Force be With You, and see you on the battlefront!
–The Star Wars Battlefront II Team
In related news, Respawn Entertainment released a new trailer for their single player Star Wars title — Jedi: Fallen Order. It’s kind of a ridiculous trailer for the developers and publisher to release due to the major endgame spoilers, however, I guess its a way to market the game even further. I won’t be discussing the trailer, as I know many users have yet beat the game just yet, but if you don’t mind spoilers, you can check out the trailer here.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Celebration Edition of the game is available digitally on all platforms. Are you planning on picking up the newly released version of the game? Let us know in the comments below!
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