Star Wars Battlefront 2 Will Launch Over a Week Early for Origin Subscribers

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Will Launch Over a Week Early for Origin Subscribers

For those who can't wait...

pocru by pocru on Apr 19, 2017 @ 05:31 AM
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Star Wars Battlefront certainly did well in the open beta stage, but when EA tried to sell the full experience as a multiplayer-only battle royal, people were a little miffed, and all the goodwill the game had gotten dried pretty quickly. A mix of dashed hopes and a rushed release to align with the latest Star War movie (at the time) left both critics and fans up in the air regarding the future of the game, and while it was certainly put together well enough, there’s little doubt it performed under EA’s expectations.

They’ve done a lot to try to remedy that with the next game of the franchise, Star Wars Battlefront 2. Last week, we got our first teaser for the game, which hinted at a timeline that would span every era of the Star Wars chronology, and more importantly, suggested (a suggestion that has been confirmed) that the game would have a dedicated single-player mode… although if it’ll be an actual cohesive story or a set of unconnected narratives (like what Battlefield 1 did) has yet to be seen.

As per usual, EA Origin users will get to see earlier than most, but what makes the upcoming launch of Star Wars Battlefront 2 (which is set to come out November 17th) so unique is that anyone who pays 5 bucks a month (or 30 for the full year) for a premium account get it way earlier, launching for those users on November 9th. That’s more than a week’s extra time battling each other in space.

But that’s not all! The game’s pre-order bonuses were finally released to the public. So, in the interest of keeping you informed, if you decide to pre-order the standard edition, you can expect the following treats:
  • Exclusive Kylo Ren and Rey-themed looks inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Epic ability modifiers for Kylo Ren and Rey
  • An epic ability modifier for the Millennium Falcon
And if you decide to pre-order the Elite Trooper Deluxe edition, which adds an extra 20 to the cost, you get:
  • Early access to Star Wars Battlefront II - Play on November 14 (three days early)
  • Upgraded versions of all four trooper classes (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist)
  • Four epic ability upgrades - one for each trooper class
  • Instant weapon unlocks and weapon modifications for each trooper class
I’m not familiar with how these games are supposed to work, so I don’t know if these “upgrades” are cosmetic or not, but they certainly don’t sound like it. Either way, given how Star Wars Battlefront 1 turned out, I would still caution people before putting down the money on a pre-order… but then, it’s your money.

It’s always been your money.

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