Star Wars Battlefront 2 makes the Kessel run to freedom

    
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 makes the Kessel run to freedom

Launching in 2017, Star Wars Battlefront 2 brought high-stakes conflict to gamers who both loved the Star Wars IP and shooting things in the face (there’s a large overlap, there). EA pushed out 25 patches for the game before declaring it content complete in 2020, although it’s still running the servers and hosting plenty of matches every day.

And all of this can be yours next week, as the Epic Game Store is going to be giving Star Wars Battlefront 2 away for free as the next weekly promotion. Considering that it’s settled down from its very controversial launch, it might be a good time to check it out if you wrote it off a couple of years ago.

“We’re transitioning to a phase where the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events such as double XP and more, and game support will carry this broad and rich Star Wars gaming experience into the future,” EA said last year.

Source: VG247

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Malcolm Swoboda

Definitely getting it for use on new PC soon.

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7BitBrian

For those curious: It is worth picking up just for the single player campaign and expansion(included). While not perfect by far, it is most definitely a good campaign with a really well done story that spans ROTJ – Just before TFA. All told from the view of an Imperial Special Forces Commando. And it’s actually considered to be part of the new Canon universe by Disney.

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Eliandal

Thanks! Guess it’ll be worth my while to reinstall EGS for it :D!

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PanagiotisLial1

I was going to buy it on steam sales when it had dropped to 10 euros but I didnt cause I couldnt info if it even had a proper single player campaign so this info is very useful, thank you

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Neurotic

Is the implication here that it’s going into maintenance mode, or some sort of automated existence? So hard to tell from their ambiguous corpo-speak. “We’re transitioning the game into some other form of existence, in which all of the things that were happening will continue to happen, only in some kind of unspecified ‘other’ state”.

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Hikari Kenzaki

It means pre-programmed events that can be turned on and off at will by minimal staff.

This isn’t outside precedent for EA who (off the top of my head) still maintain Mass Effect 3 and Andromeda multiplayer servers and likely others.

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Neurotic

Ah, thought as much. Thanks! :)

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EmberStar

Oh, is ME3 still around? I ended up actually liking the horde mode thing. Enough that I eventually unlocked all the characters, and probably most of the upgrades. Then I got a new computer, and since I’d finished the story (and hated the ending beyond my language skills to describe) I never bothered to copy it over.

But it might be fun to take a break from Warframe and kneecap some Husks as the Moleman… er Volus Engineer again. ^-^ Plus I really, really like the female Quarian engineer and all of the Geth.

I just wish it had been set up to scale properly to team size. I’d really prefer to play it solo at this point. The “multiplayer” part of that mode was always my least favorite part of the design. No text chat, no way to mute other players if someone taped their mic button down while gorging on cheetos, and just the general crop of Internet idiots.

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PanagiotisLial1

After all worst case scenario they can maintain cheap virtual servers since the playerbase shrinks after the first years of a game’s release