It’s always cool when Star Wars games that are already out receive bonus material relating to upcoming movies. The tradition goes back to a Naboo starfighter being nestled inside the code for N64’s Rogue Squadron — it was unlocked with a password that Lucasfilm only revealed after Episode 1’s release. Pretty cool.
Sadly, due to the ease of DLC patches and the modern ability of hackers to inspect every last inch of a game’s innards, the days of hiding unrevealed Star Wars lore in a game are over. But the tradition still continues, in a sense, with bonus content that will be added to Star Wars Battlefront II starting tomorrow.
On December 17 we’ll get:
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.
New Hero Appearances
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.
But it doesn’t end there! A few days later on December 20, an entirely new planet will become available to explore. It’s the jungle planet from the new movie, which they still aren’t naming yet.
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.
If you don’t have Star Wars Battlefront II, you can get the brand-new “Celebration Edition” that contains all this new DLC plus everything else released so far. That includes the base game, over 25 Hero Appearances, over 125 Trooper and Reinforcement Appearances, over 100 Hero and Trooper Emotes and Voice Lines and over 70 Hero and Trooper Victory Poses.
Star Wars Battlefront II is available now for Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.