Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2017)

MavericK

Zero Cool
Joined
Sep 2, 2004
Messages
29,274
After I watched the trailer and read the YT comments it was very confusing as to whether or not this is a paid DLC. The impression I got was that all of the main game content would be a free update, but you could pay to get a bunch of skin unlocks and stuff.
 

horrorshow

[H]ardness Supreme
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
7,531
After I watched the trailer and read the YT comments it was very confusing as to whether or not this is a paid DLC. The impression I got was that all of the main game content would be a free update, but you could pay to get a bunch of skin unlocks and stuff.
Yeahhhh, that's what I gathered..

Can anyone confirm this??
 

MavericK

Zero Cool
Joined
Sep 2, 2004
Messages
29,274
One thing that has me concerned a bit is this:

Battlefront2.png


To me this implies that future content will not be included unless you by the Celebration Edition?
 
  • Like
Reactions: N4CR
like this

vegeta535

2[H]4U
Joined
Jul 19, 2013
Messages
3,676
I give them credit for turning it around with this game. Still it is EA and not worth trusting or giving any money to them yet. They kinda been on the right track with the new Star wars game. Let see how long they can keep it up.
 

pendragon1

[H]ardForum Junkie
Joined
Oct 7, 2000
Messages
15,838
After I watched the trailer and read the YT comments it was very confusing as to whether or not this is a paid DLC. The impression I got was that all of the main game content would be a free update, but you could pay to get a bunch of skin unlocks and stuff.
"Existing players can upgrade their current version of Star Wars Battlefront II to the Celebration Edition at the discounted price $24.99**"
**EA's RRP
 

MavericK

Zero Cool
Joined
Sep 2, 2004
Messages
29,274
Yeah, but the question is what exactly does that get you? Is it just cosmetics, or is it actual game content?
 

Dan_D

[H]ard as it Gets
Joined
Feb 9, 2002
Messages
55,503
Wait what?

Star Wars Battlefront (2005)
Star Wars Battlefront (2015)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2019)

Shouldn’t we be at 4 by now?


Oh what the hell? I’m in. I own the other three and loved them.



Edit: Just learned its a free expansion???

Niiiiiiiice!
That trailer is more exciting than the movie is likely to be.
 
  • Like
Reactions: N4CR
like this

pendragon1

[H]ardForum Junkie
Joined
Oct 7, 2000
Messages
15,838
Yeah, but the question is what exactly does that get you? Is it just cosmetics, or is it actual game content?
its the levels, the skins, the weapons etc. its a paid dlc. not that hard to understand.
 

MavericK

Zero Cool
Joined
Sep 2, 2004
Messages
29,274
its the levels, the skins, the weapons etc. its a paid dlc. not that hard to understand.
Because none of the other game DLC has been paid for this game, so no, it's not clear.

I guess we'll find out soon enough. I have the base game so we'll see what I end up with.
 

horrorshow

[H]ardness Supreme
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
7,531
Because none of the other game DLC has been paid for this game, so no, it's not clear.

I guess we'll find out soon enough. I have the base game so we'll see what I end up with.
Same here, let me know (y)
 

Mchart

2[H]4U
Joined
Aug 7, 2004
Messages
3,623
I wouldn't buy any EA title like this game. The best thing to do is just pay for a month of Origin Premier, and play it. Or do the yearly for $99 which gives you access year round to a number of decent games, including this one.
 

pendragon1

[H]ardForum Junkie
Joined
Oct 7, 2000
Messages
15,838
Because none of the other game DLC has been paid for this game, so no, it's not clear.

I guess we'll find out soon enough. I have the base game so we'll see what I end up with.
at the end of the video there is a box that says "click here to order or upgrade" thats where im getting this info. and yes the other dlc was either paid, included in the ultimate pack or whatever they called it or becomes free after months and months.
 

MavericK

Zero Cool
Joined
Sep 2, 2004
Messages
29,274
I just played some co-op, it seems like all the new content is there. The Celebration pack just lets you unlock a bunch of costumes and shit apparently.
 

pendragon1

[H]ardForum Junkie
Joined
Oct 7, 2000
Messages
15,838
I just played some co-op, it seems like all the new content is there. The Celebration pack just lets you unlock a bunch of costumes and shit apparently.
yeah after figuring out my account info and letting it update i get an update to celebration banner, $35. it does list what it contains though:
"
Upgrade your copy of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II to the new Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II: Celebration Edition and own the complete collection of customization content acquirable through in-game purchase from launch up to–and including–items from Star Wars™: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER™*! The Celebration Edition Upgrade contains:
More than 25 Hero Appearances
Including 6 Legendary Appearances, plus 1 Appearance each for Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren inspired by Star Wars: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, coming December 20
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
Look elegant, scruffy, or anything in between with the Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II: Celebration Edition Upgrade.
*Customization content released after December 20, 2019 is not included in the Celebration Edition."
 

GOD'SlittleSERVANT

[H]ardness Supreme
Joined
Jul 18, 2001
Messages
7,065
I played last night for a little and enjoyed it. I'll jump deep into it tonight.

Is it just me or are the heavy troopers OP? I was wrecking fools.
 
Joined
Jun 12, 2018
Messages
678
It doesn't seem like the expansion is necessary to get access to the new units. That being said this game is still meh. The action is too simple when compared to Battlefield, seriously needs some level destruction and prone. Looks pretty but I'd prefer the gameplay of Battlefield (especially BF4) over Battlefront.

Also, the starfighter multiplayer is fun but way too damn short. I find myself holding back so as not to finish the match too early, it could be over in less than two minutes. Unreal crap!
 

T4rd

[H]ard as it Gets
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
16,951
Just got this game on sale and it seems DX12 is completely broken on it now. I'm just playing the campaign and first thing I did was enable DX12, which apparently was a mistake because performance was varying wildly between 10 and 100 FPS, but mostly staying around or under 30, which is stupid on an RTX 2080 / Ryzen 2700X / 32 GB DDR 3200 rig. Falling back to DX11 mostly fixes it, but I still don't seem to be getting performance that matches was reviewers were getting on DX12 at launch, which seems to be 130+ FPS most of the time on a 1080Ti or 2080 (quick glance at Guru3D and this Youtube vid).

Guru3D cites running DX12 at an average of 130 FPS and I'm getting nowhere near that on DX11. Also what's odd is my observed CPU and GPU usage between DX11 and DX12; on DX12 I was getting nearly 100% GPU usage and around 30% CPU usage, then on DX11 I'm only getting like 55% GPU usage about the same CPU usage at 35-40%.

So did they break DX12 further in patches or could there be some other software interfering with the game in DX12 or something? Regardless of that, I'm still only getting around 90-110 FPS in DX11, which I feel is still a bit low considering what those reviews are getting 130+ FPS consistently on DX11 and older 5th and 7th gen Intel CPUs. Only thing I can think of is they patched the game to either make it more demanding compared to how it was at launch or less efficient at rendering somehow. I just updated my drivers as well, which RTX cards have gotten a minor improvement through in general since their launch.
 

spaceman

[H]ardForum Junkie
Joined
Jan 7, 2005
Messages
14,748
I get the same fps as you at 1080p. That's on mostly max settings. I only have a 980 and an old ass 3770k @4.3 w/ 16 gb . Stays above 90 as far as I have seen.
 

MavericK

Zero Cool
Joined
Sep 2, 2004
Messages
29,274
I played some Capital Supremacy, wasn't really impressed as it's one of those games where you are just getting insta-killed by players with max-level Star Cards. The progression seems to really crawl, my guess is because they never really re-balanced it after removing Star Cards from the microtransaction system.

Co-op and SP are reasonably fun, though. I believe you can also level up in co-op, so I find that way more enjoyable than PvP. Also, Capital Supremacy seemed to just go on and on forever, back and forth for WAY too long.
 

MavericK

Zero Cool
Joined
Sep 2, 2004
Messages
29,274
I just realized that there's no Original Trilogy content in co-op. Weak. Hopefully they add that at some point, the co-op is pretty fun.

Also, what is the point of credits? I can't find anywhere where you can actually use them in-game.

EDIT: Oh I see, you can use them to unlock emotes and skins and shit. The decent skins all cost a fortune, though, so you're probably better off paying for the Celebration Edition if you care about that stuff.
 
Last edited:
Top