Star Wars Battlefront 2's Next Big Content Update Will Be Its Last

Star Wars Battlefront 2's Next Big Content Update Will Be Its Last

"The vision for Star Wars Battlefront 2 is now complete."

After several years of adding new maps, heroes, and villains, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is closing the curtain on new content with one last update. DICE announced today that tomorrow's Battle for Scarif update will be its last regular content update.

In a blog post, Creative Director Dennis Brännvall confirmed that Battlefront 2 would be transitioning to a phase where servers and recurring events like Double XP would still persist, but not any new content. "As the game lives on with the players and our community, we're looking forward to hearing your stories for years to come," he wrote.

The Scarif update will add the tropical world from the climax of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the Supremacy, Instant Action, Co-op, and Heroes and Villains modes. New appearances will also be given to all players: Rey with her yellow lightsaber, Kylo Ren with a hood and reforged mask, and Emperor Palpatine in his new robes, presumably all inspired by The Rise of Skywalker.

Darth Maul will also get an "Old Master" appearance featuring his mechanical legs, earnable by eliminating 5,000 enemies as the Sith Lord, and a special hooded look for Rey will be awarded to "anyone uncovering the mystery on Takodana."

Star Wars Battlefront 2 had a rocky launch, with its loot system causing quite a headache for Electronic Arts. Even after the paid loot crates and Star Cards were removed, it was still often pointed to as a representation of the prevalence of loot boxes in games.

It's a shame, because strip away the loot crates and there's reportedly a solid Star Wars FPS in there. The fact that DICE continued to support it for years, updating it even until now with new Star Wars content that spans the full breadth of movies, is impressive. Maybe this summer is a decent time to hop back in and see how much has changed.

Fellow large-scale FPS Battlefield 5 also recently announced it was ending its major content updates. This all seems a ramp up to the next Battlefield game, which has been set for fiscal year 2022.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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