The Original Star Wars Battlefront Gets Online Multiplayer on Steam

The Original Star Wars Battlefront Gets Online Multiplayer on Steam

If nostalgia is tugging at you, 2004's Star Wars Battlefront awaits.

As EA DICE wraps up development on the modern Star Wars Battlefront 2, the original title that kicked off the series is getting its own update. A brief message on Steam highlighted the addition of online multiplayer, in addition to French, Italian, German, Spanish language support. The update also offers some small fixes for menu and gameplay issues at different screen resolutions.

This comes a year after Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront 2 came to Steam and GOG. Both titles were fully functional, except multiplayer only worked with direct IP and local network connections. Now the Steam version has proper online multiplayer. There's no word on if that option will come to the GOG version of Star Wars Battlefront as well.

Both Steam and GOG are currently hosting "Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You" sales, offering 40-75% off a host of Star Wars titles on PC. (The Xbox Store is also offering many of the same deals if you're a console-only player.) That means you can pick up Star Wars Battlefront on PC or Xbox Backward Compatible for a clean $4.99.

Earlier in the week, Electronic Arts announced that Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) would be seeing its final update. The "Battle for Scarif" adds a new map based on the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story location, and new The Rise of Skywalker-inspired hero and villain appearances, like Rey with her yellow lightsaber, Kylo Ren with a hood and reforged mask, and Emperor Palpatine in his new robes. So now is the best time to get your Battlefront on, classic or modern style.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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