Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Star Wars Battlefront II: Han Solo Season

To celebrate the release of upcoming stand-alone movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Battlefront II is bringing a brand-new content for fans. The movie is set to come out on May 25 and ahead of its release, EA Dice is introducing the Han Solo Season. In his time, Solo played the role of a scoundrel as well as the hero and now, you can do them both. With a few different maps, modes and skins, this season will bring back galaxy’s favorite smuggler to the world of Battlefront for good.

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Star Wars Battlefront II: Han Solo Season

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This isn't Electronic Arts' first time of focusing on the release of a new Star Wars movie to develop content for Battlefront II. When Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie came out on the horizon, they released The Last Jedi Season which also had tie-in with Star Wars: The Force Awakens through an additional campaign called Resurrection. It not only expanded the story of former Stormtrooper turned protagonist Iden Versio but also fixed many narrative cliffhangers.

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On their official website, EA announced for this new update recently after they just wrapped up a limited time Ewok Hunt mode. It pitted players as teams of Stormtroopers or the Ewoks and all they did was trying to hunt each other down from shadows. Though it had no story to add to the lore and mostly created for fun, we believe Han Solo Season will be much more hearty and meaningful over that context. Because, if the future father of Kylo Ren is involved, it cannot be nonsense!

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Boussh The Bounty Hunter Gear

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A map of Jabba’s Palace will be added to Battlefront II but what we don't know is that if this will be as same as the one we saw in Outer Rim DLC from EA’s first Battlefront game. It is also possible that we may discover new locations and layout. You can set foot on Jabba’s Palace in three different modes; Blast, Hero Showdown or Heroes vs. Villains. Return of the Jedi version of skins for Leia and Lando Calrissian are also added to the Han Solo Season. Moreover, Boussh the bounty hunter gear is up for grabs with enough credits or crystals.

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Hero Showdown is the newest mode added to the game and is much similar to what Heroes vs. Villains is. Just like the classic duo of Han and Chewbacca, players will join in action as teams of two. It also allows for you to break established canon by creating pairs of Captain Phasma and Darth Vader or Finn and Yoda. This new season also convey a custom Starfighter mode to hone your flying skills by practicing against virtual enemies.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Comes on May 25

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EA's action shooter Star Wars Battlefront II is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. New skins and appearances are part of this update, which doesn't affect your gameplay at all and thanks to last year's micro-transaction fan outrage. Despite being quite a prominent character in Han Solo's entire tale and the live-action film, sadly, there will not be a Donald Glover version of skin for Lando this time. However, this content will hopefully bring back the Star Wars fanboys home when it arrives on May 16.