Han Solo, Leia and the Emperor himself join Star Wars Battlefront’s three new surprise modes

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More content revealed for Star Wars Battlefront

Although the recent Star Wars beta featured only two modes, the rest of the planned content was plain to analyse in the various menus the game had. In essence, it was assumed that Battlefront had its content locked down, bar some surprise reveals for new characters. Turns out we were only half right.

EA has revealed three new Hero characters that will be featured in Battlefront, but also three previously secret modes that will make it to the game before launch.

Firstly, three new characters. After some beta data mining it was all but certain that Han Solo and Leia would feature in Battlefront, with whispers of Emperor Palpatine also joining the mix. It’s true for all three, as they join the likes of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett in the ranks of overpowered, awkward moving characters.

Leia is described as more of a support Hero, changing spawning players around her to Alderaan Guards and buffing team stats. Han Solo, on the other hand, is probably the easiest of the lot to get into, with his trademark blaster giving you an easy avenue to continue normal gunplay with a few new toys. Palpatine goes the opposite route, leaving weapons behind and dealing with matters using some spark plugs and mirrors. Also known as Force Lightning.

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These three new additions will come in handy in the new modes announced too. Heroes vs. Villains is exactly what the name implies, randomising Hero characters and letting players spawn as them for a twisted team deathmatch. Battles echo this but on a smaller scale, letting you set up tense 1v1 battles with friends either online or via spit-screen. It too will have a Heroes Battle variant if you don’t like settling scores with Stormtroopers.

Lastly is Training Missions, which will give you a safe space to try out Card combinations, get familiar with Hero abilities and just generally practice without the fear of an AT-AT stomping on your face.

It’s all great content for people enthralled by the game following the beta, but nothing really addressing the concerns others had with it.

Last Updated: October 21, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Whelm level: Under

    • konfab

      Good Good, let the underwhelm flow through you.

  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    It’s only a matter of time until someone changes that Leia into a Slave Leia.

    • Hammersteyn

      Mods FTW

      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        On pc they’ll probably replace Stormtroopers with Slave Leia.
        And that’s the nicest thing they could do.

        • Kristen

          You mean Leia’s clone troopers where all Leia’s look-alike dress in gold & brown bikini uniform 😀

  • Hammersteyn

    Han Solo
    Leia
    Emperor Palpatine

    H L E
    H L 3
    Confirmed!!!

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      You’re a creative one today, aren’t you? ;P

      • Hammersteyn

        Saw three characters and the wheels started turning

        • Commander JJ of the Normandy

          Your PayDay2 comment still wins this week.
          Trevor should be warned. 😉

          • Hammersteyn

            Hahaha. It really takes something special to best him

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Just so long as Rince doesn’t win.

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            You can outbid him with your comment of the week bribing.
            I mean…uhm…your comments are totally the best…no fixing going on there.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Of course. There’s no conspiracy against him, no matter what anyone says. That’s how rumours start.

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            Hehehe

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      O_O

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    Yes! Heroes vs Villains mode rocked!

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      Like cops versus robbers. Only the cops are evil and the robbers have lazors

      • Hammersteyn

        Like downtown LA?

        • Commander JJ of the Normandy

          LOL
          I imagine groundspeeders bouncing by with C3PO wearing an even more golden chain around his neck, with rap music pumping from R2-D2.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            Damn son

    • Brady miaau

      Ah, but who are the heroes and who are the villains?

      Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?

      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        I kind of imagine the Galactic Empire as the cops. You know, the “corrupt government”.
        I can’t think of any better way to think of the Rebels than the freedom fighters 🙂

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        From years of watching movies I’ve learnt that freedom fighters always have the hottest and generally mentally stable women.

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