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Battlefront won’t let you aim down the sights

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It’s the running joke of the Star Wars franchise, but come later this year you too will know how it feels to be an inaccurate, inadequate Stormtrooper. DICE’s Battlefront reboot is checking a lot of the right boxes (and missing a few), but the inclusion of a first-person view has had many worried about how combat will work in the multiplayer shooter. Fear not recruits, because it’s not changing at all.

Battlefront will not feature the grace of modern first-person shooters, allowing you to only shoot from the hip or not at all. There’s going to be no aiming down the sights with most weapons in the online shooter, unless said weapon features a long range scope. For the most part though, it’s traditional battlefront warfare as you remember it, and it’s one of the things DICE really wanted to get right.

Executive producer Patrick Bach confirmed that iron sights are non existent in Battlefront – with the game lending elements from a game far, far away.

“There are no ironsights in Star Wars, on the ordinary blasters. You have scopes on some rifles, but there are no ironsights.”

That’s exactly like every other Battlefront game from the past, which lends some credence to DICE’s claims that this isn’t merely a Battlefield skinning job. It’s evident that they truly want to preserve the feeling that fans have been craving for years – which is something reboots tend to toss aside at the first chance.

“A lot of the things you saw in the game have nothing to do with anything we’ve done before. Some features of course resemble [our other shooters], because we want to make the best possible shooter, but in general we’ve tried to do something completely unique.”

I like that approach, but I’m still a bit bummed that some elements from earlier titles are still missing. Space battles would’ve been great – even if completely departed from combat taking place on the ground. Battlefront will feature vehicles (and heroes) for you to command, but don’t expect to break the atmosphere this time around.

Still, after all these years of waiting, I’m pretty much on-board with what DICE is doing with the franchise. Hopefully we’ll get to see a lot more at E3 next month.

Last Updated: May 7, 2015

39 Comments

  1. Ranting Raptor

    May 7, 2015 at 21:09

    and this

    http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y335/AeonMiranda/lukeblaster.png

    Yeah the pointy things on the end… nope. No iron sights

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  2. Ghost In The Rift

    May 8, 2015 at 00:48

    So they are releasing basically half a Battlefront game,(compared to BF2) and people are still gonna eat this up like Oumas se Sondag pudding, oh gamers, what have we become.

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  3. Mark Treloar

    May 8, 2015 at 07:09

    If you are not going to have ADS then you can just remove first person, since most will then choose to play in 3rd person to increase FOV.

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  4. Ranting Raptor

    May 8, 2015 at 07:15

  5. Ranting Raptor

    May 8, 2015 at 07:16

  6. Ranting Raptor

    May 8, 2015 at 07:17

    are those iron sights on the back???? Nope never. Star Wars doesn’t have remember

    http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060625075313/jedipedia/de/images/7/79/DL-44.jpg

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    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      May 8, 2015 at 07:18

      I’m loving these posts. πŸ˜€

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      • Ranting Raptor

        May 8, 2015 at 07:50

        lol

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        • HairyEwok

          May 8, 2015 at 10:46

          I swear the empire would have won hands down if they just implemented proper sights like agoc or something on their weapons…. HANDS….. DOWN. But if i remember correctly in Battlefront 2 you could aim through a scope as a sniper.

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  7. Captain JJ Fantasticus

    May 8, 2015 at 07:17

    The troopers aimed down their sights in the movies though.
    Sometimes.
    Not that it helped.

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    • Brady miaau

      May 8, 2015 at 07:32

      when? Shot from waist height? Imagin what John Wayne could do to their training regime.

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      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 8, 2015 at 08:14

        Haha.

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  8. Ranting Raptor

    May 8, 2015 at 07:21

  9. Ranting Raptor

    May 8, 2015 at 07:28

    • Admiral Chief

      May 8, 2015 at 07:52

      Ummm, there were iron sights in that game…

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      • Ranting Raptor

        May 8, 2015 at 07:53

        I’m being sarcastic if you haven’t picked up πŸ˜›

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  10. Brady miaau

    May 8, 2015 at 07:31

    I have always thought that Stormtroopers, being elite troops, are the best of the best. No one ever said, for example, the best soldiers (well, they did in the books). So I have always imagined them as the best office workers or the best pole vaulters or something.

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  11. Ranting Raptor

    May 8, 2015 at 07:34

    This, absolutley 100000000% (Sorry, I may be like Geoff and left off a few 0’s there) has nothing that resembles an iron sight AT ALL

    http://www.tk2441.co.uk/t21/gun3.jpg

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  12. Ranting Raptor

    May 8, 2015 at 07:37

    1 million, 900. 1 million 9thouseand and 6 thousand percent no iron sights here

    http://www.whitearmor.net/mediawiki/images/1/1d/Generic-t21.jpeg

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    • Sgt. M

      May 8, 2015 at 07:38

      So infuriated that you speaking like JZ??

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 8, 2015 at 07:47

      • Ranting Raptor

        May 8, 2015 at 07:50

        R2 is about to get an iron sight

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 8, 2015 at 08:13

          lol

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        • Captain JJ Fantasticus

          May 8, 2015 at 08:17

          I was thinking a scope πŸ˜‰

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          • Ranting Raptor

            May 8, 2015 at 08:25

            #glaress

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 8, 2015 at 08:33

            πŸ˜€

      • Admiral Chief

        May 8, 2015 at 07:52

        Sure is hot on Tatooine

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      • Sageville

        May 8, 2015 at 10:08

        Terrible!, let me just save this wrong image as proof of wrongness

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 8, 2015 at 10:11

          XD

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    • Rock789

      May 8, 2015 at 08:27

      They clearly have 99 problems, but ironsights ain’t 1! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 8, 2015 at 09:01

        XD

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  13. Hammersteyn

    May 8, 2015 at 07:46

    So what else are they gonna take out if this game?

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    • Ranting Raptor

      May 8, 2015 at 08:01

      lasers. Coz Star Wars guns don’t fire lasers.

      Also lightsabers. It was a trick of light. They are normal blades

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  14. Kensei Seraph

    May 8, 2015 at 08:04

    Maybe, just before the game releases, they will announce “By the way, we did add space battles and just decided to surprise you all at the last moment. Enjoy taking out the Death Star.” just for the extra, last minute, hype.

    … Somehow I doubt it.

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  15. Jonah Cash

    May 8, 2015 at 08:40

    If I can’t shoot down the sights then I am out. I never shoot from the hip.

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  16. Matthew Holliday

    May 8, 2015 at 08:50

    “these blast points are too accurate for sand people”
    he said, knowing that they only hip fire spray and pray.

    Reply

  17. saneman

    May 8, 2015 at 11:04

    aiming down iron sight will be DLC and cost $10

    Reply

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