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You can’t have this unbelievably gorgeous Star Wars Battlefront mod

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Star Wars Battlefront mod

For all of Star Wars Battlefront’s shortcomings, it’s hard not to appreciate at the very least the amount of painstaking detail DICE has pumped into the Star Wars shooter. There’s an incredible amount of detail, all brought to life by the technically stunning Frostbite Engine. Battlefront is easily one of the most technically gorgeous games ever made, and it only took a week for a fan to improve on it.

Or at the very least, improve visuals on Tatooine alone. The planet with the least visual variation of the current lot.

Acclaimed modder of GTA V (although the mod itself was never made public), Martin Bergman has returned for Star War Battlefront, bringing with him his Toddyhancer set of tools to really push DICE’s shooter beyond the uncanny valley. Posting a few shots online, Bergman shows just how gorgeous a few intensive tweaks here and there can transform an already stellar looking game, although it all comes t a cost.

But we’ll talk about that later. After I’ve picked up my jaw from the floor.




Bergman has only applied his mod to Tatooine (with his extensive, full sized gallery of images right here), and as previously stated it’s one of the more one-tone maps the game offers. Getting the same results out of Endor, for example, will be a much trickier feat to pull off, and one that far more intensive on your PC. Bergman explained that his mod bludgeoned the framerate, robbing the game of up to 40 FPS in most instance. It’s probably why the mod itself isn’t public yet, and probably never will be.

So you’re just left looking at screenshots of what the next Battlefront might end up looking like. It’s not like DICE and EA aren’t already planning for that.

Last Updated: November 25, 2015


  1. ” and it only took a week for a fan to improve on it ” . LOL.


    • Aries

      November 25, 2015 at 14:27

      Shows what the publishers put the people through to get the broken games out


      • Darren Peach

        November 25, 2015 at 14:32

        I think in this instance, This mod is beyond anything my modest little PS4 could handle. Having played Star Wars, The game works fine, It’s just very shallow. But if you are talking about the lack of substance that Star Wars represents, I agree.


        • Aries

          November 25, 2015 at 14:35

          I mean for both, look at some mods in other games that made the games really stand out. It just show what publishers put there designers through to get the game out to customers, and Im sure the people who make the actual games dont want to release these broken shallow games


          • Darren Peach

            November 25, 2015 at 14:36

            Except EA….

  2. Hammersteyn

    November 25, 2015 at 13:14

    That’s okay. EA has already made it clear that we can’t have nice things


  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    November 25, 2015 at 13:20

    Oh EA!


  4. Jonah Cash

    November 25, 2015 at 13:24

    That looks more like photos taken of the set of the new movie… Brilliant!


    • Hammersteyn

      November 25, 2015 at 13:27

      Maybe when we have VR they can make a game like those old cowboy arcade games. Just better


      • Espee Funsail

        November 25, 2015 at 14:17

        Those graphics are so fake! Texture filtering is below par and the bad animations destroy immersion.


  5. BakedBagel

    November 25, 2015 at 14:11

    “Mods ruin games” – Console plebian 2013


  6. Martin Human

    November 25, 2015 at 14:27

    It’s as if a million console fans cried out and were suddenly silenced…


  7. konfab

    November 25, 2015 at 14:55


    Well, now we know how the movie was rendered.


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