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Hoth has never looked better in ten minutes of Star Wars Battlefront gameplay

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Star Wars Battlefront gameplay

Back when I got my hands-on Star Wars Battlefront at E3, the one thing that stuck with me was just how close to the real thing the online shooter looked. Aside from looking technically gorgeous, Battlefront had all the trademark Star Wars nostalgic beats to it – from the incredible sounding blasters to the death screams of fallen Stormtroopers. It made me feel like I was in one of the films, and that’s no different with a longer look at some gameplay.

Slipping out of the technical Alpha that is taking place before next month’s beta, here’s a whole ten minutes of Rebels and Stormtroopers being a little more accurate in a Walker Assault battle on the icy planet of Hoth. Walker Assault was one of the first modes revealed for the shooter – where Rebels attempt to stop the hulking AT-AT from reaching the rebel base shield generators and blowing them to pieces. You know, like in the real battle of Hoth. See what I mean?

Curiously this particular player kept things completely third-person for all of their match time. Battlefront allows you to switch between perspectives on the fly, with most weapons not even featuring an iron sights mode (weapons with scopes will allow you to use them however). It’s a homage to the Battlefront games of old, while still providing a perspective that is familiar to most online shooter fans at the same time.

Third-person also helps with class specialties like the very Boba Fett jetpack and aiming barrages over an area, which both look more fun than useful in most situations. Again, Walker Assault is only one of many modes that the primarily competitive focused shooter will launch with on an array of different planets, and I’m quite excited to just hop back in again. Star Wars Battlefront is out on November 24th.

Last Updated: September 14, 2015


  1. I’m….quite underwhelmed with this.


    • Ir0nseraph

      September 14, 2015 at 09:32

      I am yet to get hyped for this game, I am a huge star wars fan but I EA hasn’t sparked it for yet.


      • Admiral Chief Returns

        September 14, 2015 at 09:35

        Yeah dude, exactly that. So crappy!


    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      September 14, 2015 at 09:47

      Star Wars Mehttlefront…. I feel the exact same way… Something about this looks tedious and highly repetitive….


  2. Jonah Cash

    September 14, 2015 at 09:16

    I can see why they are calling the dude a hacker!! Did he have the only decent gun out there? 2 guys shoot him and he kills both without dying? I would search the map to kill him…


  3. Ryanza

    September 14, 2015 at 09:24

    Now that looks boring. And online only. Boring with lag. Fuck that shit.

    Don’t Support DRM. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming.


  4. Ryanza

    September 14, 2015 at 09:38

    Know wonder they saying Battlefront is not Battlefield skin because don’t want to tarnish the Battlefield multiplayer with this Battlefront shit.


    • konfab

      September 14, 2015 at 09:46

      Gr8 B8 m8


  5. Marcus

    September 14, 2015 at 09:41

    Looks very good! With the game modes I’m very interested in this.Will wait for the Beta before I order this but can’t help but get exited to play the beta.


  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 14, 2015 at 09:57

    Is it just me, or does that aiming look very… forgiving.


    • Admiral Chief Returns

      September 14, 2015 at 10:06

      Probably played on console…


      • Jonah Cash

        September 14, 2015 at 10:23

        Nope when he goes to the uplink he has to press “q” to take it over from the red side… So very forging as Trevor said.


        • Admiral Chief Returns

          September 14, 2015 at 10:25


          THE HORROR!


          • Jonah Cash

            September 14, 2015 at 10:33

            Hahahahaha!! Maandag oggend fun!!

          • Admiral Chief Returns

            September 14, 2015 at 10:35

            I’m having an unusually good Monday morning. Network, servers, storage, ALL running schweet

          • Jonah Cash

            September 14, 2015 at 10:37

            I have the opposite again today, everything I touch has an extra issue!

          • Admiral Chief Returns

            September 14, 2015 at 10:40

            [throws spare good tech-vibes to Jonah]

  7. Daniel Hallinan

    September 14, 2015 at 10:08

    Man, I always dislike it when I see that standard troop weaponry can damage structures and vehicles – assuming he didn’t have a weapon / perk / upgrade that specifically allowed that. Always immediately removes any sense of solid threat from those targets, especially when kiting comes into the mix.

    That aside, game looks fun – taking into consideration it’s a vid of a player who’s skilled / comfortable with the game, so knows which spots to take advantage of, which makes it seem a bit boring.


  8. HairyEwok

    September 14, 2015 at 11:12

    At least ammo will be a worry of the past….


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