Star Wars Battlefront to include dedicated servers, hulking Darth Vader

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Star Wars Vader

Star Wars Battlefront doesn’t include a full-fledged single-player campaign, but tons of people are still going to buy it. Who needs single player when you can enter the Star Wars universe and kill all the things? Of course, without the ability to play alone, there will have to be nice ways to play well with others, and DICE is taking a somewhat unique approach to that.

First they made an announcement that instead of a server-browser, the shooter will use skill-based matchmaking. But don’t fear for the state of servers, they went on to confirm to PlayStation LifeStyle:

We’ll still have dedicated servers. Absolutely. It’s one of the hallmarks of making sure we deliver an unparalled online servers for the game.

So, there will be dedicated servers, but you just won’t be able to browse them. Clear?

Meanwhile, over on GamesRadar, Darth Vader has been described like a typical horror movie boss. He might only walk slowly towards you, but you’d still better keep running because if catches you, you’re pretty much dead:

When he’s close up, Darth Vader can use a heavy lightsaber swing to cut down swathes of Rebels in a single stroke. Once the main force is down he can throw his saber to clean up stragglers, or force choke them for extra style points. You can toss enemies around while you’re telekinetically strangling the life out of them, naturally.

Darth Vader can deflect blaster bolts and absorb many more, so your best shot at taking him down is from behind. Recruit a couple of like-minded Rebels, hold your fire as you sneak through Vader’s wake of destruction, and light him up to snag that lucrative Villain takedown point bonus.

I doubt I will be any good at Star Wars Battlefront, although it does sound like it will be a whole lot of fun to play with your friends, assuming you can get everyone in the group to stop all trying to pick Boba Fett.

Last Updated: September 22, 2015

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