Star Wars Battlefront II has a new update and mode coming in an update on April 18th. The new mode will be called Ewok Hunt, and will be quite different than any mode that players have seen previously in Battlefront II.
Ewok Hunt will allow players to relive the battle on the forest moon of Endor, between the Ewoks and Storm Troopers. Fans of the franchise will remember this battle from Return of The Jedi.
In the release on April 13th, Electronic Arts said, "The ambush begins as the Ewok attacks the unsuspecting stormtroopers, using spears, Wisties, and whatever abilities they can muster to take down the intruders. Each stormtrooper defeated spawns as another Ewok. If the Empire’s forces have been completely eliminated, the Ewoks win and their celebration can begin."
This means the Stormtroopers will have to hold off the Ewoks in order to win the game. This game mode will also be limited, so players should ensure that they get their fill of the game while they can!
The updated game mode is not the only change being made to Battlefront II on April 18th.
Many players will remember that EA pulled the in-game currency, called Crystals, just before the games release due to immensely negative feedback from players.
This negative feedback was about how the crystals were implemented in the game, causing EA to do an overhaul of the progression system which was rolled out on March 21st of this year. This overhaul ensures that players gain experience and Star Cards from playing the game, and stops players from being able to purchase those upgrades through loot boxes.
On April 18th, however, Crystals will be making their return to the game. EA said in the release that they will be, "...one of the ways for fans to unlock Appearances, including Endor Leia and Endor Han. Real-world currency can only be used to purchase Crystals, which are only redeemable for Appearances. Credits are earned through in-game activity and can be redeemed toward Appearances, as well."
Over 50 skins, for heroes, villains, and troopers, will be added to the game during this update, and will all be able to be purchased by players for solely appearance sake.
EA has confirmed that Season 2 for Battlefront II is coming and that, "In March [they] launched the Progression Update, April is Night on Endor and moving forward [they]’re committed to keeping up this cadence of content updates."
Hopefully this means that players and fans of Star Wars Battlefront II will be having a lot of content heading their way throughout 2018!