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SW Battlefront's February's Content Drop and Patch Notes

ElzarTheBam

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Out today (now on PC), size is 4.5 gb

New free map - Twilight on Hoth

Available for all large game modes, WA, Turning Point, and Supremacy.




Twilight on Hoth gameplay (let it process a bit more).

New free map for survival, Survival in the Ice Caves



New Endor outfit for Leia



Patch Notes

Additional Content/Functionality

General: Jakku DLC Content is being patched into the game, downloading it separately via platform storefronts is no longer required and can be deleted from your hard drives
New Map: Twilight on Hoth added to Walker Assault, Supremacy, Turning Point, Blast, Fighter Squadron, Drop Zone, and Heroes vs. Villains
New Mission: Survival in the Ice Caves added to Survival Missions
Turning Point: Jundland Wastes, Forest of Endor, Outpost Beta, and SoroSuub Centroplex maps added to the playlist
Attract Mode: GNK Droid added - GONK!
Settings: Turning off music in the Sound menu now turns off music everywhere in the game
Settings: Added a Film Grain setting slider in the Video menu
Credits: Updated Game Credits list

Weapon and Star Card Changes

Primary Weapons: Damage against air vehicles increased by 10%
Bowcaster: Explosion damage increased from 10 to 15 per projectile and explosion radius decreased from 3 to 2.5m
Bowcaster: Full charge direct hit from 20 to 40 per projectile and a normal direct hit increased from 20 to 30 per projectile
Barrage: Damage increased from 50 to 55
Barrage: Cooldown reduced from 40 to 35s (normal) and from 35 to 30s (upgraded)
Barrage: First volley of grenades no longer disappear if the user uses the Refresh Power-up and then fires a second volley
Homing Shot: Lock time decreased from 1.5 to 1.2s
Homing Shot: Players in the AT-GAR turret now receive on-screen notification when locked on
ION Torpedo: Speed increased from 350 to 380m/s and turning angle increased from 120 to 125 in order to more easily hit air vehicles
Pulse Rifle: Movement speed while aiming decreased by 30%
Tusken Cycler Rifle: Movement speed while aiming increased by 40%
Tusken Cycler Rifle: Bullet speed increased from 300 to 450m/s
Orbital Strike: Fixed bug where it sometimes would not trigger on button press

Vehicle changes

A-Wing: Increased hit box size
A-Wing: Now properly takes damage when colliding with an AT-ST while having the Shield active

Slave I: Players can now see the Shield icon on Rebel vehicles when a Shield is active
AT-ST: T-47 Airspeeder kills with a missle while firing the primary cannons at the same time now properly awards a kill (previously registered as a suicide)
AT-AT: Fixed bug where the Orbital Strike ability would sometimes not have the aiming reticle move
T-47 Airspeeder: Players will no longer receive an out of bounds message on Graveyard of Giants during Turning Point when a control point is captured

Multiplayer Game Mode Changes

General: Pre-Round timer lowered from 30s to 20s
Walker Assault: Fixed Power-up spawns on SoroSuub Centroplex
Walker Assault: AT-AT health increased by 18% on Outpost Beta, 8% on Jundland Wastes, 20% on Forest of Endor, 4% on SoroSuub Centroplex, and 5% on Graveyard of Giants
Walker Assault: Spawning as an Imperial Hero after the AT-ATs just pass the second set of uplinks no longer despawns one of the AT-ATs
Walker Assault: The second AT-AT no longer bumps into the wreckage of the other on SoroSuub Centroplex when the first AT-AT is destroyed during the first Uplink
Droid Run: Correct Objective Notification is now displayed to all players if someone is killed while trying to claim the Droid
Droid Run: Improved spawn zones on Dune Sea Exchange
Supremacy: Fixed Power-up spawns on Jundland Wastes, Forest of Endor, and SoroSuub Centroplex
Supremacy: Improved spawn zones on Jundland Wastes, Outpost Beta, and Forest of Endor
Heroes vs. Villains: Planted turrets on Dune Sea Exchange will now disappear in-between rounds
Hero Hunt: Improved spawn zones on Ice Caves
Fighter Squadron: Players are now protected while spawning on Graveyard of Giants
Mission Changes
General: Both players will now properly see Charge Card pick-ups if Player One is using a 3rd Star Card Hand without a Charge Card
General: Player 2's changes to control settings no longer update Player 1's controls when playing Split-Screen
Battle: Fixed AI Spawn issues on Tatooine
Survival: Wave 10 on Sullust will now always spawn if the player / co-op team dies and restarts the round or if a player picks up a Collectible during the Wave 9 transition
Survival: Partner spawns on Sullust will no longer fail if the currently alive player is in a confined area
Survival: Co-Op players can now unlock the "Complete on Hard Difficulty without spending a life" if one player dies and then waits until the other player completes the wave so they get a free respawn

Hero changes

General: Heroes no longer get stuck in a stunned animation state
Princess Leia: Endor outfit updated - Congrats on completing the Lead the Rebellion challenge!
Princess Leia: Trooper Bane now only knocks back primary target, not nearby enemies
Luke Skywalker: Increased Saber Rush's damage against other Heroes from 2% to 6-8%
Luke Skywalker: Lightsaber swing hit radius is reduced from 0.3 to 0.25m
Han Solo: Zooming in no longer sometimes displays a gun scope
Emperor Palpatine's Shocktroopers: Modified primary weapon damage to match Leia's Honor Guards' primary weapon damage over time

Misc. Bug fixes

General: Lighting, textures, audio, user interface, text, and collision fixes
Controls: Legacy control schemes have had their layouts more clearly defined
Colorblind: Enemy players highlighted with Scan Pulse now have the correct Deuteranopia or Protanopia settings on Graveyard of Giants and Goazan Badlands
PC only: Fixed a bug where a player would lose functionality with an Xbox 360 controller after inviting a player to a Private Match and then starting the game
PC only: Air vehicle sensitivity lowered from 0.9 to 0.45 for easier mouse control
Achievements / Trophies: Updated text on "Impressive. Most Impressive." and "Survivor" to clarify the requirements
Achievements / Trophies: "Playing the Objective" now properly awarded

Next months free update

WA, TP and Supremacy map

Survivors of Endor



Survival on the rebel depot



Thank to Jumper and the Battlefront crew over on community side.

*Runs to community side, before they come*
 

-hadouken

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Hooray for incorporating Jakku into the base game! Silly to have split the playerbase in half over one map. Off to dust off my cycler rifle. :D

edit:
Shame there's still no Jakku (Goazon Badlands) Survival mission. It's Rey approved...
 

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Finally, Turning Point available for all the big maps. It was silly that it was only on the Jakku map until now.
 
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These seem pretty great! I haven't played for a while so I might hop back on.

A-Wings hitbox being improved/ made larger means I'm likely not as good a pilot as I thought I was anymore :p

I do regret buying the season pass at launch though
 

eFKac

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Achievements / Trophies: "Playing the Objective" now properly awarded

Jesus christ finally.

Looking forward to it. Still not up on PS4, EU, retail.
 

CorrisD

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Finally having Jakku m a default map via patch, was stupid to have it separately in the first place, really messed up some modes.

As for A-Wings, about fucking time they did something, I just stopped playing fight squadron entirely even if it was one of my favourite modes due to how unbalanced it was. Did they ever fix the Millenium Falcon putting it shields up and ramming into Slave 1 and coming out unscathed?
 

OG Kush

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So they're giving away free maps as well as the paid season pass? I wonder what the stats of people who bought the season pass, and also the stats of the current user base.
 

Delio

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A-wings fall from grace begins.

Good for them opening turning point to more maps. Also that night time hoth map looks nice i need to play that later.
 

PepperedHam

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I had no reason to believe DICE wouldn't be supporting this as well as they supported BF4 and I'm glad I felt that way because it seems I was right.
 

Risgroo

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It's a joke, guys. Remember those? The new map looks like blue Hoth, that's all.

The update's great and more maps = great, even if the visual differences are relatively minimal.
Thought it was just another drive-by post, sorry!
 
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Shame there's still no Jakku (Goazon Badlands) Survival mission. It's Rey approved...

Being Rey approved would actually be the reason it is not in this game. Battlefront is original trilogy 4-6 only (Jakku fights take place while the OT is happening).
 

-hadouken

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Being Rey approved would actually be the reason it is not in this game.

Hmm, clearly I need to use the /jk tag more frequently. Assets are in place - we already use them for the smaller modes. Survival would work nicely on Goazon Badlands.
 

GinoFelino

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New map, as above he's just joking.

But you see sometimes, the doubt it casts.

Jokes are the real killers, behind guns.

Haha! I did actually think it was like the night version of Endor. I was completely fine with that, too. Really cool that it has a new layout.
 

Kingsora

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I wonder if it was always the plan to add so many free maps?

If that was the case, they should have marketed that. The backlash about the 'lack of content' would have been so much less...
 

GHG

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I wonder if it was always the plan to add so many free maps?

If that was the case, they should have marketed that. The backlash about the 'lack of content' would have been so much less...

Because that has really helped Street Fughter V...?
 

Fonds

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So when the fuck is the season pass content going to drop?

I mean it's great that you're pleasing people with free content but what about adding some for people that paid an extra buck!?
 

ElzarTheBam

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So when the fuck is the season pass content going to drop?

I mean it's great that you're pleasing people with free content but what about adding some for people that paid an extra buck!?

Next month. paid content as well as free content.

will feature as per twitter:

Weapons, star cards, mode, maps, heroes etc... will be included within the Outer Rim DLC.

dun dun dun
 
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"new" map

Come on. Is there only 1 map in call of duty ? Just because the map uses the same environmental template, it does not mean it's the same.


All city maps are not magically the same map

All desert maps are not magically the same either....

It's not the same big hoth map as is already in the game, it's just also a map that happens to take place on hoth.
 

Revan

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I play(ed) a lot of heroes and villains so I'm happy they fixed the stunned animation - it was fucking annoying to play as either lightsaber wielder and get stun locked to the point of death. Seriously made me stop playing the game.

Also - it's about time the A-Wings got changed. Way too fucking over powered.
 

Noisepurge

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What does the Season Pass do?

So when the fuck is the season pass content going to drop?

I mean it's great that you're pleasing people with free content but what about adding some for people that paid an extra buck!?

yeah, fucking worst money spent in recent memory. I bought it without thinking as i assumed it would deliver similar, necessary and great content as Battlefield Premiums did before this...