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

TVexperto

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Just saw they they are going to add besping and the deathstar to the season pass, thats awesome but I just dont want to pay 40 bucks to play them.
 

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new map is amazing played it twice today wish i could get a 24 hour server of just that map the vast open outdoors with the rad snowfall and the close quarters caves makes this my favorite map


Anyone making good use of the Cycler Rifle? Is this enough to make it not crap?

yes its worth using now its almost back to how it was in beta
 

DeepEnigma

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How can I delete Jakku on PS4? Can't find the option.

You don't have to on PS4. You couldn't anyway since the PS4 folds DLC into the main game file.

Good to know, it's annoying seeing that Battle of Jakku is installed and taking 1.5 GB.

I just deleted the game and put the disc in, since it installs the base 21GB game in less than 10 seconds on the PS4. The patch is only taking me 12 minutes to download. Got the 1.5-2GB of otherwise dormant space back.

Digital only would just have to do a rest mode 1-2 hour (depending on their ISP speed) reinstall if they want it back I suppose.
 

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yes its worth using now its almost back to how it was in beta
Agreed that the Cycler is close to being viable now, tho from memory the bullet velocity was 900m/s in the beta. The patched version comes in at 450m/s (akin to adding a suppressor in BF4). Massive difference.
 

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Is the noise filter slider setting available on ps4 patch as well?
Yes. Under video settings (with brightness, colourblind etc).

edit:
Speaking of the film grain - as someone who grew up watching Star Wars on worn out VHS tapes, maxing it out kinda fits the theme.
 
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Has anyone gotten the trophy for most kills on Blast yet? DICE said it was fixed on the previous patch but it clearly wasn´t, would be nice some confirmation that it actuallay works this time.
 

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Has anyone gotten the trophy for most kills on Blast yet? DICE said it was fixed on the previous patch but it clearly wasn´t, would be nice some confirmation that it actuallay works this time.

There's a bunch of comments on le reddit saying that it's fixed, but still needs to be earned (not retroactive).
 

DeepEnigma

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At least make a good shit post

Follow Enigma, he does it all time

#REKT

<3

Johann, it's available on the consoles as well.

It's an art. But there are far better out there, lol.

I am just serious in a blunt/smartass way half the time.
 

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Is the patch available on Xbox One as of yet?

I want to spend the evening blasting A-Wings out of the skies.
 

EL CUCO

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Jumped back in after about 2 months away just to find out they nerfed all my OP stuff.

I'm nobody now!
 

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I don't know if it's my eyes or what but I have the feeling the game is sharper on Xbox One compare to before. Like less aliasing, smaller icons... did they boosted the resolution to 900p or something? Maybe thats just me because I put grain to 0 but weird I have really the feeling that's the game look a bit better.
 

DeepEnigma

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I don't know if it's my eyes or what but I have the feeling the game is sharper on Xbox One compare to before. Like less aliasing, smaller icons... did they boosted the resolution to 900p or something? Maybe thats just me because I put grain to 0 but weird I have really the feeling that's the game look a bit better.

Same resolution, I just think the grain effect was more noticeable of a picture 'blur' (softer picture) on lower resolution.

And the game is just stunning to look at still. I jump in after not playing for a bit, and my jaw gets dropped every time. The new Twilight on Hoth with the 60fps snow effect is just a sight.
 
So I played the new map in several different modes last night.

WOW... am I out of practice!!!!!

I guess that'll happen when, in the span of 2 months, you play Tearaway Unfolded, Uncharted 2, The Witness and platinum Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and then go back to Battlefront. I was absolutely terrible... except in Fighter Squadron. I still rule in that mode (no, I do not use A-Wings either).

But, I digress... the NEW map. It's really cool. It is not like the old Hoth at all. It is also snowing... which adds some difficulty, but looks really cool. Especially while flying. There are cliffs on the side where snipers were always perched, a big open space in the middle with snow boulders and stalagmites to hide behind, and then a huge series of ice caves with branching paths and upper walkways which made for some intense battles. And by "intense" I really meant "I die every 20 seconds."

Also, I haven't played since before the January update, but I noticed I didn't die once from Homing Shot. I guess DICE effectively killed that weapon. And A-Wings are now defeatable, so that's a plus. Also of note, I was killed once by someone named "Death_by_KFC," so that was hilarious. I think I need KFC for lunch now.

tl;dr - The new Hoth map is NOT Echo Base with an Instagram filter applied.
 

DeepEnigma

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Settings: Added a Film Grain setting slider in the Video menu

is this for consoles?

Also why?

The game has a slight film grain from launch. This allows you to set it off completely now, or lessen it, etc.

For all platforms.
 

DustyVonEric

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Cant find a single game on PC

:(

so sad that this PC community wont exist at all soon

PS4 going strong if it's available to you.

The new Hoth map is beautiful, but damn it was confusing the first few times through. I was either falling to my death, dropping down unexpectedly right in the middle of enemy groups, or was an easy mark for ambushers and snipers already familiar with the map.

And Turning Point on Endor is legit :)

Even saw more users of the Bowcaster and Barrage again, but not overuse (though I really never cared before).

Good patch. Looking forward to the paid dlc content. I just wish they did it in a way not to fragment the user base.
 

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Greedo? Cool. Nien Nunb? ... why? Other than already having their heads in the game, I guess. But... Jabba's Palace is going to be sweet. I hope the Rancor is there.


Because Sullust is a part of the DLC and he is a Sullustan. And in the novel Battlefront: Twighlight Company, Sullust is actually a large part of the plot. Say what you want about the character, EA is putting this in because Lucas Films is handing plot points of ALL content each medium is covering.

Edit: Twighlight Company is a fantastic Star Wars story. I chose Audible for it and it was fun. Not as good as Lost Stars and Lords of the Sith but a great piece of new canon.
 

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Just completed a match of Walker Assault on the new Hoth map and damn, those snow effects at 60FPS are amazing!! I'm glad the layout is very different from the other Hoth map.
 

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Really like playing Turning Point on new maps. A really cool mode. I still wish there was a true Rush mode, though. I love progressive maps.
 

DeepEnigma

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The new map is just amazing.

Love the dawn sunrise on the WA version of Jakku as well. This game never ceases to impress.
 

DeepEnigma

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Sunset Jakku is one the best visual designs in SW gaming.

Now is it sunset or sunrise? Some are claiming you see the SSD higher in the sky being hammered on (but does not crash), and the daytime one we had is when it crashes.

I have not jumped on since reading that to confirm.
 

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Now is it sunset or sunrise? Some are claiming you see the SSD higher in the sky being hammered on (but does not crash), and the daytime one we had is when it crashes.

I have not jumped on since reading that to confirm.

Oh I don't know now.

It might be sunrise, would make a lot sense to lead into daylight where it's crashing down.
 

DeepEnigma

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Oh I don't know now.

It might be sunrise, would make a lot sense to lead into daylight where it's crashing down.

Also would make more sense with Walker Assault being the first wave, and the Rebels wiping them out (Graveyard of Giants), thus a push in Turning Point to take over the Imperial's last stand. (Lore wise, which seems they are sticking to that cohesive theme.)

Going to check when I get home from work now, lol. Has me curious.
 

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Also would make more sense with Walker Assault being the first wave, and the Rebels wiping them out (Graveyard of Giants), thus a push in Turning Point to take over the Imperial's last stand. (Lore wise, which seems they are sticking to that cohesive theme.)

Going to check when I get home from work now, lol. Has me curious.

I don't think there is any lore to the order of battles. Boba Fett isn't supposed to be there, rebels and imperials have jump packs when there were none, and Imperials are going to be battling at Jabba's Palace. These are just quasi-probable, hypothetical battles in the Star Wars universe at a variety of locations with a variety of modes for players to enjoy.

But watching the Star Destroyer crash into Jakku while dofighting TIE fighters is a glorious sight to behold.
 
There is some lore to the battles. The description for the new Hoth map says it takes place after the destruction of the second Death Star as the Rebels are tracking down and wiping out all traces of the Empire.

I installed this game again after the new update. I have yet to see the new map...

Highlight a gametype and hit "square" on a PS4 and select the new map.
 

DeepEnigma

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I don't think there is any lore to the order of battles. Boba Fett isn't supposed to be there, rebels and imperials have jump packs when there were none, and Imperials are going to be battling at Jabba's Palace. These are just quasi-probable, hypothetical battles in the Star Wars universe at a variety of locations with a variety of modes for players to enjoy.

But watching the Star Destroyer crash into Jakku while dofighting TIE fighters is a glorious sight to behold.

This is the new Disney canon. DICE has stated they have strict guidelines to stick to the canon Lucas Arts is laying out for them. They removed the Heroes from Turning Point on Jakku as an example.

Yes, there is going to be things here and there because it is a game, but this very battle is talked about in new books and comics that are out, as well as the 30 year later aftermath in TFA. Also, I am sure you will start seeing these 'jump packs' in them as well.