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Aug 03

Aug 03

An Exclusive Look at the Heavy Trooper from Star Wars Battlefront II

The many faces (and helmets) of the Heavy Trooper in the upcoming sequel to Star Wars Battlefront.

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When you deploy into a match of Star Wars Battlefront II this November, you’ll need to make an important choice: which of the four trooper classes will you venture as? There’s the nimble Assault, the tricky Specialist, the commanding Officer, and – of course – the powerful Heavy trooper.

Today, we’re really thrilled to reveal some new information on the Heavy with PlayStation Nation, including an exclusive first look at different versions of the Heavy you’ll be able to play as, depending on your era and faction.

Star Wars Battlefront II: First Order HeavyStar Wars Battlefront II: B1 Heavy

It makes sense, right? While combat tactics between classes might not change a ton over the years, the troopers themselves will visually adapt to fit into their situation in Star Wars Battlefront II.

When it comes to gameplay, these different classes will follow the same rules of engagement no matter their era. When it comes to the Heavy, that means focused firepower with heavy weapons. Whether you need to lay down a rain of suppression fire, hold the line near a capture point, or brute-force your way through a narrow corridor, the Heavy is uniquely qualified to pull this off thanks to their two primary abilities:

  • Combat Shield: A small forward-facing shield that allows the user to fire the primary weapon while slowly advancing.
  • Sentry: Enter a powerful medium-range combat mode where you deploy a heavy repeating blaster with massive damage output, at the cost of severely limited movement.

You’ll be able to try your hand at the Heavy and all the other Trooper classes in the Star Wars Battlefront II open beta*, coming October 6 (or October 4 if you pre-order). After that, the worldwide release on November 17 is right around the corner. Stay tuned for more news leading up to the game’s release.

*Conditions and restrictions apply. Click here for details.

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jchill001 said:

August 3rd, 10:12 am

DAMN IT I WANT THE GAME SO BAD!!!

    TexasRangers_1 said:

    August 3rd, 10:48 am

    We’re only 2 months away from the beta. Ugh it still so far away :(

drd7of14 said:

August 3rd, 10:56 am

I miss the old Battlefronts…I hope one day we can get a proper return to form, and bring on the Battlefield conquest mode into the SWBF games, at least as an option.

It worked so much better being a big explosive mess, rather than a balanced team-based competitive shooter. Let’s just say the Battle of Hoth, it was always a one way battle…And so it should have been designed as such. Make the Rebel’s success over the Empire be one of challenge, even if it’s unfair. There in lies the reward/satisfaction.

But yeah…RIP Free Radical/Pandemic. I do wish we got the proper Star Wars Battlefront 3 game the fans truly wanted.

YO_MASSA1991 said:

August 3rd, 1:50 pm

I hope they add Quigon Jinn

Aero_Guardian17 said:

August 3rd, 2:54 pm

Please don’t suck, please don’t suck, please don’t suck…

Fuhr31 said:

August 3rd, 3:04 pm

Game looks good. It’s a shame that i wont play due to overpricing in Canada

LtDiablo said:

August 10th, 7:06 am

Any word on whether or not there will be VR content for SWBF2? This information will be the sole deciding factor whether I buy the game for PS4 or Xbox 1.

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