The February update for Star Wars Battlefront is here. Another month, another attempt at keeping the game relevant.
Okay, that’s pretty harsh. The game’s community might be dwindling on PC, or it has dwindled and since stabilized, but it’s still got a healthy player base on PS4 and Xbox One, at least according to SWBSTats. No telling just how accurate those numbers are, but they’re probably at least a good hint. If they’re inaccurate they’re probably inaccurate the same way across the board. So we can assume Battlefront on the PC still has one fifth the amount of players, be it five or eight thousand.
Fortunately, no matter the player base, EA DICE is committed to the continual support of the game. The February Update brings the second match patch to the game, and the notes come alive with bug fixes and changes, but the juicy bits are these:
- 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
That’s right, the game’s credits have been updated. For three months, fans and critics alike have crying for this change.
In addition to that, Battlefront welcomes a new map as well as new game modes on old maps. The new map is spiffy too, “Twilight on Hoth.” It’s like a Star Wars night map. Only not quite as dark, so it won’t be impossible to do anything except run into walls. Adding Turning Point – the Battle of Jakku game mode – to other maps definitely help a bit, too.
The full patch notes have all the other changes, to many aspects of the game.
And now Star Wars Battlefront is one step closer to being in a state it probably should’ve been in at launch. It’s following in the footsteps of Battlefield 4, that’s for sure. Only instead of being a broken mess at launch, Battlefront was more of a empty mess.
First DLC drops next month, too!