EA has revealed details on a brand new event set to come to Star Wars Battlefront II. The Han Solo Season will launch May 15 and will allow players to celebrate the iconic scoundrel with new content set over a variety of eras in the character's history. Players can play through a host of original trilogy-inspired content this month, before Solo: A Star Wars Story-themed content arrives in June.
First up is a new map. Available in Blast, Hero Showdown or Heroes vs. Villains, players will be able to iron out their differences in the twists and turns of Jabba’s Palace. There's a new Hero Showdown Mode, which is a new round-based elimination mode, in which players will be able to take their favorite duos into two on two Heroes vs. Villains battles. Once a round is won, another duo must be picked for the next round.
There are also new Appearances for players to collect. These are inspired by the opening act of Return of the Jedi, with Lando Calrissian donning his Skiff Guard disguise and Leia Organa donning the bounty hunter Boushh’s gear and featuring a brand-new voice-over. Starfighter Custom Arcade is a new mode in which players can hone their flying skills in the cockpit with Starfighters from all eras. More details about June's Han Solo content will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for updates.
EA recently added a new mode to Star Wars Battlefront II. Ewok hunt saw players fighting as either an Ewok or a Stormtrooper in the ultimate battle for Endor. The update also reintroduced some of the game's microtransactions. Crystals were added as 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.
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