Star Wars: Battlefront Steam Multiplayer Has Returned

Published: May 1, 2020 3:04 PM /


Star Wars: Battlefront Steam Multiplayer cover

After years of slumber, Star Wars: Battlefront Steam multiplayer has finally returned to this classic shooter set in the Star Wars universe.

Previously, this fantastic sci-fi shooter ran multiplayer through GameSpy. (Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time.) Unfortunately, GameSpy shut down more than five years ago, taking the ability to play multiplayer in games like this one down forever.

Now, the game has been revamped somewhat to bring back multiplayer in a way that will work on modern systems (and without having to deal with GameSpy). The Steam Community announcement also notes the following additions:

  • New language support
    • French
    • Italian
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Additional Audio Support
  • Fixed menu and gameplay issues for different resolutions

It should be noted that this update isn't quite perfect, though. Some users on the game's Steam forums are complaining about broken draw distance (among other problems).

Now that this game came back from the dead like a Sith Lord, you can finally jump into it and enjoy a boatload of fun. Heck, it'll give you something to do until the newer Star Wars: Battlefront 2 launches its final content update.

Star Wars: Battlefront Steam Multiplayer slice

Play Star Wars Battlefront Steam Multiplayer (Including GOG Crossplay)

The return of multiplayer is a welcome sight, but there could be a tiny problem. After all, there's a version of the game on Steam and another on the DRM-free retailer GOG.

Happily, GOG has announced that the return of Star Wars Battlefront Steam multiplayer also has crossplay with GOG players. No matter where you get it, you'll be able to play with everyone on PC around the world.

If you'd like to get in on some classic gaming, you can buy Star Wars: Battlefront on Steam, the Humble Store, or DRM-free on GOG at the price of $4.99 or your regional equivalent, a 50% discount, perfect just ahead of Star Wars day next week.

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