Battlefront II’s long-anticipated BB Update drops Monday; here’s what it includes.
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BB-8 joins the Resistance!
BB-8, the adorable orange resistance fighter (although this could definitely apply to Maz Kanata), joins Battlefront II’s roster of heroes as an offensive hero.
BB-8’s first ability is Rolling Charge. This seems very similar to Han Solo’s Shoulder Charge, but with more control over direction.
Next up, BB-8 is primarily equipped with Shock Prod. This, as the name suggests, zaps people in front of him, dealing electrical damage over time afterward.
Also, BB-8 can use Cable Spin to spin a cable. Well, three cables. These cables deal massive damage to anyone around BB-8 and will undoubtedly help when you get in a tight spot!
Finally, BB-8 is equipped with Resistance Backing. This scans the area to reveal nearby enemies. It also increases the damage they take for a period and scrambles their radar.
BB-8’s abilities make him a force to be reckoned with, but that isn’t all. He also captures Command Posts quicker than others. This, coupled with his already-rapid base movement, will make him a vital part of any team’s Capital Supremacy success.
BB-9E Reinforces the First Order!
You can’t have the light without the darkness, right? BB-9E joins the Villains’ team as their counter to BB-8. Similarly, his primary attack is Shock Prod. It seems like they’re standard issue to BB units.
Ability-wise, BB-9E’s first is Smoke Screen. Not only does this conceal the First Order troops with a cloud of dense smoke, but it also reveals Resistance fighters for the duration of its active time.
Second up, BB-9E is equipped with the support ability Charge Up. This sends out a pulse that charges up BB-9E’s Shock Prod and nearby blasters, meaning they’ll no longer generate heat for its duration. It also speeds up everyone’s ability recharge rate! Yay!
BB-9E’s third ability is similar to BB-8’s Cable Spin. It’s called Shock Spin. This creatively-named ability sends out an electrical pulse that knocks back enemies, deals damage to them, and overheats blasters in a larger area.
For a detailed look at BB-8 and BB-9E’s passive abilities, unique movement and star cards, check out the Battlefront Forum post here.
The Age of Resistance is Upon Us!
Finally, it looks like December’s Rise of Skywalker update trailer is coming to fruition. While we already have half of the content teased, it sounds like we’re about to get the rest of it! Here it is below again, in all it’s glory…
The BB Update also includes Resistance-era maps to the fan-favorite game mode Capital Supremacy. Ajan Kloss, Jakku, and Takodana will be made available for the game mode as well as for Instant Action. With this inclusion, Battlefront will include an Era Select option to the menu to allow players to decide if they want to fight in the Age of the Republic or the Age of Resistance.
The Age of Rebellion content is coming to Battlefront II soon, which will hopefully add a selection of Rebellion-era maps to Capital Supremacy. But, for now, Monday brings the Age of Resistance to the battlefront. There are also a number of nerfs and buffs alongside some quality of life changes. Check them all out here.
Battlefront II’s BB Update drops Monday, February 3rd, at most-likely around 6pm GMT as per usual.
Looks like February will be a big month for EA! Battelfield V’s Chapter 6 update drops too! Read about the reveal here.
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