Hope may be all the Galaxy can cling onto, but there is something else… All the New Republic ships in Star Wars: Squadrons! Here’s a helpful guide as to what infamous starships make their way into the newest Star Wars game.
Star Wars: Squadrons tells the desperate tale of the New Republic’s formation in the wake of The Emperor’s death. It’s a thrilling, high-stakes moment that shapes the Star Wars Universe forever. As a pilot for the New Republic, you’re at the forefront of the successes and failures of the New Republic in this tumultuous era.
You know what every Ace Pilot needs, though? A good starship. Thankfully, the New Republic in Star Wars: Squadrons has plenty of these. You’ll be able to take the fight to the Imperials in four ships for the New Republic. Here’s a little guide on what they do below:
Arguably the most famous Star Wars ship outside of the Millennium Falcon, the T-65B X-Wing is the backbone of the Rebel Fleet and a vital part of the New Republic’s Navy. It’s a well-rounded pick that offers enough manoeuvrability to make it lethal in a dogfight, while also dealing enough damage to make it a viable pick when attacking larger vessels.
A personal favourite, the BTL-A4 Y-Wing are a vital part of the New Republic Navy’s opposition to any Imperial Star Destroyer and Imperial Space Installation. They aren’t the quickest, but they’re tougher than the X-Wing and offer a high-damage pay-out in the form of bombs and high-ordinance torpedo equipment.
The RZ-1 A-Wing is the New Republic’s answer to a dogfight. They’re fast and deadly in the right hands and act as the perfect counter to Imperial TIE Interceptors. You may have spotted this first in the Sequel Era trilogy, as Tallie Lintra’s ship of choice. However, how could we forget Arvel Crynyd. This Rebellion pilot flew his A-Wing straight into the bridge of The Executor during the Battle of Endor.
The U-Wing Gunship acts as the New Republic’s support out in the thick of it. You may recognise this particular number from Rogue One, with Pao and Bistan using one to come the aid of the Rebels during the Battle of Scarif. It’s a little large and a little slow, but it’s pretty well-rounded with a balance of 1,000 Max Hull and 1,000 Max Shields.
All The New Republic Ships In Star Wars: Squadrons Have Shields!
This may not come as a surprise to some of you, but it’s a bit of a big deal. In Star Wars: Squadrons, the Imperial Navy’s ships are often missing one kind-of-important thing: Shields! Yep, that’s right. TIE Fighters don’t have shields. This doesn’t make them any less deadly, however it does make you wonder if this is the reason why they’re always dying on-screen…
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