DICE has detailed a number of free content updates coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2 throughout 2019, including a brand new co-op mode and the return of the Clone Commandos. The game is approaching its two-year anniversary since its problematic launch.
Despite lukewarm Battlefront 2 reviews and the firestorm of criticism surrounding Battlefront 2's loot boxes, the game has maintained a sizeable player base in the two years since its release. Part of that is due to the fact that DICE continues to support the game with monthly free content updates. These have added many new heroes, maps, modes, and perhaps most importantly, a better progression system. It doesn't look like the developer is going to stop supporting Battlefront 2 any time soon, with more content planned for 2019 and beyond.
DICE has revealed the newest content roadmap for Battlefront 2 in a forum post on the game's official site. The roadmap covers the rest of 2019, and includes some big additions like a four-player online co-op mode, the return of Instant Action, and playable Clone Commandos. In August, the game is getting smaller versions of the Separatist Dreadnought and Republic Venator added to map rotation in the Heroes vs. Villains mode. There will also be some much-needed changes to the Capital Supremacy mode: contextual spawning will allow you to spawn on command posts, like the old Battlefront games. Damage to Capital Ships will be persistent now, and attackers are on a 5-minute timer to destroy them - which should make the mode feel less like an unending tug-of-war. Battle Droids will also be getting some new appearance options, which can be freely selected.
September brings some of the most significant content, including a new large-scale map on the jungle planet of Felucia. A unique PvE co-op mode is coming in September as well, in which four players can team up as either the Republic or the Separatists to fight across all five Clone Wars planets in Battlefront 2. The mode will involve both attack and defense roles, and all of the troopers, reinforcements, vehicles, and heroes are playable. The classic single-player Instant Action mode will also be returning, allowing you to jump into a large battle against improved AI at any time. Clone Commandos of Star Wars: Republic Commando fame will be the next playable characters, complete with their repeating blasters and grenade launchers. DICE went on to tease other content coming to the game in 2019 based on the upcoming Star Wars Episode 9: Rise of Skywalker, but didn't go into detail for fear of spoilers.
DICE looks like it's taking some of the most nostalgic elements of Battlefront history, like the Instant Action mode, and using them to improve its own modern rendition. The acknowledgment and inclusion of Clone Commandos is exciting as well, as they starred in one of the best Star Wars games of yesteryear. At this point, there's no denying that Battlefront 2 has become a much better game than it used to be. For those still playing the game, it seems they have a lot to look forward to.