Star Wars Battlefront II will offer far more choice than its predecessor as far as playable characters are concerned. This time around, basic troopers come in one of four customizable classes, you will have a much better selection hero and villains, and it turns out the game also has a powerful new third class of characters.
Special Characters are essentially a midway point – they’re significantly more powerful than basic troopers, but they don’t represent specific individuals like the heroes. Here’s how EA describes the new class of characters:
Special characters stand out. They're a step between troopers and heroes – distinct, powerful game changers. Special characters break stalemates at choke points, leap over enemy lines to launch surprise attacks, and flush foes out of hiding with streams of liquid flame.
Using Battle Points earned in combat, you can choose to respawn as one of many unique special characters from Star Wars lore. Although you won’t wield the raw power of Han Solo or Darth Maul, you’ll be much more than a match for a single trooper. Each special character comes equipped with potent weapons and powerful abilities.
EA revealed four of these new Special Characters via Twitter. Scroll on down to check ‘em out…
First up, we have the intimidating Death Trooper first seen in Rogue One. These guys can lay a variety of different traps to take out enemies.
Spawn as a Death Trooper, a special character that absolutely does its name justice. pic.twitter.com/1l1puL6PKd— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) August 10, 2017
Next, First Order Flametroopers, which you’ll likely recall from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Their special powers should be fairly obvious.
The B2 Rocket Droid from the prequels. This one looks to be a serious heavy-hitter.
The B2 Rocket Droid is an airborne special character raining destruction from above. pic.twitter.com/PgYS9eXldx— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) August 10, 2017
And, finally, the Wookiee Warrior. It doesn’t really matter what this guy’s powers are, he’s still awesome.
Star Wars Battlefront II storms onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on November 17. You can check out WWG’s latest coverage of the game, right here.