Here's What's New in Star Wars Battlefront II's First Major Patch

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Star Wars Battlefront II recently received the first significant patch for the game that included a multitude of gameplay tweaks and several bugfixes.

The game might’ve been embroiled in loot-related discussions prior to release, but many reviews, ours included, highlighted some of the best parts about the game that were able to shine through the controversy. Pay-to-win features or not, the game’s first big patch coming quickly while addressing player feedback is a promising sign for the future of the game.

And as far as patches go, this one’s a doozy. It’s broken down into three different categories – the first of which is related to gameplay and is covered below – with the other sections detailing UI and HUD changes along with general fixes. Check out the changes below and visit the full patch notes for the rest of the changes:

Gameplay

  • Reduced the spawn wave timer on Strike from 10 to 5 seconds.
  • Tweaked spawn positions on Tatooine.
  • Fixed an issue where the players would sometimes not be able to deploy as the AT-AT.
  • Fixed an issue where Rey's lightsaber would sometimes disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where joining a game after getting a friend invite would trigger the incorrect camera view.
  • Fixed an issue where footprint marks would sometimes leave strange lines on the ground when walking.
  • Fixed an issue in Starfighter Assault where killstreaks would not calculate correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where weapon VFX went out of sync when quickly transitioning between 1st and 3rd person camera.
  • Fixed an issue where the NT-242 would cause too much damage against the AAT.
  • Fixed an issue where controller input would be lost intermittently in the UI.
  • Fixed an issue where the charge would float in mid-air on certain objectives in Strike.
  • Fixed an issue in single player where some objectives did not trigger as intended, causing players to get stuck on certain objectives.
  • Fixed an issue where Kylo Ren's appearance reverts to the default version after he has been eliminated.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented player to deploy in the AT-RT during the first phase of Galactic Assault on Hoth.
  • Fixed an issue where the HUD would not update correctly on Strike.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in the environment on Jakku while playing Strike.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes get stuck in the loading screen while loading the campaign.
  • Fixed an issue where players could interact with game mode objectives from greater distances than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where certain HUD element were visible when in ADS while playing campaign.
  • Fixed an issue where players would get progress toward Bossk specific milestones when playing as Han Solo.
  • Fixed an issue where the TL-50 alternate fire loses functionality until fired again when swapping back and forth between weapons during the campaign.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in the pause menus when reloading checkpoints in the campaign.
  • Fixed an issue where the AAT would sometimes spawn beneath the MTT in Galactic Assault, rendering it unable to move.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would freeze if players attempt to pause the game at certain zone transitions.
  • Fixed several graphical and texture issues that would occur during the campaign.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause texture flickering on Multi-GPU configurations.