Original Star Wars Battlefront II Updated, 12 Years After Launch

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The original Star Wars Battlefront II, the beloved title that came out in 2005, has just recently been updated in order to make room for some Last Jedi goodness. The update is welcome, but surprising given that the title is over 12 years old. Not that we're complaining, not one bit.

So what's new to the original? Well, unfortunately it's not the highly coveted workshop feature - and it's not an extensive playthrough playing as a shirtless Kylo Ren - but, it's something and includes some optimization that many players will find welcome. Here are the official, and small, patch notes for PC:

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Optimization tweaks
  • Lobby functionality
  • Steam usernames will now properly show
  • Improved accuracy for ping calcuations

Though EA said that no one wants a Pink Vader (which of course means we got a Pink Vader), many players immediately responded to the Steam announcement that they were begging for the developers to add the client's workshop for a more customised experience. With it being such an older game, the likelihood of seeing this addition is slim. Coming in second as a most requested feature is the addition of dedicated servers. Again - it's over 12 years old, but we can dream!

For those that haven't taken part in the Battlefront franchise before it was changed dramatically, here's what you need to know about the game:

"With space combat, playable Jedi characters, and over 16 all new battlefronts, Star Wars Battlefront II gives you more ways than ever before to play the classic Star Wars battles any way you want.

  • Enhanced Single-Player Experience - Join the rise of Darth Vader’s elite 501st Legion of Stormtroopers as you fight through an all new story-based saga where every action you take impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.
  • All New Classic Trilogy Locations - Fight inside the corridors of the second Death Star, in the marshy swamps of Dagobah, and even aboard the Tantive IV, Princess Leia’s Blockade Runner, as seen at the beginning of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
  • More Classes and Vehicles - Now choose from six distinct soldier classes, plus bonus hero characters for each of the four factions: Rebels, Imperials, CIS and the Republic. Then jump into more than 30 diverse ground and space vehicles, including the clone BARC speeder, AT-RT and new Jedi Starfighter and ARC 170.
  • PLUS Improved Online Features - Engage in massive online battles with multiplayer action for up to 64 players. Play five different online game modes including Conquest, Assault, one-and two-flag Capture the Flag, and Hunt.

Now for the first time, Star Wars Battlefront II lets you…

  • Fight as a Jedi - Earn the ability to wield a lightsaber and use Force powers like Yoda, Darth Vader and many other heroes and villains.
  • Battle in Space - Dogfight in X-wings, TIE fighters, Jedi starfighters and other classic starcraft, or land your ship on a star destroyer and fight it out on foot aboard enemy ships.
  • Play 16 New Locations - Battle across Star Wars: Episode III environments such as Utapau, Mustafar and the epic space battle above Coruscant."