Star Wars Star John Boyega Laments Lack of Battlefront Story Mode


By far the most common complaint about Star Wars Battlefront, the first game released in a ten-year deal between EA Games and Disney on the Star Wars license is the lack of an actual single player story. The game is purely a multiplayer, match-based game, with no campaign. Story is the heart of the Star Wars franchise, with connections fans make to characters from the central Skywalker family to your average clone trooper and even the villainous Sith Lords, but in Battlefront, you play for 10 minutes at a time, alternating between "Anonymous Rebel Alliance Soldier" and "Anonymous Stormtrooper."

Well, even Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega is lamenting the missing component of the game, released November 2015. Amidst tweets about enjoying "killing stormtroopers online before killing stormtroopers in real life," Boyega, who plays Finn in the new trilogy, asked EA on twitter about a campaign.

"Well fans get a full on offline story mode? It's more of an enjoyable way to learn controls," he said in a tweet with around 2500 retweets at press time. EA replied, asking if he'd "had a chance to try the Missions," which are offline single or two-player matches that take place more within individual battles than the toy box style multiplayer matches.

"Yeah, though it was great!" he said of the mode - but he wouldn't back down, either, saying, "But definitely leaves you wanting to engage within a narrative."


Boyega did finagle a trip out to EA's UK offices from the exchange, but they never made a public reply about any kind of campaign mode in this edition of Star Wars Battlefront or any possibly in-development sequel. For now, fans will have to make do with DLC that expands the list of heroes, locations, and modes.