New Reinforcement unit confirmed for Battlefront II, First Order snow trooper shown off
B2 Rocket Droid confirmed for Battlefront II
In a posting on the official Battlefront II site, B2 Rocket Droids were confirmed to be a Reinforcement for the Separatists. The important bit from the post:
Become the Death Trooper and clear a path through enemies, or leap over your foes as the B2 Rocket Droid.
B2 Rocket Droids made an appearance in Season 6 of the Clone Wars TV show. Here’s an image from the show of the droid in action:
A super battle rocket droid means that at least three factions will have jump pack-type Reinforcement characters. As of now, we know about the clone jumptrooper and then there’s an Imperial stormtrooper with a jump pack in the game’s key art, plus a snowtrooper in the trailer with a jump pack. Additionally, the recent post from EA teased that Starkiller Base will include jumptroppers, likely indicating that the First Order or the Resistance will have a jumptrooper of some type.
New look at Battlefront II’s First Order snowtrooper
As shown at the top of the page, EA released an rendering of the First Order’s snowtrooper. It comes from a tweet shared by the official EA Star Wars account:
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) August 2, 2017
It’s worth noting that the Clone Trooper rendering is also new, although we got our first look at the Republic’s Assault Class back at EA PLAY in June.
EA’s BioWare Montreal studio merges with Motive
As reported by TechRaptor, BioWare’s Montreal branch has merged with Motive Studios, the group behind Battlefront II’s campaign that’s also based in Montreal.
BioWare Montreal most recently crafted Mass Effect: Andromeda, although its not exactly clear what those from the studio will be working on next. EA’s official statement reads:
The teams in EA Worldwide Studios are packed with talent, and more than ever, we’re driving collaboration between studios on key projects. With multiple major projects in development in Montreal, we are merging BioWare Montreal with Motive Studios. This is an ongoing process, but there are many exciting roles and opportunities for everyone on the team.
It’s possible that those from BioWare Montreal will help finish up Battlefront II’s story mode or perhaps even the next Star Wars game, which is headed by EA’s Visceral Games.
Get the 2015 Battlefront to look like Battlefront II
If you can’t wait for Battlefront II, Cinematic Captures shows off how you can at least get your 2015 Battlefront to look a bit like the upcoming game. The tweaks include a dark menu UI, Inferno Squad trooper skin, and modified Star Cards:
All in all, those are some very cool tweaks. I especially dig the dark menu mod; I was never really a fan of how bright the menus were in Battlefront.