The Original Star Wars: Battlefront II Gets a New Update 12 Years After Release

EA brushes off the dust and updates Star Wars: Battlefront II. But this time, it's the Battlefront II from 2005, not the latest DICE game.

on January 4, 2018 11:49 AM

EA might have recently updated Star Wars Battlefront II to add content related to the release of The Last Jedi, but it’s not that Battlefront that we’re talking about today. The fondly remembered Pandemic developed Star Wars: Battlefront II from 2005 actually received a new update on PC over 12 years after its launch.

Unfortunately, we’re not going to see Kylo Ren’s swole bod in PS2-style splendor, as the patch is actually pretty minor. The update notes from Disney states that it includes minor bug fixes and improved lobby functionality; Steam usernames are now correctly displayed in-game, and ping calculations will read more accurately.

Surprisingly, this isn’t the first update to the game within the past year. A previous update was made in October, restoring online multiplayer support that had been turned off many years ago, and it also added cross-play between GOG and Steam users. However, that update changed nothing as far as gameplay is concerned. Why exactly is EA updating the series it has since attempted to reboot?

Meanwhile, DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront II’s latest DLC added two new maps and new hero characters, and a myriad of other things. It’s available as a free update for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The full patch notes for the classic Star Wars: Battlefront II can be found below

Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005) Patch Notes

  • Minor bug fixes and optimized performance, the most important fixes are:
    • Lobby functionality has been improved.
    • Steam usernames should now display correctly.
    • Ping calculations are more accurate.
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