Star Wars Battlefront II Adding Elite Corps Clone Troopers in Upcoming Update

The upcoming August 29 update for Star Wars Battlefront II will include prequel-era Elite Corps Clone Troopers, with some smaller additions as well.

on August 24, 2018 4:22 PM

Star Wars fans nostalgic for the prequel films (yes, they exist) will likely be excited about some upcoming updates to Star Wars Battlefront II. The most significant and flashy addition is the inclusion of skins for the Elite Corps Clone Troopers, who fans will recognize from the Battle of Kashyyyk in Revenge of the Sith.

Alongside the 41st Elite Corps will be the 327th Star Corps, who in the same film served with Jedi General Aayla Secura on the planet Felucia—before literally shooting her in the back in cold blood during the Jedi Purge. But in typical Battlefront II fashion, players will have to cough up some in-game credits to snag these skins. It’ll come down to 20,000 credits or 500 Crystals for each, or players can pick up a bundle for 40,000 credits.

Emotes and victory poses will now be purchasable, with Hero Emotes and Victory Poses going for 2,000 credits or 50 Crystals each, and Trooper Emotes and Victory Poses costing 1,000 credits or 25 Crystals each. Prequel Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku will be playable for 35,000, and a new playlist for prequel-era maps will appear in matchmaking. Additionally, the Ewok Hunt game type is now a permanent fixture of the game.

All of this Star Wars prequel goodness is coming to Star Wars Battlefront II on August 29. The game, which recently added Emperor Palpatine back, is playable on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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