Star Wars Battlefront II Developers and Players Pay Tribute to Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew
Fans and developers of Star Wars Battlefront II honor the life and passing of Peter Mayhew, the actor who portrayed Chewbacca.
Peter Mayhew, the man who played the role as one of the most recognizable characters in all of entertainment in Chewbacca, sadly passed away on April 30, 2019. After the news broke, many of his friends and fans showed their admiration for him online with countless amounts of stories and support. Now, developers and fans of Star Wars Battlefront II are paying tribute to him in the game.
Per Kotaku, the Star Wars Battlefront II subreddit began to blow up with users posting about Chewbacca and the man behind all of the fur, who played the role in the original trilogy, Revenge of the Sith, and even the first movie of the latest trilogy in Force Awakens.
Many players began to use the Chewbacca skin in Battlefront II to honor the actor while others asked the developers behind the game to create an event or another activity to honey Peter Mayhew. There still has not been an event added or announced, however, the developers have added a small tribute into the game. Players will now notice that the injured Chewbacca has been added to the main menu for Star Wars Battlefront II. The change was made by one of the producers behind the game.
I love everything about this. As a Star Wars fan since basically birth, the passing of Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew have hit me harder than expected. It is great to hear there are other fans out there who have the same love and admiration for these characters and actors.