DICE and Electronic Arts have made a few changes to the Hero classes in Star Wars Battlefront.
Star Wars Battlefront will feature a host of Hero classes to play as, whether you’re an Imperial Trooper or a Rebel Soldier, however this time the rules are a little different.Old mechanics such as time limits are making a return to keep players from dominating the entire match, except now, players will have to find the hero instead of earning them.
In the newest iteration of the Battlefront series, players will find various power ups placed randomly throughout the map. While most of these will be weapon based or involve bombers coming to take out enemies, very rare power ups will feature Hero Upgrades, letting you take control of powerful characters like Luke Skywalker. Each Hero is incredibly unique in both physicality and move sets according to EA’s official blog post.
Going on to describe Luke Skywalker specifically, his skill sets are based on speed. Senior Producer, Jamie Keen, describes his jump mechanics as, “a normal biomechanical jump, but it’s augmented by the Force. You see this in the films as well, such as when he’s jumping out of the carbonite pit or when he’s training on Dagobah.”
Although quickly able to get out of risky situations, his offense is just as deadly. The ability to Force Push enemies allows the hero to fight at a longer range than a Lightsaber will allow, while a single swing of the Jedi weapon is capable of taking out an entire group of Storm Troopers if they get too close.
Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and more classic characters will be available when the game is released on November 17th for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One, however gamers will also be given access to the open beta when it launches next month.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.