Original Star Wars: Battlefront Gets Online Multiplayer For Steam

The 2004 classic can now be taken online thanks to a new update on Steam.

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Star Wars: Battlefront--the one from 2004, not DICE's 2015 Star Wars Battlefront reimagining--received a new update on Steam that turns the online multiplayer servers on. The update arrived just in time for May 4th's Star Wars Day celebrations, giving old-school shooter fans a chance to play the original take on large-scale Star Wars battles to see how it compares to DICE's own offerings.

"Online multiplayer on Steam has been added to the game," the update reads. It also adds several language options to the menu--including French, German, Italian, and Spanish--implements "additional audio support," and makes some quality-of-life adjustments for "a number of different screen sizes." Check below the video for the game's PC system requirements.

Star Wars: Battlefront PC System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9 and 256 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
  • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard

The patch comes nearly a year after developer Pandemic Studios released a hotfix update. Star Wars: Battlefront is currently 50 percent off on Steam, dropping its price from $10 to $5. A bunch of other Star Wars games, such as Jedi: Fallen Order and 2017's Battlefront 2, are also discounted at various retailers.

Star Wars: Battlefront's online multiplayer update follows not long after DICE launched the final major piece of post-launch content for Star Wars Battlefront 2. This expansion, titled The Battle on Scarif, dropped on April 29 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It included tons of cosmetics, game mode changes, and balance tweaks.

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