Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Adds Another Iconic Hero Next Week

Obi-Wan joins the fight.


Star Wars: Battlefront II might not have had the best launch, but EA and developer DICE continue to support the multiplayer shooter with new content. The next big update is coming next week, and it adds one of the Star Wars franchise's biggest names.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming to Battlefront II on November 26. In terms of his abilities, Obi-Wan wields a lightsaber that he can use to deflect other lightsabers and blasters. And because he has a bigger stamina pool than other characters, he can deflect oncoming attacks more effectively.

Obi-Wan also has an ability called All-Out Push. This releases a "powerful Force blast" directly in front of him that damages enemies and psychically pushes them backwards. You can hold down the All-Out Push button to increase the ability's range and power.

Another of Obi-Wan's abilities is Defensive Rush, which sees Obi-Wan pushing forward fast while swinging his lightsaber and deflecting attacks and damaging oncoming enemies. Obi-Wan also has an ability called Restrictive Mind Trick, which disrupts all enemy abilities. Additionally, it prevents players from dodging.

Obi-Wan also has a number of Star Cards that players can use to buff their statistics. Some of these include Jedi Resilience (increases health generation), Jedi General (regains 20 health after defeating enemy), and Think It Over (increases the time of Restricted Mind Trick effects on enemies). You can see a full rundown of Obi-Wan's Star Cards here on the Battlefront website.

Some of Obi-Wan's voice lines include "Let the negotiations begin" and the wonderful "You want to go home and rethink your life." He'll also say, "Ugh--like bathing in a lake of venom-mites" and "Hello there."

There are two different versions of Obi-Wan at launch. His default is based on his appearance from Episode III, while a second one shows him in his Jedi robes. That one costs 40,000 credits or 1,000 Crystals, and it'll arrive sometime in December.

Looking ahead, Battlefront II will add another new character, Dooku, in January 2019, while Anakin is coming in February alongside an unannounced new game mode. Later that year, DICE will add even more content to Battlefront II, but it hasn't been announced yet.

Obi-Wan comes to Battlefront II in the Battle for Geonosis update, and DICE will share more details about everything coming in the patch next week, so check back later for that.

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