Star Wars Battlefront 2: Rise Of Skywalker Update Brings New Map And Units
The saga comes to an end, but not the game.
With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming this week, the new trilogy and the entire Skywalker Saga comes to a close. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is marking the occasion with a new update that adds content from the latest film in the saga, along with a new "Celebration Edition" that gathers a ton of previous goodies in one place.
The free Rise of Skywalker update will be available starting December 17, and adds a new jungle planet for Co-Op and Heroes vs Villains mode. Plus a number of new reinforcement units are coming: a Sith Infiltrator, First Order Jet Trooper, Resistance Gunner, and Resistance Spy. Plus there are new looks available for Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren based on their Rise of Skywalker appearances.
If you've missed out on any of last couple of years of Battlefront, you can purchase or upgrade to the Celebration Edition, which includes all of the free content updates and paid customization content, including the new customization from the Rise of Skywalker update. You can purchase it for $40, or upgrade your existing Battlefront 2 version to the Celebration Edition for $25.
EA also mentioned that while the saga is ending, the game will still be going. January will bring two new capital ships--the Resistance MC85 and Resurgent-class Star Destroyer--along with BB-8 and BB-9E as Resistance and First Order heroes, respectively. More updates are coming in February and March as well.