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Star Wars: Squadrons Buyer's Guide

The new Star Wars space shooter Star Wars: Squadrons launches this fall on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


Almost one year after the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Squadrons has arrived. Developed by Motive Studios, Star Wars: Squadrons releases today, October 2, 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store). VR fans can also get in on the fun, as the space shooter will also be playable in VR on PS4 and PC.

In Star Wars: Squadrons, you enlist as a starfighter pilot who will command iconic ships from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets. The game features 5v5 multiplayer dogfights, monumental fleet battles, and an original single-player story about events occurring after the Battle of Endor and the destruction of the Death Star II. The story alternates between the perspectives of two pilots--one from the New Republic's Vanguard Squadron and the other from the Empire's Titan Squadron.

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Star Wars: Squadrons features cross-play support for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and VR, so you'll be able to squad up with your friends no matter what platform they're on. The game has extensive cosmetic and gameplay customization options so you can design your pilot, cockpit, and ship exterior to your liking. You'll also earn things like weapons, engines, and shields to deck out your starfighter as you move up the ranks.

Star Wars: Squadrons preorder bonuses

Star Wars: Squadrons' preorder bonuses include bonus cosmetic items.
Star Wars: Squadrons' preorder bonuses include bonus cosmetic items.

There were a handful of preorder bonuses for purchasing the game early. These consisted of cosmetic items for your pilot and starfighter.

  • New Republic Recruit Flight Suit (Epic)
  • Imperial Ace Flight Suit (Epic)
  • New Republic Recruit Starfighter Skins (Rare)
  • Imperial Ace Starfighter Skins (Rare)
  • New Republic Recruit Decal (Common)
  • Imperial Ace Decal (Common)
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Additionally, those who buy the game at the Epic Games Store will receive the X-Wing Glider in Fortnite for free.

Purchase Star Wars: Squadrons | $40

Star Wars: Squadrons is free to play for Origin Access Premier subscribers.
Star Wars: Squadrons is free to play for Origin Access Premier subscribers.

Star Wars: Squadrons is available to purchase now, with both physical and digital copies of the game available. EA Access and Origin Access Basic subscribers can try the game out at no cost with up to 10 hours of playtime at launch. They'll also receive a 10% off discount for the game. Meanwhile, Origin Access Premier subscribers will get full access to the game for free as part of their membership. You can find more info on Origin Access membership options at the Origin Store.

If you're planning to buy Star Wars: Squadrons elsewhere, it'll cost you $40.


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