You Can Play As BB-8 In Upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2 Update

BB-8 will add "a fast-paced playstyle" to Battlefront 2 later this month.

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In conjunction with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's December 20 theatrical release, EA and DICE have announced a new Star Wars Battlefront II edition that introduces new heroes like BB-8, locations, ships, appearances, and more. (In the meantime, you can read our Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review.)

The Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 5. The $40 USD digital package features the base game and its available DLC to date, as well as the forthcoming Rise of Skywalker content. The Celebration Edition also comes with all customization items acquirable through in-game purchases to date for free. Content released after December 20 is sold separately. Battlefront II owners can upgrade to the Celebration Edition for $25 USD. Here's everything included in the Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition:

  • Base Game
    • Including all past and upcoming free game updates*** as they release
  • More than 25 Hero Appearances
    • Including six Legendary Appearances, plus one Appearance each for Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren inspired by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, coming December 17
  • More than 125 Trooper and Reinforcement Appearances
  • More than 100 Hero and Trooper Emotes and Voice Lines
  • More than 70 Hero and Trooper Victory Poses.

According to an EA blog post, Battlefront II's Rise of Skywalker content launches on December 17. This new expansion comes with a brand-new jungle map seen in The Rise of Skywalker's latest trailer, four additional sequel era reinforcements for both the First Order and the Resistance, new hero appearances, additional sequel era maps such as Jakku and Starkiller Base, and more. The jungle map won't be playable until December 20, while January introduces two new capital ships and heroes.

The Resistance's MC85 capital ship and the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer will be added to Capital Supremecy. BB-8--and its Dark Side counterpart, BB-9E--will also be playable in January as heroes for the Resistance and First Order, respectively.

Even more content is on the way to Battlefront II once we enter 2020. According to EA, the Star Wars team will provide more updates on "what’s in store for February and March [in the new year]."

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