BB8 and BB9-E join Star Wars Battlefront II (update)

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What you need to know

  • Star Wars Battlefront II is a multiplayer game set in the intriguing universe.
  • The game has received tremendous post-launch support since launch.
  • It's getting BB8, BB9-E, and other changes soon.
  • You can purchase the game for $15 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Updated February 3, 2020: BB8, BB9-E, and other changes are available now in Star Wars Battlefront II. You can read the patch notes here.

Star Wars Battlefront II is a first and third-person multiplayer shooter from DICE, an EA studio. Over the past year, it has received a slew of updates that added more and more content to the game. However, some of the most spectacular showdowns may be ahead of us. Today, DICE Community Lead Ben Walke confirmed on Twitter that BB8, BB9-E, and other changes were coming to Star Wars Battlefront II soon.

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Star Wars Battlefront II ignited a microtransactions controversy which a lot of foreign governments cracked down on. While EA eventually changed the business model of the game, it still left customers with an uneasy feeling about the future. Not only did the microtransactions impact the review scores, but they overshadowed anything positive about the game, like its short single-player campaign.

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  • It's a shame that such a great game will only ever be remembered as the game that was so egregiously over commercialized that it kicked off the micro transaction controversy. Still though, serves EA right. And it the push back gave us a true single player game in Jedi Fallen Order, so I'd say on balance it was a good outcome.