Star Wars Battlefront 2 including BB-Eight as a playable character – Polygon

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Everybody’s favorite spherical droid, BB-8, is coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2 as a playable hero character. The Resistance droid launched 4 years once more Star Wars: The Drive Awakens will be a part of the hero lineup in Battlefront 2 in January, developer DICE revealed today.

The First Order may also get a BB unit of their very own. That no-good, moof-milker-of-a-droid BB-9E, the darkish Astromech unit who ratted out our heroes in The Last Jedi, will play a assist position for the First Order.

Star Wars Battlefront 2’s present hero and villain lineup consists of unique trilogy characters like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Leia Organa, Han Solo, and Emperor Palpatine, in addition to sequel characters Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren. Precisely how a pair of spherical Astromech boys will stand toe-to-toe with that lot is unknown, however BB-Eight did lay out a whole Canto Bight safety group with some cash and piloted an AT-ST in The Final Jedi, so he’s clearly succesful in battle.

There’s extra Star Wars sequel trilogy content material coming as properly, a few of it timed with the discharge of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. A brand new, unnamed jungle planet from Episode IX will come to Battlefront 2 in December, as will new items: the Sith Trooper and Jet Trooper for the First Order, and the Gunner and Spy for the Resistance. The brand new Resistance items will likely be two new alien species from The Rise of Skywalker. Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren may also get new skins, impressed by their appearances within the new Star Wars film.

Extra particulars on the Battlefront 2 content material roadmap and the brand new Celebration Version that comes with a bunch of add-ons, is out there at Electronic Arts’ website.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits film theaters on Dec. 20.

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