The rolling, shielded, three-legged Droidekas are headed to Star Wars: Battlefront 2 on June 26th, within the subsequent large free replace for the once-maligned on-line shooter. Whereas of little narrative significance, their cool-as-heck design cemented them as some of the memorable preventing machines within the prequels, and now we get to be them, should you can earn the factors to purchase in. Beneath, a video displaying them off, together with a chunky new Clone Military hover-tank to drive plus a brand new Capital Supremacy map variant based mostly on Naboo. The sport of warring worlds can also be underneath a fiver proper now.
The Droidekas look genuinely enjoyable to play, and very my fashion. I are inclined to favour slower, extra heavy hitting ranged attackers, and rarely change away from my regular Heavy class choose. The brand new robots seem like they’ll give me a pleasant improve choice for after I luck out and handle to catch some bunny-hopping Jedi with an anti-tank shot. It ought to be slightly simpler to earn the factors to improve, as they’ll be playable on the brand new Capital Supremacy map, a part of the still-expanding new play-mode that looks like a hybrid of Battlefronts previous and Battlefield 2142.
Like so many others, I used to be prepared to write down Battlefront 2 off when it and its truckload of loot packing containers up-ended, upsetting everybody concerned. Credit score the place due, Cube have labored arduous, and have virtually completely excised them from the sport. They solely exist now as random beauty and crafting useful resource bonuses earned by way of play, and actual cash can solely purchase costumes straight. It’s nonetheless a stonking wanting recreation and the brand new play-mode options NPC troopers giving even starting gamers one thing to shoot at. It’s a vastly improved recreation, and I count on it to continue to grow till hype for the subsequent large Star Wars movie dies down.
The Droideka replace, with the brand new map, tank and all these different gubbins launches on June 26th. Battlefront 2 is at present on sale for £3.74/€4.49/$4.49 on Origin. There’s no DLC, no season go and solely hint ranges of loot packing containers. They’re barely even shocking.