The Star Wars Battlefront 2 dev team just announced the game’s next update will launch on August 29. The Elite Corps Update adds new clone trooper appearances to the game, as well as a map playlist and multiplayer improvements.
The Elite Corps Update is the start of several Clone Wars-themed content drops that EA outlined in the company’s planned roadmap for Battlefront 2. The biggest change in the update is the addition of new clone trooper appearances. You’ll be able to customize the Republic Army with skins of the 41st Elite Corps and 327th Star Corps. The 41st is seen in Revenge of the Sith aiding Yoda on Kashyyyk, while the 327th is seen in the same movie gunning down Aayla Secura on Felucia during Order 66. Both corps play more significant roles in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.
Skins are available for the Assault, Heavy, and Specialist classes of the Galactic Republic, with each going for 20,000 credits or 500 Crystals. There are also bundles that net you all three skins for a corp for 40,000 credits.
The new update also adds the Prequel Era Maps playlist to the game, which limits multiplayer matches to Galactic Assault on Clone Wars era maps. The Naboo Palace Hanger map is being added to both Blast and Custom Arcade, and Ewok Hunt is becoming a permanent game mode.
Other multiplayer improvements include a new end-of-round screen that lists your overall score, as well as your number of kills, assists, and deaths. You’ll also be able to see the time of your longest kill streak and where you placed in terms of other players. Both emotes and victory poses are also now purchasable for both heroes and troopers. Hero emotes and victory poses will cost 2,000 credits or 50 Crystals each, while those for troopers will only set you back 1,000 credits or 25 Crystals each.
Although they are still not available, the update lists the prices for upcoming heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku at 35,000 credits each.
The full patch notes for the Elite Corps Update will be releasing in a few days. The Battlefront 2 forum does have an initial outline of the major bug fixes, though, which we’ve listed below. Keep in mind, these changes won’t be implemented until the Elite Corps update drops on August 29.
Elite Corps Update Bug Fixes And Improvements
- Spawn positions for Rebels have been adjusted in Extraction on Jabba’s Palace.
- An issue that let players reach an area behind the armor racks on Death Star II has been fixed.
- An issue that allowed a force using hero or Boba Fett to jump onto buildings on Bespin and Kashyyyk, and an unreachable ledge on Jabba’s Palace has been fixed.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.