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{{--}} Pre-order skins no longer available (outside of mods)<ref>https://answers.ea.com/t5/General-Discussion/Can-you-still-get-the-last-jedi-skin-pack-if-you-didn-t-pre/td-p/6527604 [EA Answers community post: "The answer is no. Rey and Kylo Ren's skins won't be obtainable now. They remain exclusive for players who pre-ordered and own the Elite Troopers Deluxe edition." - EA representative.]</ref> as the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition was discontinued and the Celebration Edition does not provide the skins.
 
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{{ii}} All versions require {{DRM|Origin||Denuvo Anti-Tamper}}<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Fearfulwarpii|date=2021-7-30|comment=Denuvo is present; <code>dbdata.dll</code> is present in the game folder, game executable is padded, and there is a long wait until game window appears.}}</ref>.
 
{{ii}} All versions require {{DRM|Origin||Denuvo Anti-Tamper}}<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Fearfulwarpii|date=2021-7-30|comment=Denuvo is present; <code>dbdata.dll</code> is present in the game folder, game executable is padded, and there is a long wait until game window appears.}}</ref>.
  
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{{DLC/row| Celebration Edition | Unlocks all customization options in-game except the pre-order skins. This is the default edition of the game that is provided through Steam and the Epic Games Store. | Windows }}
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{{DLC/row| Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition | Unlocks the pre-order skins for Rey and Kylo Ren, upgrades for your troopers and a Yoda star card.<ref>[https://gamepreorders.com/star-wars-battlefront-ii]</ref> No longer available. | Windows }}
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Revision as of 02:17, 5 August 2021

For the 2005 game, see Star Wars: Battlefront II.

Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars Battlefront II cover
Developers
Campaign Motive Studios[1]
Multiplayer DICE[1]
Vehicle mechanics Criterion Games[1]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 65
OpenCritic 68
IGDB 72
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Vehicles Space flight
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) on HowLongToBeat
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) on IGDB
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) guide on StrategyWiki
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) on MobyGames
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) on Wikipedia
Star Wars: Battlefront
Subseries of Star Wars
Star Wars: Battlefront 2004
Star Wars: Battlefront II 2005
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 2015
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and shooter game in the Star Wars: Battlefront series.

The game was released on November 17, 2017, and was heavily criticized by early adopters for its loot box system, calling it a "pay-to-win" system, due to its close tie to multiplayer progression.[2][3] Players who did not want to pay to unlock the game's lootboxes, which contained important items that was crucial to multiplayer progression, was forced to grind for hours to unlock their desired hero characters and multiplayer-specific items[4]. This issue was publicized and led to a government investigation revolving around lootboxes as a whole,[5] forcing DICE to reduce hero costs[6] and disable microtransactions temporarily.[7][8] EA's response regarding the matter was also very controversial and led to more negative press about the game.[9] Lootboxes in Battlefront II would eventually be disabled in a March 2018 update,[10] tying game progression to experience points earned through playing online. In addition, the game's currencies were repurposed so they can only be used to buy in-game appearances.

The game recieved its final update on August 26, 2020, which fixed minor bugs.[11]

Vast modding scene (see Mods below)
Multiplayer sometimes prone to hackers.
Pre-order skins no longer available (outside of mods)[12] as the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition was discontinued and the Celebration Edition does not provide the skins.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
Origin
Windows
Epic Games Store
Origin
Celebration Edition.
Windows
Gamesplanet
Origin
Windows
Humble Store
Origin
Celebration Edition also available.
Windows
Origin
Origin
Celebration Edition also available, included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Origin
Celebration Edition. Included with EA Play (Steam).
Windows
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM[13].

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Celebration Edition Unlocks all customization options in-game except the pre-order skins. This is the default edition of the game that is provided through Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Windows
Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition Unlocks the pre-order skins for Rey and Kylo Ren, upgrades for your troopers and a Yoda star card.[14] No longer available.
Windows
Celebration Edition requires players to be online with a valid EA account.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Battlefront II\settings\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1237950/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1237950/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Origin
All progress for both single- and multiplayer, including your rank and unlocked items, is saved through your Origin account.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
HUD is not centered.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and pillarboxed 16:9 cutscenes.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
47-110° vertical FOV via slider scale.
Windowed
The game window always opens at 1280x720.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Not selectable in-game, but setting exists in configuration file.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA Low, TAA High and resolution scale for SSAA. Cannot be disabled.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Auto or Off.
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia options change the HUD and UI elements that would originally appear in yellow. It also changes the team score at the top of the screen.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Separate for Soldier, Starfighters and Vehicles.
Mouse acceleration
It cannot be changed, it comes by default.[citation needed]
Mouse sensitivity
Separate for Soldier Sensitivity and Zoomed Sensitivity. Starfighters also have Mouse Response and Precision settings.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Presets only.
Controller sensitivity
Separate for Soldier Sensitivity and Zoomed Sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Game uses Xbox prompts even if a DualShock 4 is connected. Fan-made PS4 button prompts obtainable through mods
Light bar support
White
Connection modes Wired
as V2[15]
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Press any button/key on the desired input method to switch.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1 options
Subtitles
Campaign only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Originally a console-exclusive feature. Can be achieved through mods: 2 Player Splitscreen Moddable
LAN play
Online play
40

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Much like 2015's Battlefront, the game does not use Battlelog's server browser and opts for its own matchmaking system.
Dedicated

Issues fixed

Freezing and stuttering in Windows 10

Disable Game mode[citation needed]
  1. Open the Settings menu by clicking the cogwheel icon in the start menu.
  2. Click on game settings
  3. Select the Gaming section of the settings menu.
  4. Navigate to the Game Mode section in the side bar.
  5. Click to toggle Game Mode on or off.

Unable to move mouse in Main Menu

Disable Discord Overlay[citation needed]
  1. Open Discord user settings by clicking the cog next to your Discord username, on the bottom left.
  2. Click on "Game Activity."
  3. Find "STAR WARS Battlefront II."
  4. Click on the monitor icon to the right of the game entry to toggle the overlay.
  5. Restart the game if it is running.

White artifacting on shiny surfaces with AMD Graphics Cards

Set Post Process Quality to Low[citation needed]
  1. Open up "Options" from either the Escape Menu or from the Main Menu.
  2. Click on "Video."
  3. Scroll to "Advanced Settings" and find "Post Process Quality."
  4. Change setting to "Low."

Long loading times

Limit FPS[citation needed]
  1. Open up Notepad.
  2. Copy and paste "gametime.maxvariablefps 60" with your monitor refresh rate.
  3. Save as user.cfg in game folder.
  4. This caps the FPS and limits excessive CPU usage in loading screens

Excessive Bloom/HDR brightness issues

Disable full-screen optimisation[citation needed]
  1. Open local game files.
  2. Right-click "starwarsbattlefrontii.exe" (game executable).
  3. Go to "Compatability" tab and tick box "Disable full-screen optimisations."
  4. Test in a level which had the issue (such as Yavin 4 temple, transitioning between indoor hanger and outdoors) and you should be able to see more details between high and low light areas without contrast issues.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: STAR WARS Battlefront II (DX11).
vorpX
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
DirectX 11 is required for the Nvidia 3D Vision mod (see above).
Since an August 2019 update, DirectX 12 implementation in the game is broken and can actually lead to worse performance than on DX11.[16]

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Fairfight [17]

Console commands

Launch console with ~.
You can have these commands run automatically whenever you start the game by entering them in user.cfg in the Battlefront II installation folder (the file won't exist by default, you can create it through a Notepad and save as a .cfg file)[18].
Command Description
PerfOverlay.DrawFPS 1 Show FPS counter
PerfOverlay.DrawGraph 1 Show performance graph
GameTime.MaxVariableFPS # Limit frame rate (where # is a positive number) / '0' unlocks framerate beyond 200FPS
RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 1 Enable Triple-Buffering (only recommended if Vsync is on)
RenderDevice.ForceRenderAheadLimit 1 Force rendering only 1 frame ahead (can remove stutter, default value is 3)
Screenshot.Render Take a screenshot (into %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Battlefront II\Screenshots\)

Mods

Relatively large modding community with wide variety of mods ranging from character swaps and cosmetic improvements to even bringing new modes to the offline Instant Action mode.
While considered to be safe, playing online with mods of any kind, even cosmetic mods, poses a risk of being banned. Mods that are not multiplayer-safe will be listed in the mod's page; do not use these mods online as they will definitely get you banned.
All mods are available from NexusMods and require Frosty Mod Manager.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600K
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1237950/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1237950) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Your First Look at STAR WARS Battlefront II Is Coming at STAR WARS Celebration - Star Wars - Official EA Site - last accessed on 2017-04-30
  2. GameSpot: Star Wars Battlefront 2's Microtransactions Are A Real Problem; Here's What $100 Does To Progression
  3. Kotaku: EA Cuts Star Wars Battlefront II Hero Costs After Widespread Anger
  4. Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?: r/StarWarsBattlefront
  5. Engadget: 'Battlefront II' under investigation in Belgium over loot crates
  6. Change will be a constant in Star Wars Battlefront II on the Star Wars Battlefront website
  7. An update on Star Wars Battlefront II on the Star Wars Battlefront website]
  8. GameSpot: Shortly Before Star Wars: Battlefront 2's Release, EA Removes Microtransactions For Now
  9. Kotaku: EA Defense Of Star Wars Battlefront II Becomes Most Downvoted Reddit Comment Ever
  10. Archived link of the Update 2.0 patch notes on the Battlefront forums
  11. August 26th Patch notes: r/StarWarsBattlefront
  12. https://answers.ea.com/t5/General-Discussion/Can-you-still-get-the-last-jedi-skin-pack-if-you-didn-t-pre/td-p/6527604 [EA Answers community post: "The answer is no. Rey and Kylo Ren's skins won't be obtainable now. They remain exclusive for players who pre-ordered and own the Elite Troopers Deluxe edition." - EA representative.]
  13. Verified by User:Fearfulwarpii on 2021-7-30
    Denuvo is present; dbdata.dll is present in the game folder, game executable is padded, and there is a long wait until game window appears.
  14. [1]
  15. Verified by User:Fearfulwarpii on 2021-7-30
    tested using V2 controller
  16. EA Answers HQ: DX12 mode broken since update
  17. Play by the rules in STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II - EA Help
  18. Verified by User:Fearfulwarpii on 2021-7-30
    Tested by creating user.cfg with GameTime.MaxVariableFPS 0 and upon launching Battlefront, the game recognizes it. Renaming or removing the file resets the command's variable back to 200.