Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

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For the 2004 game, see Star Wars: Battlefront.

Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront cover
Developers
DICE
DICE Los Angeles[1]
Criterion Games[2]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2015[3]
Reception
Metacritic 72
OpenCritic 71
IGDB 68
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
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
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Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 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 is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and shooter game in the Star Wars: Battlefront series.

The first game in the series to be developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, the game was released on November 17, 2015.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Origin
US has a download code, Europe has DVDs for install.
Windows
Amazon.co.uk
Origin
Windows
Epic Games Store
Origin
Ultimate Edition.
Windows
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Origin
Windows
Origin
Origin
Included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Origin
Ultimate Edition. Included with EA Play (Steam).
Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
Origin
Windows
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[4]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Grants access to all DLC packs (not Upgrade Packs). Included with EA Play and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Outer Rim Adds new heroes and maps set on Tatooine and Sullust, along with a new mode. Included with EA Play and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Bespin Adds new heroes and adds maps set on Bespin, along with a new mode. Included with EA Play and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Death Star Adds new heroes and maps set on the Death Star, along with a new mode. Included with EA Play and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Rogue One: Scarif Adds new heroes and maps set on Scarif, along with a new mode. Included with EA Play and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Deluxe Edition Content Includes access to all DLC pack content, along with an exclusive DL-44 blaster and emotes for your trooper. Included with EA Play and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Ultimate Edition Includes all Deluxe Edition content and grants early access to Rogue One: Scarif DLC. This is the default version of the game provided through the Epic Games Store and Steam. Also provided with EA Play.
Windows
Bodyguard Upgrade Pack Unlocks the T-21 and various Star Cards for your trooper.
Windows
Bounty Hunter Upgrade Pack Unlocks the EE-3 and various Star Cards for your trooper.
Windows
Scout Upgrade Pack Unlocks the SE-14C and various Star Cards for your trooper.
Windows
Sharpshooter Upgrade Pack Unlocks the T-21B and various Star Cards for your trooper.
Windows
Survivalist Upgrade Pack Unlocks the CA-87 and DL-44 and various Star Cards for your trooper.
Windows
Ultimate Upgrade Pack Contains all Upgrade Packs. Included with EA Play.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Battlefront\settings\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1237980/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use borderless mode to fix crosshair position.[5]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 110° (vertical). See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low to High FXAA, TAA and resolution scale for SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
SWBF Cinematic Tools can also be used to override FOV.
Higher FOV values slow mouse movement. In addition, each vehicle has its own custom FOV modifier, which is a multiplier based on what you set. Due to this some vehicles, most notably the speeder bike are essentially unplayable at high (100-110) FOV values. It's recommended to lower the FOV while playing levels featuring those vehicles. Luckily it can be changed on the fly without a map restart.

Input[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Uses raw input, so you get pure unfiltered mouse movement ignoring any windows settings for acceleration as well.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only presets
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
See here if volume is too low
Surround sound
Up to 7.1. Dolby Atmos support over HDMI[6] (requires Dolby TrueHD capable GPU and Dolby Atmos receiver[7])
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Network (EA Account) settings.
Network (EA Account) settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Use the splitscreen mod.[8]
LAN play
Online play
40 Co-op, Versus
Co-op limited to 2 players.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Supported. No player run servers, EA's network only.[9] No Server Browser.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Star Wars: Battlefront(2015).
vorpX
2D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Note:Game has not yet reported to be 3D with vorpx.

Issues fixed[edit]

Black-Screen and Crash on Startup ("Star Wars Battlefront has stopped working")[edit]

The game seems to be very specific about sound requirements.
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Manage Audio Devices.
  2. Select your speakers from the Playback tab and click Properties.
  3. Under Advanced, set your sound quality to at least 16 bit, Studio Quality.

Volume is too low[edit]

Edit config file[10]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ProfileOptions_profile file in text editor.
  3. Find GstAudio.Volume 1.000000 line.
  4. Set it to higher value such as 2.000000 or 3.000000 (which are 200% and 300% of in-game volume respectively).
  5. Save the file.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok

Console commands[edit]

Launch console with ~.
You can have these commands run automatically, whenever you start the game, by entering them in user.cfg in <path-to-game> (the file won't exist by default, you can create it through Notepad and save as a .cfg file).
Parameter Description
PerfOverlay.drawFPS 1 Show FPS counter
PerfOverlay.drawGraph 1 Show performance graph
GameTime.maxVariableFPS # Limit frame rate (where # is a positive number
RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 1 Enable Triple-Buffering (only recommended if Vsync is on)
RenderDevice.RenderAheadLimit 1 Force rendering only 1 frame ahead (can remove stutter, default value is 3)
Screenshot.Render Take a screenshot (into %USERPROFILE%\STAR WARS Battlefront\settings\)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-6300T
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11.0 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  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>/1237980/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1237980) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References