Electronic Arts announced there will be new special characters in the upcoming Battlefront sequel. You’re probably wondering what are special characters? I mean we already have heroes in the game so aren’t they considered special characters? Well, these new additions will actually fall between the heroes in the game and your normal ground forces.
If you had a chance to play the alpha then you realize that as you kill the enemy you gain battle points. You can use these battle points to purchase things like vehicles, weapon upgrades, and these soon to be special characters. There will be the B2 Rocket Droid, Death Trooper, Flametrooper, and even a Wookie like Chewbacca.
They will give your team an edge when it comes to holding territory or that extra push to break through. The character that you will be able to purchase depends on the era of the trilogy you’re currently playing on. These characters will be powerful against regular ground units but will you run into trouble when battling any hero, like Darth Maul for instance.
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Special characters stand out. They’re a step between troopers and heroes – distinct, powerful game changers. Special characters break stalemates at choke points, leap over enemy lines to launch surprise attacks, and flush foes out of hiding with streams of liquid flame. Alongside vehicles, they’re part of the new reinforcement system, fueling ever-escalating stakes and increasing tension in every battle.
Using Battle Points earned in combat, you can choose to respawn as one of many unique special characters from Star Wars™ lore. Although you won’t wield the raw power of Han Solo or Darth Maul, you’ll be much more than a match for a single trooper, and you’ll continue to earn Battle Points for assists and kills, progressively unlocking even more options to pilot vehicles and become hero characters.
Each special character comes equipped with potent weapons and powerful abilities. Some, like the Clone Jumptrooper can rocket over the heads of enemies to take them from behind. Others, like the Death Trooper can deploy deadly devices like the spectacular Sonic Imploder.
Special characters typically appear on maps where their presence is thematically appropriate. You’ll encounter First Order Flametroopers on Starkiller Base, but you’re not likely to see them on Theed.
Battlefront 2 Special Characters