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Star Wars Battlefront receives 8GB patch ahead of DLC launch



The new update will prepare for the Outer Rim expansion, as well as adding a variety of new tweaks and fixes.

Even if you don’t intend to play Battlefront’s latest DLC, you still have a colossal update to look forward to (hooray!).

Players can download the update today, and it weighs in at 8GB across PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The patch will also introduce a bunch of free content, including a spectator mode, Hutt’s Contracts and an increased level cap for online multiplayer.

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You can check out the full list of patch notes below:

Additional content/functionality

  • Outer Rim: Now available for Season Pass owners
  • New Feature: Hutt Contracts add a new way of obtaining Weapons and Star Cards
  • New Feature: Spectator Mode introduces a way to watch Private Match games with a variety of camera angles and the ability to swap between players quickly
  • Multiplayer Menu: Redesigned the screen to facilitate players being able to get into a game mode more quickly and easily
  • Multiplayer: Teams will now re-balance when transitioning between maps
  • Teamplay Focus: New feature in which an objective can be highlighted by each player to highlight where players are heading; press X (Xbox One), Square (PlayStation 4), or E (PC)
  • Ranks: Increased Rank cap from 50 to 60
  • Scoreboard: Added icons for playing as a Hero, playing in a vehicle, and player ping
  • Scoreboard: Rearranged Score to be the first column represented
  • Scoreboard: Faded player row to signify when a player has been defeated
  • Combat: Added combat roll to non-Hero characters; strafe and double tap B (Xbox One) or Circle (PlayStation 4), for PC strafe and press Alt (can be rebound)
  • Partner: The Partner Icon will now be visible on screen at all times
  • UX: The currently selected Trait card is now shown in the deploy screen
  • Credits: Updated Game Credits list

Weapon and Star Card changes

  • New Weapons: The DL-18 and the DLT-19X can be obtained via Hutt Contrats
  • New Powerup: The T-7 Ion Disruptor has been added to the powerup pool
  • General: Triggering a card right before death will no longer result in an effect not triggering and the card going on cooldown
  • Bodyguard: Corrected the Level 3 description from “Decreases explosive damage by a high amount AND blaster damage by a small amount” to “Decreases explosive damage by a medium amount AND blaster damage by a small amount”
  • Survivalist: Corrected the Level 3 description from “Health regeneration starts much faster AND replenish a small amount of health with each kill” to “Health regeneration starts faster AND replenish a small amount of health with each kill”
  • Bounty Hunter: Corrected the Level 3 description from “High chance to get a Power-up with each kill AND resets cooldown with each kill” to “Medium chance to get a Power-up with each kill AND current cooldowns decreases with each kill”
  • Bounty Hunter: Modified drop chances and cooldowns – Level 1: 25% Drop chance, Level 2: 50% Drop chance, & Level 3: 50% Drop chance AND 75% cooldown on each kill
  • Shields: Personal Shield, Squad Shield, & the Blaster Cannon will now deflect and absorb most forms of projectiles; exceptions being the Cycler Rifle, Scatter Gun & Proximity Bomb
  • Shields: When Personal Shield is active, the player is unable to fire weapons and throw grenades, but can still deploy droids, turrets, & call in Heroes and vehicles
  • Bowcaster: Updated damage to be consistent across all 3 charge levels – Projectile damage is now 40, Explosion damage is now 33, & the Explosion radius is now 2m
  • Bowcaster: Lowered max hold time from 5 to 3s
  • Bowcaster: Now properly goes on cooldown when firing a shot and then quickly entering a turret
  • Barrage: Lowered fuse timer from 2-2.25 to 1-1.5s
  • Barrage: Decreased inner explosion radius from 3 to 2m
  • Impact Grenade: Increased damage from 90 to 100
  • Impact Grenade: Decreased explosion radius from 2.25 to 2m
  • Ion Grenade: No longer deals collision damage
  • Flashbang Grenade: Added a screenshot component to give it an extra disorienting effect
  • Scan Pulse: Cooldown time increased from 10 to 18s (normal) and 8 to 16s (upgraded)
  • DL-44: Damage decreased from 19 to 13 at a ranges greater than 40m
  • Powerups: Deployed Droids and Turrets will now self-destruct after 20s when the owner is defeated
  • Blaster Cannon: Kills will now count towards leveling Trait Cards
  • Blaster Cannon: No longer takes splash damage from its own shots
  • E-Web: Players now correctly take damage when right up against the barrel of the gun
  • Viper Probe & R5-D4 Droid: Spawn protection decreased from 2 to 0.5s
  • R5-D4: Now shows the correct health bar color for both teams
  • Smart Rocket: No longer fires from the center of the player camera, now from the barrel of the weapon
  • Vehicle Turret: Destroying this will now properly grant you score
  • Jump Pack: Cooldown lowered from 25 to 22 (normal) and from 20 to 17 (upgraded)

Vehicle changes

  • T-47 Airspeeder: Now properly explodes when hitting the ground after a player ejects
  • T-47 Airspeeder: During Walker Assault it is no longer possible to switch Tow Cable targets during the Tow Cable event
  • Speeder Bike: Kills with the cannon are now properly displayed
  • Speeder Bike: No longer takes damage when just outside the edge of the Orbital Strike boundary
  • AT-ST: No longer takes damage from fire
  • AT-ST: Changed the max pitch on the grenade launcher
  • Millennium Falcon & Slave I: Now are immediately destroyed when crashing into the ground while in 1st Person view
  • DF-9: Laser fire is now visible when angling the turret up
  • Y-Wing: Players are now properly notified if they are killed by a Y-Wing

Multiplayer game mode changes

  • General: Misc spawning improvements across various map & mode combinations
  • General: Princess Leia’s Honor Guard and Emperor Palpatine’s Shocktroopers are limited to only 2 spawns during the Heroes vs. Villains and Extraction Game Modes
  • General: Players no longer instantly die during vehicle deployment after having taken damage that would kill them prior to the transition
  • Fighter Squadron: Games will no longer end in a draw when a player that crashes into the ground would have awarded the winning points
  • Fighter Squadron: Vehicles of equal size will now both be destroyed when colliding regardless if one vehicle is shielded
  • Hero Hunt: Redesigned the way in which the new Hero is selected, now the top 3 damage dealers have a chance to be the next Hero – Spin the Wheel!
  • Blast: Re-added Sulphur Fields back into the Blast map rotation
  • Drop Zone: Altered player count from 16 to 12

Mission changes

  • Survival: Stars earned in the Survival in the Ice Caves and Rebel Depot Missions now count towards your total in the social hub
  • Survival: Zoom now functions properly on all maps
  • Survival: The AT-ST during Wave 4 on Hoth will now properly spawn in
  • Split Screen: Player 2 can now see the health of Player 1’s deployed turret
  • Split Screen: Player 2’s Scan Pulse now highlights enemies as expected
  • Hero Battles: Friendly AI tokens will now properly award points to the enemy team during Solo Play
  • Battles: Losing a life in offline Battles is now correctly tracked when winning

Hero changes

  • General: Fixed inconsistencies with blocking blaster fire between active and passive blocking for Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, & Emperor Palpatine
  • General: When blocking blaster fire modified with Explosive Shot or Ion Shot, Luke Skywalker & Darth Vader now deflect and reflect Explosive Shots or Ion Shots back
  • General: Heroes can no longer fire their weapon while melee’ing
  • Darth Vader: Increased health from 1500 to 1650
  • Darth Vader: Block ability time increased from 4 to 8s
  • Darth Vader: Decreased cooldown of Lightsaber Throw from 7 to 6s
  • Darth Vader: Increased distance of Lightsaber Throw by 3m
  • Luke Skywalker: Decreased health from 1000 to 925
  • Luke Skywalker: Slightly decreased running speed
  • Boba Fett: Increased the range at which his blaster damage starts to drop off from 30 to 45m
  • Boba Fett: Increased the range at which blaster damage is at the low end from 60 to 75m

Misc. bug fixes

  • General: Lighting, textures, audio, user interface, text, and collision fixes
  • General: Crash fixes
  • General: Partner and Party connection fixes
  • Map: Removed erroneous Stormtroopers outsider of the playable area from Heroes vs. Villains on Twilight on Hoth
  • Achievement / Trophey: Updated text of Ackbar’s Elite to state “Complete any survival mission on Master without spending a life”

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