The original Battlefront 2 multiplayer is back online, and here’s how you can play it

The online multiplayer for the 2005 release of Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been revived on PC complete with crossplay support.

Fans of the beloved sci-fi shooter can now relive epic multiplayer battles for the first time in years across GOG and Steam, thanks to a recent revival by Disney.

Official support for Battlefront 2 was shut down by Gamespy in 2014, although fans have continued to keep it alive with unofficial servers and user-created mods.

Now, a 3.2GB update is available on Steam and GOG that restores server access and allows seamless crossplay between both services.

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To access the newly updated multiplayer all you need is a copy of Battlefront 2 on PC and have the aforementioned update installed.

Star Wars fans are likely pretty eager to whet their appetite with the upcoming beta for Star Wars Battlefront 2 launching later this week. 

Having originally released in 2005 for PS2, Xbox and PC, Battlefront 2 remains a nostalgic classic in the minds of Star Wars fans.

If you’re after something a little more modern, DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 17.

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