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Star Wars Battlefront II gets limited time Ewok Hunt mode from 18th April

It's stormtroopers versus Endor's finest in new nighttime match to be the last team standing

Beneath the evening skies of Endor, the might of the Empire means little to the Ewoks as they fight for control of their home world.

In Ewok Hunt, Star Wars Battlefront II‘s exciting new mode, spears and blasters battle for dominance as a squad of stormtroopers are ambushed by a tribe of Ewoks descending from the trees to channel their hidden fury.

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Available only for a limited time, Ewok Hunt lets you stalk your Imperial enemy under the cover of night, or desperately fight to hold off the pint-sized throngs until you can escape.

The battle begins

In the new mode, you start as an Ewok or in a group of stormtroopers. The ambush begins as the Ewok attacks the unsuspecting stormtroopers, using spears, Wisties, and whatever abilities they can muster to take down the intruders.

Each stormtrooper defeated spawns as another Ewok. If the Empire’s forces have been completely eliminated, the Ewoks win and their celebration can begin.

However, the stormtroopers’ superior training and firepower are more than a match for the frantic Ewoks. Armed with an arsenal of weapons as well as flashlights to cut through the darkness, players must hold back the Ewok ambush if they have a hope of surviving until an extraction team can arrive.

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Crystals return – and some special appearances

Our April update isn’t just about Ewok Hunt. As part of this month’s release, Crystals will return to Star Wars Battlefront II as one of the ways for fans to unlock Appearances, including Endor Leia and Endor Han.

Real-world currency can only be used to purchase Crystals, which are only redeemable for Appearances (learn more about Crystals in our FAQ). Credits are earned through in-game activity and can be redeemed toward Appearances, as well. Over 50 additional Appearances to personalize your units will be made available in this update.

And if you haven’t seen our big Progression update yet, be sure to check it out – you don’t know what you’re missing! It’s already a big hit with players and fans.

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jason-bridges 13 April, 2018 @ 17:19
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Ewok mode sounds fun, particularly the spawning as one when dying as a stormtrooper

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Anyone know how long it’s likely to be active for?

Is this big pile of Bantha dung still a thing?

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You’d be surprised. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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No, not really.

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You don’t ******** learn do you EA?

Remove the damn microtransactions and follow the success of the original games by making them unlockables, not grinding or shortcut purchases.

And why the hell is this a limited time event? It should be in there full stop, the classic did.

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There is no need to remove the MTX now as it is purely used for cosmetic items, no longer altering the game experience for the player.

Also DICE stated on a tweet that the event could become a permanent game mode but they’ll make up their mind after seeing how it ends up going. Considering the fact that there are still only five game modes (I don’t even know if the Jump Pack Cargo is still up but I don’t really care for it as I haven’t touched the game since mid January) why would DICE even have made those modes limited time?

But then they would claim, “We’ve made that decision so we can keep players engaged and bring back a lot of the player base who haven’t touched the game in 3 to 4 months.” Also DICE seems to think that this will increase the Battlefront 2 server traffic though let’s not forget that most people will have already moved on to Fortnite instead.

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Microtransactions for cosmetic items aren’t needed either, EA aren’t some struggling indie developer. But this is what they were aiming for. It used to be all microtransactions cosmetic or not were generally considered unacceptable a few years ago, but now “cosmetic-only” microtransactions are “okay because at least they’re not as bad as lootboxes”. At this rate lootboxes will one day be considered a normal part of games because “at least they’re not as bad as having to pay for PlayStation Plus to play single-player games”.

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Microtransactions are fine for a free2play game, but when I pay for a full price game, I expect to have full access to all following content and unlocks, not forced to grind out for a long time or either pay extra for a shortcut unlock.

It’s big companies like this that are setting a bad standard for others and ruining gaming as a whole.

Carnivius_Prime 14 April, 2018 @ 17:01
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i wish an army of ewoks would take down the evil empire that is EA.

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I doubt EA will take your comment seriously. Companies these days tend to be very passive to consumers responses that are against an action that company has taken that the customer disapproves on. Or alternatively they will just straight up ignore people’s posts (*cough* Bungie *cough* Destiny 2) but only respond to positive thoughts (that’s if the company is really willing to respond to any posts at all, *cough* PlayStation Now EU blog posts *cough* *cough*).

Carnivius_Prime 15 April, 2018 @ 14:41
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I doubt any company would take my comment about ‘an army of ewoks’ seriously. :P

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This looks great! And nicely different to other modes! :)

I would love to hunt down those little [DELETED]. Pew pew, “this for wrecking jedi”, bang bang, “this for making 8 year old me sad when one of you died”.

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