Even though Star Wars: Battlefront has only been launched a few days ago, it looks like modders are already hard at work trying to make this game better or at least more exciting to play. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, not just because we’re talking about a Star Wars game, but because Battlefront was one of the most anticipated games of the year. The very first modded match for Star Wars: Battlefront was recently showcased by a YouTube user named “NoFaTe,” and it ran on a custom dedicated server. The main modifications included jetpacks with increased range as well as unlimited hitpoints for players.
However, the mod’s creator has revealed that he doesn’t plan to release anything in the near future, as the entire project was only made for fun’s sake. That being said, it’s also worth noting that this very special match of Star Wars: Battlefront was plagued by quite a few important bugs, especially as far as the AI is concerned.
“Even though mostly everything seems to work fine, the AI is relatively broken when running a co-op map off-of a dedicated server (but at least it’s not as broken as it used to be in older Frostbite iterations.) A sad change, was the addition of that gray filter when out-of-bounds, which I didn’t get to remove since I wanted to get this video out as soon as possible.”
Have a look at the following video if you want to see the mod in action.
If some of you were hoping to play Star Wars: Battlefront in split screen mode on the PC, I’m afraid that I have some disappointing news. Based on a series of new FAQ notes released by DICE and Electronic Arts, the upcoming Star Wars game will not feature split-screen support on the PC even though its console versions will boast this feature. It’s hard to tell exactly why the developers chose this route, but it may be because they thought that PC gamers would not have much use for this particular gaming mode. Nevertheless, it’s still a sting for some PC gamers out there, but hopefully it won’t affect the game’s popularity too much.
The FAQ notes also state that players will not gain career multiplayer experience by playing Missions. Instead, they will get credits that will be used to purchase unlocks. The developers also wanted us to know that we won’t be able to control Y-wings, and they also shed some light on a new gaming mode named Walker Assault.
“In Walker Assault, vehicles are tied to the power up system. When you find a vehicle power up on the map, you will need to activate it, which immediately spawns you inside the vehicle. Vehicle power ups specifically must be used within a certain amount of time. This is a design decision to allow more equal distribution of the vehicle power ups amongst all players.”
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