Latest Battlefront II Update Brings Iden Versio’s TIE Fighter, And More, To The Fray

TIE Fighter

The first update of 2018 is here for DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront II and comes with it several improvements to the title with various balancing tweaks, a new game mode to Crait, and brings the TIE fighter used by Iden Versio to the fight.

Of course the biggest update to the game is the TIE fighter used by Iden Versio in the game’s campaign. This advanced ship comes equipped with an afterburner, laser barrage, and dual proton torpedoes. Iden’s ship also has the Inferno Leader ability which marks all enemies in range for allies and effectively makes those targets more vulnerable to all damage.

TIE Fighter

Iden Versio’s TIE/LN fighter

  • Now available as a new Hero Starfighter in multiplayer matches! Iden Versio leads by example from her personal TIE/LN fighter. Custom-built for Inferno Squad, this modified TIE fighter has seen heroic service in the name of the Emperor.
  • Iden Versio’s TIE/LN fighter Abilities:
    • Afterburner – Gives the starfighter a temporary speed boost and breaks enemy missile lock. The Afterburner can be cancelled after a short time
    • Laser Barrage – Charges up a rapid fire barrage which deals high damage
    • Dual Proton Torpedoes – Fires two proton torpedoes which track the locked target and deal high damage
    • Inferno Leader – For the duration of Inferno Leader, all enemies within a radius are revealed to allied players. These enemies receive increased damage from all sources

TIE/LN fighter Star Cards:

  • Engine Heat Dissipator – Decreases the Afterburner cooldown
  • Advanced Torpedoes – Increases Dual Proton Torpedo damage
  • Vengeful Barrage – Increases the damage of Laser Barrage
  • Flight Commander – Increases the duration of Inferno Leader
  • Reinforced Hull – Increases the total health of the starfighter
  • Tuned Lasers – Increases primary weapon damage
  • Advanced Capacitors – Improves the primary weapons resistance to overheating
  • Repair Systems – Reduces the delay before health regeneration begins
  • Elite Pilot – Increases the turn rate of the starfighter
  • Engine Upgrade – Increases the top speed and how quickly the starfighter can accelerate and decelerate

Iden Versio’s TIE/LN fighter Milestones:

  • Rapid Assault – Used Iden Versio’s TIE/LN fighter Afterburner ability 25 times
  • Precision Strike – Achieve 25 Dual Proton Torpedo kills with Iden Versio’s TIE/LN Fighter
  • Hope Cannot Save Them – Achieve 25 Laser Barrage kills with Iden Versio’s TIE/LN Fighter
  • Avenge Our Emperor – Use Iden Versio’s TIE/LN Fighter Inferno Leader ability 25 times

Crait also receives a little love with the addition of the Blast game mode, giving the map a little more variety to its gameplay. The rest of the update can be found below as seen on the EA Stay Wars Battlefront II forums.

Heroes:

Finn

  • Reduced base damage of his EL-16 from 65 to 45
  • Reduced the time before heat cooldown kicks in from 3.5 to 1.5 seconds
  • Reduced damage of each Deadeye shot from 40 to 30

Phasma

  • Reduced the heat generated per shot of her F-11D

Lando

  • Fixed a bug where Maximized Efficiency was not properly granting cooldown reduction

Boba Fett

  • Reduced the damage per rocket of Rocket Barrage from 90 to 78
  • Reduced the inner damage radius for each rocket of Rocket Barrage from 2 to 1.5 meters
  • Reduced the outer damage radius for each rocket of Rocket Barrage from 4 to 3 meters

Classes & Special Units

Wookiee Warrior

  • Reduced Bowcaster center projectile damage multiplier from 1.3 to 1
  • Lowered Bowcaster fall off distance at the start from 20 to 10 meters & at the end from 30 to 25 meters
  • Reshuffled Bowcaster explosion damage and projectile damage to make falloff have higher effect
  • Increased Bowcaster heat per shot

Specialist

  • Reduce size of scope glint
  • Added scope glint to the following long range weapons: EL-16HFE, A-280, Pulse Rifle, and Captain Phasma’s F-11D
  • Reduced heat per shot for the following long range weapons: Valken-38X, E-5S, DLT-20A, DLT-19x, A180, and DLT-19D
  • Increased the bursts per minute of all Infiltration variants from 100 to 130

Heavy

  • Reduced the AOE of Supercharged and Explosive sentry
  • Increased heat per shot for Supercharged Sentry from 0.015 to 0.017

Officer

  • Reduced explosion damage when turret is destroyed by blaster fire from 150 to 25

Weapons:

CR2

  • Lowered start damage from 17 to 16
  • Lowered end damage from 9 to 8
  • Reduced damage falloff end distance from 40 to 30 meters

Barrage

  • Reduced inner blast radius from 3.5 to 2 meters
  • Increased outer blast radius from 5 to 6 meters
  • Increased explosion damage from 55 to 100

Blurrg-1120

  • Reduced falloff start distance from 20 to 15 meters
  • Reduced start damage of Explosive Shot from 29 to 26
  • Reduced end damage of Explosive Shot from 10 to 8
  • Reduced inner blast radius of Explosive Shot from 0.8 to 0.7 meters
  • Reduced outer blast radius of Explosive Shot from 2 to 1.8 meters
  • Reduced accuracy of the final shots when Burst Mod is equipped

Trip Mine

  • Increased the number of mines that can be deployed at the same time from 1 to 2
  • Raised the time until the mines disappeared after death from 5 to 15 seconds

General:

  • Fixed a bug where both the Officer’s Recharge Command and Finn’s Big Deal abilities were not affecting Heroes or Special Units properly
  • Fixed an issue where each sector on the minimap would not light up properly the first time an enemy fired
  • Reduced fade in time for a minimap sector from 0.3 to 0.1 seconds
  • Stability improvements
  • Misc. bug fixing

Will you be using the new hero ship? Let us know your thoughts about the first Battlefront II update of 2018, the addition of Iden’s TIE fighter, and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.

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