Written by: Jon Scarr
When you first start playing multiplayer in Star Wars Battlefront II, you might find yourself dying quite a bit. Battlefront II’s multiplayer has a surprising amount of content and gameplay that you will need to master if you are going to be successful. Here’s 6 Tips to help you dominate in Star Wars Battlefront II.
No need to worry though, I’ve put together six tips to help you dominate in Star Wars Battlefront II multiplayer. In no particular order, here are my six tips.
If you are new to Star Wars Battle Front II, I highly suggest playing the arcade mode before jumping into multiplayer. In arcade mode you can practice your skills as infantry and especially heroes. It takes some time to save up enough battle points on multiplayer for a hero.
So you don’t want to waste it in the first few seconds because you have no idea what you are doing. Additionally, completing arcade missions will give you credits and sometimes loot crates, which can be a massive help when you are just starting out.
Many players believe that Ray’s mind trick ability is overpowered, and I used to agree. If you are not familiar, Ray’s mind trick ability slows your movement, reveres your controls, and cancels out your abilities. However, one thing it does not cancel out is your roll/dash.
Rolling/dashing is by far the best way to escape Ray, as she usually doesn’t expect it. You can do two rolls/dashes in any direction while under her spell. Generally, this will get you out of harms way.
If you have been practicing on arcade and still can’t seem to get enough battle points on multiplayer to get a hero. Or, you can get enough battle points but someone else always takes the good hero that you wanted. Take to the skies in a cheap fighter and gun down enemy craft for loads of battle points.
Some maps such as Kashyyyk and Starkiller Base have tons of AI fighters. Not only do these give you a large amount of battle points when destroyed, their weapons aren’t powerful enough to harm your craft. This makes them very easy targets, even if you are just starting out. It’s possible to earn over 60,000 battle points in one match by using this tactic.
Another fast way of gaining battle points is by activating the double points boost. When activated, you will get double the amount of battle points. You will be able to tell when the double points are activated by looking at the little 2x icon with a half circle around in in the middle lower part of the screen.
You can trigger this by getting kill streaks, not dying, playing close to your squad, and playing the objective.
Just like the previous game in the series, Star Wars Battle Front II has maps with speeder bikes. However, there have been a few changes since the last game. You can now ride speeder bikes if you are a hero, and you can also have up to two people on one speeder bike. When you are playing as the second player on the speeder bike, you have access to a grenade launcher.
Yoda is a very interesting and powerful hero. Although he does not seem like a power hero on Heroes vs
Villains, he is very powerful against infantry on maps such as Galactic Assault. Unlike other heroes, Yoda absorbs enemy fire instead of deflecting them with his light saber. Additionally, when he uses the force push ability, he throws all that fire right back at them.
This usually results in insta-kills, making your job a lot easier. Yoda can also absorb fire from teammates, and throw it back at enemies. Although Yoda can’t block with his light saber, he can deflect enemy fire while using his dash attack. This is a very handy little trick, as you can cover ground quickly between yourself and enemies without loosing too much health.
Unlike many other games, your blaster accuracy is not affected by movement or scoping. You can use this to your advantage as it may save you a few seconds. As we all know, a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death.
Additionally, if you play in third-person, you will gain a significant advantage over those who play in first-person. Playing in third-person give you a much wider range of vision and allows you to see around walls and corners without exposing yourself.
Based in Toronto, Jon is a proud Canadian who loves all things gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been in love with technology and gaming since the days of the Commodore 64. Come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Twitter.