Electronic Arts and DICE have detailed the pre-order bonuses for Star Wars: Battlefront II, highlighting the game's specials for those who pony up the cash early for the sci-fi shooter game due out this fall.
VG 24/7 did a quick rundown of what you get when you pre-order the different versions of the game. If you pre-order the base $60 version of Star Wars: Battlefront II you'll unlock special skins for Rey and Kylo Ren from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film. Pre-ordering will also unlock new ability modifiers for the Millennium Falcon and a special new ship for the First Order.
If you pre-order the Star Wars: Battlefront II Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition for $80, you'll get everything mentioned above from the base pre-order bonus, as well as exclusive deluxe edition content for all four playable character classes, and three days of early access to the game starting on November 14th instead of November 17th.
There are also four upgrade packs for various in-game items, including an Elite Officer upgrade pack that adds an enhanced grip modification to the new Blurrg-1120 blaster. This also includes a Heavy Metal upgrade pack featuring an FWMB-10 Megablaster along with a barrel modification upgrade and a special shield ability. The fun doesn't end there, though. The deluxe edition also comes with an Armored Assault upgrade pack with a CR-2 rifle, a bonus trigger modification and a special grenade epic ability. The last bonus is a Master Specialist upgrade, which comes with an A280-CFE blaster rifle with a modified scope and a laser trip mine ability.
It's interesting that weapon modifications are being sold as pre-order bonuses. It would seem like this could be considered paying to win.
They haven't yet detailed exactly how many different kinds of modifications will be in the game, and how the weapon setup will work. It sounds as if they're moving Star Wars: Battlefront closer to the likes of Battlefield in terms of weapon modifications and customization.
They also removed the Star Card system, since a lot of people complained about it due to it limiting the way the game could be played.
They didn't mention yet if the game will restore the vehicles to the way they were in the Pandemic versions of Star Wars: Battlefront, but they did bring back Pandemic's class-based system, as evident with the pre-order bonuses.
Additionally, they've also restored the campaign mode, this time following a group known as the Inferno Squad, which takes place between the 30 years of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
They haven't said too much about what other gameplay changes have taken place, but we do know that heroes from the latest three eras of the Star Wars movies will be available in the game, including the Clone Wars, the Galactic Empire, and the rise of the First Order. EA and DICE have yet to say if they will include any of the other eras in post-launch DLC, but they obviously have plans on supporting the game with content from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as evident with the pre-order bonuses.