Star Wars Battlefront II features a single-player story mode, a customizable character class system, and content based on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi movies.
The game will be heading back to its predecessor’s styles of having campaigns, rather than being focused solely on multiplayer. The game’s singleplayer protagonist, Iden Versio, leader of an Imperial Special Forces group known as Inferno Squad, played by Janina Gavankar, will be participating in the events leading up to The Force Awakens. There will be segments in the campaign where the player will be able to control characters such as Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren.
Instead of the paid Season Pass downloadable content (DLC) seen in the 2015 predecessor, this game is expanded with free DLC provided to all players with a free EA account. Lead actress Janina Gavankar stated that the DLC would be free to all players, using a seasonal structure similar to Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege. There are many playable heroes from each movie era, including: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett, Yoda, Darth Maul, Han Solo, Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, Princess Leia and Captain Phasma; although both Finn and Captain Phasma will be released in a wave of content after the initial release. The planet to be released alongside them is Crait, seen in the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
A tie-in novel, Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, was released on July 25, 2017. Written by Christie Golden, it serves as a direct prelude to the game and follows the exploits of the Galactic Empire’s titular squad as it seeks to eliminate what was left of Saw Gerrera’s rebel cell after the events of the 2016 film Rogue One.
Unlike its 2015 predecessor, it features a story-driven single-player campaign and multiplayer character classes; it also features cross-era characters and locations from the original, prequel, and sequel Star Wars movie trilogies. The game is scheduled to be released worldwide on November 17, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.