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The Rise Of Skywalker Heads To Star Wars Battlefront II This December

by Andrew Reiner on Aug 21, 2019 at 01:58 PM

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DICE continues to update Star Wars Battlefront II in big ways. Along with Felucia being added as a large-scale map in September, fans who stuck with this multiplayer experience can look forward to The Rise of Skywalker content in December – likely lining up with the launch of the film on December 20.

Much like Lucasfilm keeping the contents of this final installment in Rey's trilogy under lock and key, DICE can't reveal what players can expect, just that it's based on the film.

If you jump into the game for the Rise content when it hits, you'll find a host of other things have been added, such as a new four-player co-op mode that pushes your team to complete objectives, both for the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance. These missions unfold on Felucia, Geonosis, Naboo, Kamino, and Kashyyyk – the prequel trilogy planets.

Those same five environments will be used again for another new mode called Instant Action, a single-player experience set on large-scale maps. You'll be able to play through these modes using the new Clone Commando. Through October and December, players can also expect another special event (which is currently unknown), and new appearances.