20 cool things we saw in that Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay demo at E3 2017

Electronic Arts closed out it's EA Play event (aka EA's own private E3 2017 party) with 30 minutes of Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay and... I mean, holy bantha poodoo. There's so much we saw that we had to break it all down into a massive bullet list, and even so we probably didn't hit all the details.

Before we dive in, you can read our impressions of the single-player campaign with its giddying scale and focus on big set-pieces.

Still, please enjoy our observations as we sit back and catch our collective breaths. And check out the latest trailer too...

  • The single-player still looks amazing
  • Sentinels (a relatively new piece of lore) will show up to relay the Emperor's wishes, post-mortem
  • Battlefront community members were invited to test the game out and give feedback ahead of time
  • Splitscreen co-op!
  • Classes will impact not only your weapons and gear, but health as well
  • Classes can be customized, so you're not locked into one loadout
  • You can play as a battle droid! Roger roger.
  • John Boyega dropped in with a special announcement: Finn and Captain Phasma will be playable
  • That weird planet with red dust from the The Last Jedi trailer is also in
  • The game will feature "seasons" of content which will be free
  • All post-launch heroes, maps, and modes: free
  • Seriously. Free.
  • One of the game's maps is Naboo's capital city, Theed
  • Some maps and fights are broken into multiple phases (moving through a city, for example)
  • Vehicles and troops are era-appropriate, ie. Vulture Droids and V-Wings for the prequel era
  • AT-RTs look silly, but are super rad in combat
  • There are no more vehicle tokens spread across the map
  • Players will spend "Battle Point" to play with vehicles and Heroes
  • Which includes Darth Maul, who seems crazy powerful
  • Multiple heroes fighting for one team can be deployed at the same time
  • Heroes are not necessarily restricted by era (meaning you could play as Rey on a prequel era map)
  • Heroes who were also in the first game have new abilities, like Boba Fett's new concussion rocket

Let us know what you think plus anything we missed!

Sam Prell

Sam is a former News Editor here at GamesRadar. His expert words have appeared on many of the web's well-known gaming sites, including Joystiq, Penny Arcade, Destructoid, and G4 Media, among others. Sam has a serious soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.