Star Wars Battlefront 2 lets you unlock Deluxe Edition stuff just by playing, and more details from the devs

I have good and bad news for folks who are hyped up for Star Wars Battlefront 2 (opens in new tab) after its big reveal at Star Wars Celebration 2017 (opens in new tab) last week. First the bad news: we've officially entered the part of the media cycle where there probably won't be any big reveals until much closer to E3 in June. Now the good news: developers can't help but tease out little extra morsels of information to hungry fans on Twitter.

Here are some notable details I found while trawling the dev team's Twitter replies.

You can unlock Deluxe Edition gear by playing

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You don't have to pay extra for the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition (opens in new tab) if you just want the in-game gear. The special loot can be earned in-game, though you'll still need to pay up to start playing the game three days early.

Star Wars Battlefront will change how reloading works

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Blasters in Star Wars Battlefront (2015) overheat when they're fired for extended periods. It sounds like Battlefront 2 (2017 - and henceforth I'm just gonna call the darn things Battlefront and Battlefront 2) will change up that mechanic a bit without totally swapping it out.

Battlefront 2 will use dedicated servers

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No worries about peer-to-peer connections and laggy hosts messing up your Hoth assault.

It probably won't have Galactic Conquest

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The old turn-based strategy metagame from the original Battlefront series is one of the most common feature requests from fans, but it's not looking promising so far. Maybe in a DLC pack?

You can play as Battle Droids

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Note that the developer didn't tweet this himself, though he did retweet somebody else quoting him, so that's a good sign.

Classes allow for 'drastic' customization

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Instead of building your own loadouts with Star Cards, Battlefront 2 will use a Battlefield-style class system for setting players apart from one another on the, uh, fightplace. You'll still be able to tweak each class quite a bit, though.

Read our full news recap for Star Wars Battlefront 2 (opens in new tab) for more details, and make sure you check out our detailed Battlefront 2 preview (opens in new tab) from Star Wars Celebration.

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.