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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has lasers that kick and classes that matter


When Star Wars: Battlefront came out, I could waltz around with the default laser rifle and take out enemies from across the map. Sniper rifles and close range weapons felt too situational, only necessary at specific points. Otherwise, I’d just play my all-around soldier, an average grunt with the hit percentage of a Jedi. In Battlefront 2, the lasers feel like chunky retro future weapons, replete with more recoil, rhythm, and scatter to make them feel like deadly light containers on the verge of exploding at any minute. These lasers don’t go pew-pew, they go BOOSH BOOSH. Or something.

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Official Gameplay Trailer

Whatever a laser and a football tackle sound like combined. During the EA Play event, I got some hands-on time with the multiplayer, specifically on the Theed map set on Naboo from the best Star Wars film, The Phantom Menace. The map changes over time, starting with a slow MTT crawl towards the Theed palace. Destroy that thing and the match ends there. If the MTT breaches the palace walls, the ma

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