Star Wars Battlefront II: What new characters can we hope to see?


With the recent addition of General Grievous to Star Wars Battlefront II, what other characters might we see in the video game?

Star Wars Battlefront II is rumored to gain a couple of popular Clone Wars characters in the form of Padme and Ahsoka, according to While this is not confirmed so far, it seems highly likely that both women will join the game.

Several Clone Wars characters have been making their way into the Battlefront franchise, the most recent being General Grievous, who has kicked off the flood of prequel-era characters who will soon be at the players’ disposal. However, I personally do not expect the newest update to be the last batch of characters we see join the game.

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So far, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku are confirmed to join Grievous in Battlefront II, but if the rumors about Padme and Ahsoka are true, then we can expect many more recognizable Star Wars affiliates to appear as well.

I expect a wealth of Clone Wars characters to come in future updates, and possibly other characters we would have never expected to see again.

While the pending update is undoubtedly Clone Wars themed, I wouldn’t be surprised if more diverse characters joined the game. Here are a few options I think would make excellent additions to Star Wars Battlefront II, and I would love to see many more iconic faces be acquired to the game.

Mace Windu

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A major theme of the newest update seems to be the Clone Wars, and that would not be complete without Mace Windu. Windu is a fan-favorite character who has been surprisingly omitted from the reboot of Battlefront 2, and I fail to see why that is.

However, with all of the key players from the prequel trilogy seemingly being included, Mace is sure to come along with them. He is an extremely powerful Jedi who is bound to be used by a lot of players, and I am certain his skill set will be positively reflected in the game.

Poe Dameron

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Rey, Kylo Ren and even Finn have all joined Star Wars Battlefront II already, but for some reason Poe Dameron has been left out. It’s fitting that you are able to fly as the best pilot in the galaxy, but Dameron has been absent from ground combat thus far. This makes a little sense, as Poe has never really been involved in a blaster battle out of the air, but his character traits are easily transferable.

He’s a dead-eye rogue, much like Han Solo, and could be given similar skills to that of the late smuggler. While I’m not sure if anyone is itching to take Poe into combat, it makes sense to complete the trifecta of new trilogy stars, and Battlefront II should strive to have as extensive of a roster as possible.

Qui-Gon Jinn

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Qui-Gon hasn’t been in the spotlight since The Phantom Menace came out, but he still had a huge influence on the plot of the prequel trilogy. The Clone Wars update seems a little shallow so far, but adding another Jedi would be sure to up the ante of the whole DLC.

I would imagine Qui-Gon having the same kind of abilities Yoda possess in the game, but being much easier to navigate as opposed to the pint-sized Jedi Master. Adding Jinn into the game would be new territory for the entire Battlefront franchise, and that is something sure to excite the hardcore fans.


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Fans may remember Starkiller from the hit game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, but he has been all but forgotten since then. This may be a chance to change that. Starkiller is a character many fans still have strong feelings towards, and having him enter this game could be a huge event.

This announcement would come as a huge surprise to every Star Wars fan, and Starkiller’s Force powers would make for some beautiful destruction in online matches.

Darth Bane

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While Darth Bane was around during the Clone Wars, he wasn’t featured much on the series. However, that should not stop EA from considering him for the game. Darth Bane is one of the baddest, most respected Sith Lords of all time, and making him a playable character would be an epic experience. Having a character as powerful as Emperor Palpatine, but with the ability to move much faster and use a unique Force skill set sounds like a dream come true to me.

Who do you want to see in Battlefront 2? Let me know in the comments!