Battlefront II infamously dealt with its share of problems and backlash upon its release. After some significant changes over the last two years, You can now purchase the Celebration Edition. Is it worth picking up?
I won’t bother rehashing the problems with Battlefront II upon its initial release. They have been tackled countless times. However, EA deserves credit for sticking with the game over two years later. The holidays brought a new surprise for players with the release of the Celebration Edition.
What is the Celebration Edition?
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Simply put—Battlefront II Celebration Edition is a way to get cosmetics for characters without having to grind with gameplay. Many heroes have additional appearances for which you spend in-game credits to purchase. Credits are awarded by playing the game in any mode. Easy enough right? The only hangup is that legendary or epic tiered appearances cost 40,000 and 80,000 credits respectively. For new players, that’s quite a bit of a grind to get the appearances you want.
With the Celebration Edition, you get 25 appearances, including six legendary 6 for heroes, 125 skins for troopers and reinforcements, over 100 emotes and voice lines, and over 70 victory poses. This rereleased version also comes with the most recent updates, including the recently released The Rise of Skywalker content, and additional forthcoming updates.
Of course, none of this affects the gameplay itself. But ripping Darth Maul as Luke Skywalker in his stylish Yavin Celebration gold jacket just feels right.
Is it Worth Buying?
Battlefront II is in a much better place than when it was released— even IGN was complimentary of the current version. However, the troubled game has gone through a number of price decreases over the last couple of years, hovering around $20 retail for the standard version of the game. The Celebration Edition retails at $39.99 or you can update your already owned game for $24.99.
If cosmetics are your thing— and let’s be honest, customizable appearances are some of the best aspects of multiplayer games— then the Celebration Edition might be worth your consideration. New players can jump right in with most cosmetic features already unlocked. If you already bought the game, I’m not sure if investing another 25 bucks is truly worth it.
If you have already put extensive hours into the game, chances are you have accumulated credits to buy any appearances you like. Battlefront is still a great way to immerse yourself in the Star Wars Universe. I’m glad EA hasn’t given up on the game just yet.
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