4. Jedi Fallen Order and Battlefront content updates
It was a positive year for two of EA’s biggest Star Wars releases yet, Jedi: Fallen Order and Battlefront: II. The former, along with being the second best-selling game in the US in 2020, delivered a surprise content update during the year as well. The single-player story did not go any further, but developers Respawn delivered on meditation training, New Journey+ and fresh cosmetics, headlined by the inclusion of Cal’s inquisitor outfit. It wasn’t anything major, but enough to make me hop back in again. The game’s success also sets up the inevitable sequel bound to arrive in the coming years.
Battlefront II had a whirlwind of a year as well. The story of the multiplayer shooter’s rocky release and incredible comeback sadly culminated in 2020. Despite the game’s resounding success and strong player base, support reached its end after 25 content updates with the Battle of Scarif addition this past April.
Earlier in the year, DICE finished off its Rise of Skywalker content update with the addition of heroes BB-8 and BB-9E. The Age of Rebellion update also released in February, introducing new reinforcements, including the beloved Ewoks, and the popular co-op game mode to the original trilogy.
It was a large mass of content and a journey that I enjoyed every step of the way, but it was disappointing to see it come to an end just as the game was reaching its peak. Hopefully, we get to step on new Battlefronts again in the years ahead.