DICE has announced that Star Wars Battlefront II‘s Elite Corps update will arrive on August 29th, 2018.
The update introduces new 41st Elite Corps and 327th Star Corps appearances for Clone Troopers. The 41st Elite Corps were “a division of the Republic Army that were involved in many iconic battles during the Clone Wars.” While the 327th Star Corps were led by Jedi General Aayla Secura and took part in multiple battles across the Clone Wars.
These new appearances are priced at 20,000 credits or 500 Crystals each, however, for players looking to save a few credits, all three appearances can be purchased in a bundle for 40,000 credits.
Alongside these new appearances, the Elite Corps update adds the ability to purchase emotes and victory poses for credits or crystals. Hero emotes and victory poses are priced at 2,000 Credits or 50 Crystals each, while trooper emotes and victory poses cost 1,000 credits or 25 Crystals each.
This update also makes Ewok Hunt permanent, adds the Naboo Palace Hanger to Blast and Custom Arcade, introduces a new playlist for prequel era maps, and improves the end of round screen by adding new stat breakdowns.
In terms of future content, DICE revealed that Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker, and Count Dooku will cost 35,000 credits each to unlock once they are added to the game.
“We came to this price by using our in-game telemetry data to determine the speed in which players are earning credits, as well as the average amount of credits that each player has saved up,” the developer explained. “What this tells us is that for newcomers, or players with a credit balance of 0, it shouldn’t take too long to earn the credits needed and for veteran players, you most likely have enough credits already or are very close to reaching that amount.”
Star Wars Battlefront II is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.