This month’s Star Wars Battlefront II update will finally introduce the long-awaited squad system improvements.
“A mantra while developing the improved Squad System has been to enable play with others in a more meaningful way. So, what exactly do we mean by that? The essence of it is to make it easier to stick together and battle as one unit,” developer DICE wrote. “Attacking, defending, and capturing objectives is more effective, and arguably more enjoyable, if you’re doing it together. Adding the ability to spawn on squad members allows you to regroup much faster, and it ultimately supports your joint effort in dominating the battlefront.
“In the multiplayer modes of Star Wars Battlefront II, you’re always playing in a team. This update is all about encouraging playing as a team.”
This improved squad system will finally allow players to spawn on their squad mates, eliminating the run back into the action upon death. Players will be able to spawn on a teammate who is not “under an immediate threat.”
“With players spawning closer to the action and objective, we’re aware that game balance will be impacted. An important note is that continuous tweaking related to the feature will occur as we gather feedback and analyze game data and player behavior,” DICE adds.
In other news, DICE recently released an updated roadmap for the game that confirmed the introduction of General Grievous in October, with Obi-Wan Kenobi following November, and Count Dooku and Anakin Skywalker being made available this winter.
Star Wars Battlefront II is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.