Star Wars Battlefront February Patch: New Hoth Map & More.

Hoth Night 1February’s Star Wars Battlefront patch has arrived, and with it comes a free new map. Click ahead for details on some of the tweaks that have been made to the gameplay with the new patch.


From Gamespot:

The new Battlefront map is “Twilight” on Hoth; it is now playable on the Walker Assault, Supremacy, Turning Point, Fighting Squadron, Drop Zone, and Heroes vs. Villains game modes. The new mission is called “Survival in the Ice Caves.”

Hoth Night 2Some of the changes to the gameplay experience include a film grain filter, 50% faster loading time for matches, Turning Point mode being added to Tatooine, Hoth, Endor, and Sullust, and various bug fixes. The Battle Of Jakku expansion is now being fully implemented into the game, meaning that new players will no longer have to download it from online stores to play it. For a full list of changes and additions, see here.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

36 thoughts on “Star Wars Battlefront February Patch: New Hoth Map & More.

  • February 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    From this image it looks like the first two dlc characters are… Nien Numb? And….Greedo?? Wait? What?

    • February 24, 2016 at 2:45 am

      If so that is so lazy on their part.

      • February 24, 2016 at 7:55 pm

        Super lazy considering that the heads of the characters are already made in the game and they just have to make a skin for their clothes.

    • February 24, 2016 at 3:14 am

      No, idiot. Those are completely new characters! Shmien Shmunb and Shmeedo.


      • February 24, 2016 at 9:50 am

        I know right?

        Some people.

        • February 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm

          Seriously smh

  • February 24, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I many need to “work from home” tomorrow…

  • February 24, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Only played for a little bit, but the balancing seems much better this time around, and they finally fixed the awing hitbox! Thank god for that!

  • February 24, 2016 at 2:35 am


    • February 25, 2016 at 4:56 am

      You know, I usually poo-poo people posting to say they don’t care one way or another about something but in this case…this is a property I have been pumped for for 10 years now, and I feel exactly the same way. BF was not a complicated formula. There is no way EA should have screwed this up so badly.

      • February 25, 2016 at 5:05 am

        darn tootin

  • February 24, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Star Wars Battlefront is solid but needs more unlockables and weapons.

  • February 24, 2016 at 4:06 am

    This is why i have ZERO respect for this site! promoting this GARBAGE game made by the most shitty publisher ever EA!.How much money do they pay you to promote this crap ? game is shallow turd with no depth,stop trying to fool the lesser smart people into buying this ffs!

    • February 24, 2016 at 4:21 am

      The site’s name is “Star Wars NEWS”. And what is this? Star Wars news. I find your lack of word association disturbing.

    • February 24, 2016 at 5:23 am

      Did you just really use the term “lesser smart people” while trying to insult other people’s intelligence? Nice.

  • February 24, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I know some people love this game others don’t, I personally don’t like this game
    at all. For me it was a big waste of money seeing all you do is run around shooting
    at other players and blowing up stuff. I’ve never liked shooters plus this game has
    no story at all. For me this game became very boring very fast despite new maps
    and skins. I guess I was sucked into buying this game because of the Star Wars .
    theme. On the other hand… I can’t wait for the Star Wars Lego game it looks like
    a lot of fun. = )

    • February 24, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Totally agree! I enjoyed the game, for about 3 weeks, then I got bored and gave up.
      The fact that it has no story is unforgivable – no story, in a STAR WARS game!? That was a serious blunder if you ask me. No matter how many patches they release, they’re not going to fix that

    • February 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Yeah, gameplay is too shallow to keep me involved. Lost me before X-mas. I still have it, but after a round or two, I’m finished with it.

    • February 24, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      I completely agree, I really find the shooting aspect of star wars very boring. I would rather play as a jedi but the thing is the game doesn’t have enough jedi cos it doesn’t include the prequels or the clone wars

      • February 24, 2016 at 7:53 pm

        They said from the games announcement that it was only going to be OT stuff in the game and then you’re disappointing there aren’t enough Jedi? huh?

    • February 24, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      You don’t like shooters and you buy a shooter game. So even if the game had story you still wouldn’t like it. Seems like you set yourself up to be disappointed regardless of how good the game was.

      • February 24, 2016 at 9:48 pm

        WOW! I didn’t know you were a mind reader!! Can you also tell the future?? If so will Rogue One & Episode 8 be any Good??

        • February 26, 2016 at 2:23 am

          You did set yourself up for that response though right?

          “I don’t like shooters”

          Buys one. Then moans about something he doesn’t like but bought anyway. Fail.

          Tries to cover up own mistake with sarcasm. Fails again.


          • February 26, 2016 at 8:54 am

            so I take it you can’t see into the future or read mind?

  • February 24, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    My kids enjoyed the game for about 3 days and are now bored with it. This game only needed a reboot of Battlefront 2 and would have been wonderful!

    • February 24, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      People would have cried about a lack of originality though….

  • February 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I hope Battlefront provides a solid foundation for a real game in the near future, to be sold separately, of course. ;P

  • February 24, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    its a ok game. it could have been done much better. im level 25 and pretty much unlocked all the stuff i wanted. it needs to have qway more customization and unlocks to keep you playing. also the lack of single player and space battles was the biggest letdown. next months DLC is going to add more heroes and villians but they should add the force awakens material in too

    • February 24, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      we really need TFA in there somewhere and a lot more customization. all as free dlc though as these are things that should be there already. as you said, the game is ok.

      • February 29, 2016 at 4:18 am

        Exactly. I hope the March DLC is free

  • February 24, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    At first I was really bummed that there wasn’t much of a story for this game but the multiplayer sucked me in. I normally hate online multiplayer like COD or Halo but this was just so much fun. And visually the environments make it look and feel like you are in Star Wars. EA continues to support by giving on Free DLC which is great. I haven’t bought the paid DLC (at least not yet bc I don’t buy things unless I know exactly what I am going to get) but the more than can pack in here the better. I’ve had more fun playing this than I ever had playing Knight of the Old Republic. People need to understand what the game is and what it isn’t. It isn’t going to be whatever predetermined thing you want it to be. Is it a perfect game?Definitely not. Is it a game I am still getting enjoyment out of at Level 38? 100%

  • February 24, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I just want bot support for private matches and off-line play so I can play with my friends and family as we did with both prior BF games. I don’t need a campaign and would be alright without Galactic Conquest if we could set up our own private playlists with bots or we could play with bots off-line. Sorry, it’s just not battlefront without bots and without vehicles being on-ground…

    • February 25, 2016 at 4:53 am

      Too right. And if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, why in hell are vehicles power-ups rather than spawned at logical points on the map?

      • February 25, 2016 at 8:31 pm

        Yep. It’s more of a Star Wars skinned “Battlefield:Arcade” than it is Battlefront. Plus, the excuse for them to ignore everything but the OT being “to preserve canon” is BS and an insult to the fanbase. Dice made it clear during development they were OT purists, which is why we aren’t getting prequel content and why Palpatine doesn’t have a lightsaber, which I *get* even if I don’t agree with it. But they didn’t need to take such huge steps backwards. The game feels incomplete compared to ANY shooter over the last decade at least, if not longer.

        The map selection and gameplay decisions would have been outdated and archaic a decade ago. It was a forced and rushed dev cycle to make sure the game released prior to the movie which apparently took a huge toll on the end product. I have the season pass, bought early because I figured that they would iron out the BS, based on their history with Battlefield. But I don’t see myself picking the game back up at this point without some severe changes to the structure as a whole, weapons being balanced back to being useful and not being nerfed into useless piles of shit, and the ability to play private matches with my brothers and friends filled out with bots. Pure PvP is NOT Battlefront. Waves of mediocre AI being thrown at you while getting into shootouts with friends is what Battlefront is about. Unfortunately we’ll probably never get a “real” Battlefront experience again though.

        • February 27, 2016 at 3:58 am

          I watched 10 minutes of video from the new Hoth twilight map, which confirmed everything I feared about this game. Spawn well behind the action, run run run to where some shooting is happening, get killed within the first 10 seconds, shot by someone you never saw. Spawn behind the action, run run run, die within 10 seconds, killed by some guy you never saw. Rinse, repeat. It LOOKS spectacular, but the gameplay was absolute shit

          • February 27, 2016 at 4:14 am

            Yep, I’ve taken to throwing in Battlefront 2 when I feel the need to murder clones or rebels anymore. The game made me want to play more Battlefront, which is what it’s supposed to do I guess, it just didn’t make me want to play *IT*.

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