Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Which Edition to Buy?

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If you’re thinking about putting in a Star Wars Battlefront 2 pre-order make sure you buy the right edition. To help, we want to take you through your options and help you decide which Star Wars Battlefront 2 edition you should buy for Xbox One, PS4 or PC.

Last year, EA DICE confirmed a sequel to Star Wars Battlefront (2015). Earlier this month, the developer confirmed several important Star Wars Battlefront 2 release details and put the game up for pre-order ahead of a release date in November.

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date lands in December for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The game will likely come to Project Scorpio but it’s unclear if DICE has plans for the Nintendo Switch.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 picks up where the 2015 version left off. The game will include an expansive multiplayer mode that spans across several eras of the series. It also features a more robust single-player experience that puts gamers into the shoes of an elite Imperial soldier.

It’s an exciting entry into the Star Wars catalog of games and you might be tempted to pickup a copy ahead of its release date.

You can buy Star Wars Battlefront 2 at several different retailers and if you’ve thought about putting in a pre-order you’ve probably encountered the game’s various editions.

Today we want to go over each of these Star Wars Battlefront 2 editions and try and help you make the right choice.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Standard Edition

The most basic version of Star Wars Battlefront is the standard edition. This version of the game retailers for $60 though you can already find some deals. Amazon Prime and Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked members can take 20% off while EA Origin/EA Access subscribers can take 10%.

The standard version of the game has the cheapest price but it delivers the least amount of content. For $60 or less, you’ll get a copy of the game and if you pre-order, you’ll get some nice pre-order bonuses including Star Wars: The Last Jedi themed looks for Kylo Ren and Rey, an ability modifier that upgrades the Millennium Falcon, and epic ability modifiers for Rey and Kylo Ren.

So who should buy the Star Wars Battlefront 2 standard edition?

  • Newcomers to the Star Wars Battlefront series.

  • Those that don’t have a ton of time to play games.

The standard version is the cheapest, and safest, version of the game.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition

There’s another version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 called the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition. This edition is a little more expensive but it comes with some perks including an early release date and some bonus items you don’t get with the standard version of the game.

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition runs $80, less if you can find a deal, and it nets you some extras.

It includes access to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 on November 14 which is a three-day head start. Those of you buying the standard version of the game can start playing on November 17th.

It also comes with upgraded versions of all four trooper classes (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist), four epic ability upgrades (one for each trooper class), instant weapon unlocks and weapon modifications for each trooper class, exclusive Kylo Ren and Rey-themed looks, epic ability modifiers for Kylo Ren and Rey, and an epic ability modifier for the Millennium Falcon.

So who should shell out the extra $20 for the Deluxe Edition?

  • People who know they are going to invest a ton of time in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

  • People who want to rank up quickly.

  • People that want to play as soon as possible.

  • People that enjoy having more than just the base items/skins unlocked at the start.

Console Exclusive

If you own a Windows PC and a console (PS4/Xbox One) and you’re interested in the single-player portion of the game, you might want to consider buying the console edition.

The console version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 features an offline co-op mode that’s exclusive to the PS4 and Xbox One.

From Microsoft:

Get ready to team up with your friends from the comfort of your couch as the two of you battle across the Star Wars universe. In this mode, you’ll be able to earn customization rewards and bring those upgrades with you to the online multiplayer battleground.

If that sounds at all interesting to you, think about picking up the game for the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.

Digital vs. Physical Edition

You’ll also need to decide between a physical version and a digital copy of Star Wars Battlefront 2. There are advantages, and disadvantages, to both.

If you order the physical version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 you’ll be able to sell it to Amazon or a store like GameStop for credit toward another game. You’ll also be able to sell it for cash via a reseller like eBay or Craigslist.

You’ll also be able to lend your copy of Star Wars Battlefront 2 out to your friends or family members if you start to dislike it or grow tired of the content.

Buying the digital version should allow you to pre-load the game ahead of its release date so that you can play right when the game is released in November.

If you’re the parent of a destructive child, or if you yourself tend to take horrible care of your discs, it might be wise to buy a digital copy.

You should also consider the convenience of a digital copy. If you buy Battlefront 2 digitally, you won’t have to look for and/or pop in the disc every time you want to play. Picking up a digital copy can also help you cut down on clutter.

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