Star Wars: Battlefront’s Latest Update Brings Balance To the Force

by Robert Workman

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Even though it’s all finished up with content releases (including last month’s Rogue One: Scarif pack), Star Wars: Battlefront is still getting plenty of updates, as things are being balanced out with this month’s recent additions.

The team at DICE detailed the changes in the new patch for the game, and while they are a bit on the technical side, they do, ahem, bring balance to the Force, including better projectile speed and explosion damage for the TIE Striker and improved performance from the Sonic Imploder.

The full patch notes are as follows:

General

  • General: Various minor UI issues.
  • General: Various lighting fixes
  • General: Various minor art updates on Rogue One: Scarif maps

Game Modes

  • Walker Assault: Fixed a bug where three uplinks could be seen at the same time on Rogue One: Scarif maps
  • Walker Assault: Adjusted all Hero spawn points on Rogue One: Scarif maps
  • Walker Assault: Changed Y-wing timer to 30 seconds on Rogue One: Scarif maps
  • Walker Assault: Adjusted AT-AT health across all maps
  • Walker Assault: Adjusted AT-AT speed on Twilight on Hoth
  • Infiltration: Adjusted playable area during The Approach
  • Infiltration: Fixed an issue where users could not grab another Data tape after using the Jump Pack
  • Hero Hunt: Fixed a bug with the Hero selection screen
  • Heroes vs. Villains: Changed to only 1 set per map
  • Battle Station: R2-D2 ignores benefits from Bacta Bomb and Medical Droid
  • Private Match: Fixed an end of round issue on Infiltration where the U-wing didn’t spawn if switching teams in a 1v1 match

Weapons & Star Cards

  • Sonic Imploder: Fixed criteria for Grenadier Hutt contract regarding the Flash requirement
  • Sonic Imploder: Increased blast radius from 2 to 4 meters
  • Sonic Imploder: Increased explosion damage from 90 to 100
  • TIE Striker: Raised projectile speed from 800 to 1000 meters/second
  • TIE Striker: Increased explosion damage from 5 to 10
  • A-180: Fixed a rare bug where users could be spawned with their regular Star Card primary hand instead of the A-180 module

Heroes

General

  • Most stuns will be prevented for 2 seconds after a Hero has been stunned once. This doesn’t apply to specific stuns like Force Choke and Force Push

Bossk

  • Reduced Microgrenades inner radius from 3 to 2.5 meters
  • Reduced Microgrenades radius from 5 to 4 meters

Chewbacca

  • Increased Roar recharge time from 28 to 35 seconds
  • Decreased main projectile Explosion damage from 45 to 38

Darth Vader

  • Can now use his Saber Throw and Heavy Strike when Force Choking
  • Increased Trait radius from 10 meters to 15
  • Trait no longer affect enemies
  • Trait values now correctly match the UI description, Level 1 20%, Level 2 50%, Level 3 80%

Leia

  • Increased Trait radius from 8 to 13 meters
  • Fixed looping stun animation on Trooper Bane shots
  • Stormtroopers affected by Bacta will now be defeated by Trooper Bane
  • Trait values now correctly match the UI description, Level 1 20%, Level 2 40%, Level 3 60%

Krennic

  • Increased Trait radius from 10 to 12 meters
  • Armor Breaker is applying the armor reduction after the damage is done
  • Reduced Armor Breaker homing capabilities
  • Trait values now correctly match the UI description, Level 1 10%, Level 2 20%, Level 3 40%

Luke

  • Decreased speed at Trait level 3 from 80% to 70%
  • Shield Deflection can now block Krennic’s Armor Breaker ability

Jyn

  • Increased Pistol End damage from 35 to 69
  • Increased Pistol start falloff damage from 40 To 50
  • Increased Pistol end falloff damage from 60 To 70
  • Decreased Rifle configuration Overheat per bullet from 0.068 to 0.055

Lando

  • Will no longer be damaged from his Power Blast Explosion
  • Power Blast now goes on cooldown properly after deactivation

Greedo

  • Stuns Luke out of Block for 2 seconds when shooting him with Slow targeting 

Boba Fett

  • Increased Flamethrower damage against Chewbacca by 50%

Vehicles:

U-Wing: Fixed missile warning issues

Star Wars: Battlefront is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.