Putting in a Star Wars Battlefront 2 pre-order? Make sure you buy the right edition.
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date lands in November for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The game will likely come to the new Xbox One X 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 series of games and some of you might be tempted to pickup a copy ahead of its release date.
Today we want to go over each of these Star Wars Battlefront 2 editions and help you make the right choice ahead of its official release in the fall.
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 right away 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.
You’ll be able to unlock the extra content from the Deluxe Edition by playing the game but it’s unclear how long it will take to obtain these extras.
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.
Battlefront 2 Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition Figure Bundle
GameStop is also selling the Deluxe Edition with a 6-inch Battlefront 2 Inferno Squadron Agent Figure bundled in. It’s a GameStop exclusive. The bundle costs $102.99 and it’ll be out on November 14th.
The only people who should pre-order this bundle are buyers who absolutely know they want the collectible for their kids or for themselves.
If you’re on the fence, it might be a good idea to go hands-on with the figurine before you buy.
If you own a Windows PC and a console (PS4/Xbox One) and you’re interested in the co-op 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.
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 arrives.
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.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta
DICE has promised a Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The beta, which kicks off this fall, will be open to everyone. That said, if you put in a pre-order, you’ll get early access to the beta’s content.
The early access extends to pre-orders for the standard version and the Deluxe Edition so make your choice based on the beta and its release.
Pre-Order If You Want the Earliest Battlefront 2 Release Date
If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 before the official release date you'll want to put in a pre-order for the game.
There are three Star Wars Battlefront 2 release dates. One is November 17th. This is the game's global release date for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC and it's the release date you get with the standard version of the game.
Another release date lands on November 14th. If you want to start playing the game three days before everyone else, you'll need to pre-order the $80 Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition before the 14th.
EA Access (Xbox One) and EA Origin (PC) subscribers who pre-order the game will get access to the game on November 9 with EA's Play First Trial.
If you want to get a head start ranking up your character, learning about the new weapons, new characters, new modes, and new maps, a pre-order is probably the route you'll want to take.