The Battlefront 2 Season 2 patch notes have been detailed by developer DICE, giving players an in-depth look at the upcoming Solo season. The list of changes is huge, but the significant improvements include the new Jabba’s Palace location, a new permanent game mode called Hero Showdown, and a Custom Arcade mode.
Read up on the full list of Battlefront 2 Season 2 patch notes below:
Battlefront 2 Season 2 Patch Notes:
HEROES AND VILLAINS
Captain Phasma Captain Phasma’s STAFF STRIKES should be easier to hit and chain to an enemy. Since it’s easier to connect now, we needed to remove some advantages on the two first strikes. We will still be keeping the incentive to land all 3 strikes as each strike is more powerful than the previous one. We’ll monitor if it feels strong enough, but Captain Phasma should be much more enjoyable to play.
Added the closing functionality to all Phasma’s staff strikes
Reduced the damage of the first strike from 150 to 120
Removing the push effect on the two first attacks
Captain Phasma’s FIRST ORDER SENTRY DROID now progressively self-repairs after 6 seconds of not taking damage, instead of instantly repairing
Luke did not feel as in control of his lightsaber as he should since he has slightly slower swings than some other lightsaber users. We’ll look at improving the damage if the current buff doesn’t prove to be enough for him but we’d like to see the results of these changes.
Reduced the cost of melee for Luke increasing his max amount of swings from full stamina from 8 to 10
This is the first change to add different damage values for Heroes and other Units. It felt like Luke was the perfect Character to start with as both Push and Repulse were very weak against non-Hero enemies. The base damage of both abilities still needed to be improved for combat against opposing Heroes.
Added non-Hero specific damage to Luke’s PUSH at 150
Increased PUSH damage to Heroes from 65 to 90
Added Non-Hero specific damage to REPULSE at 130
Increased REPULSE damage to Heroes from 50 to 75
Players can now move a few frames earlier after using the Dash ability
The Defender Pistol Alt-fire was too damaging for the short charge up time and getting hit by it from afar was very frustrating. This is a first pass on balancing; we’ll see how it changes her efficiency as we’d still like her to be a great ranged defensive character.
Reduced the Defender Alt-fire damage from 175 to 145
Reduced Leia’s Defender Alt-fire explosion radius from 2 to 1 meters
Reduced Leia’s Defender Alt-fire targeting angle from 3.5 to 2 degrees
Corrected text on Leia’s “Relentless Firing” Star Card that referred to bullets instead of blaster bolts
Leia now receives the proper amount of health from the “For the Rebellion” Star Card
Fixed an issue when the Defender didn’t play the fire animation as it fired
Palpatine’s sustainability was way too high with both his health regeneration and the Lightning Absorbtion Star Card. His health regeneration was higher than melee characters and for a range character (even if closer than blaster users) that let him not care much about taking damage.
Reduced health regeneration from 300 to 250
Lightning Absorption Star Card
The health regeneration on the Lightning Absorbtion Star Card was too high. especially when hitting grouped-up troopers. With this change we want Emperor Palpatine players to care more about their positioning and rely less on easy regeneration.
Reduced amount of health regenerated by the Lightning Absorption Star Card by 5 on all rarities
Dual Hand Lightning
Dual hand lightning had the same angle as the single hand one and it was way too easy to deal heavy damage on enemies without having to target them.
Reduced the targeting angle from dual hand lightning from 14 to 10
Pulling the trigger on the X8 was quite high for a light pistol, we reduced it to give the weapon a lighter feel on consoles.
Reduced weight to pull the trigger of the X8-Night sniper from 70% to 50%
Han Solo can no longer throw multiple Detonite Charges while being hit by a lightsaber
The Shield Sustain Star Card now activates for the proper amount of time
Sound properly plays when dodging again
Lightsaber Air Attacks
Fixed an issue where lightsaber wielding heroes could damage a deflecting hero by attacking while airborne.
Now lightsaber heroes get staggered when attacking a deflecting character while airborne.
Lightsaber DamageWith the short damage delay, lightsaber attacks felt better for the attacker but not for the player receiving the damage. We’ve increased that delay slightly in an attempt to get the best result for both players.
Increased lightsaber damage delay from 0.06 to 0.09 seconds
CLASSES, SPECIAL UNITS, & VEHICLES
We’re aware of the stuns locks from lightsabers and we wanted to make the dodge stronger without making it as strong as it was before.
With this change, we are first unifying the dodges. Some characters, like Yoda, didn’t have the same speed and distance for their dodge and that put them at a high disadvantage. All of the dodges for force users are now similar and all dodges for blaster users are the same.
The second part was to get away from stuns locks. To that effect, you are now unstaggerable and immune to melee damage from the start of the dodge (It was a few frames in from before). This is a shorter time than it was on release (it was the whole animation back then) but still enough to feel that you can avoid being damaged.
Please feedback on this change as we’re hoping it will improve the fighting experience while not lowering the lightsaber efficiency too much.
Unified dodge lengths among Force using characters to 5.5 meters
Unified dodge lengths among blaster wielding characters (Including Troopers) to 4.75 meters
Dodge now makes characters unstaggerable from the first frame and for a longer time.
Dodge now makes characters immune to Lightsaber, melee, or Phasma’s Staff Strikes damage while unstaggerable (first frames of the animation)
There was a few frames in the animation that felt static and where it felt like the characters could start moving. As such we’ve allowed movement and dodge earlier in the staggered animation after hitting a blocking lightsaber.
Fixed a visual issue with how the Flame Trooper’s Flame Grenade was exploding
Using the FORTIFY ability will no longer disable idle animations
Fixed an issue with the AT-ST having their lights on even when it was sunny
GAME MODES AND LOCATIONS****GALACTIC ASSAULT
Fixed an issue where the player was able to use the LUIV beyond Phase 1 on Starkiller Base
Fixed an issue where the Ion Grenade exploded in mid-air before reaching the AT-AT or MTT
Removed a spawn location that was outside the combat area on Yavin 4
HEROES VS VILLAINS
Fixed an issue where both factions spawned in the same spot on the Death Star
Fixed an issue where Rebel Heroes spawned outside the combat area on the Death Star II
Defeated and rank-up text should no longer overlap in Starfighter Assault
Fixed an issue where the camera got stuck after the player respawns as a Bomber
Fixed an issue where the shuttle did not touch down on the ground
Fixed an issue with respawning if the player restarted while outside the combat area
Fixed an issue where players wouldn’t respawn as an Ewok after being killed by a trap
Fixed an issue where incendiary grenades would sometimes not light up the surrounding area
Tweaked the flash light to make it easier to see pickups
Fixed a visual artifact that occured while using the flash light
Fixed an issue where the Enforcer’s Star Cards would appear when spawning as an Ewok
Fixed an issue where Ewok Hunt timed challenges where not shown in the end of round screen
The audio for “Enemy Down” is now properly localized in Ewok Hunt
Fixed a lighting issue on Naboo
Improved collision on Bespin
Improved collision on Death Star II
Improved collision handling in Kashyyyk
Fixed visual artifacts on Endor
Fixed a lighting issue on Crait
Improved some visuals on Crait
Improved collision detection on Crait
Improved camera handling on Crait
Improved collision detection for AI on Yavin 4
When Luke is wearing his Hoth Appearance the weapon icon will now showcase the proper lightsaber
Polished the Aqualish appearance
Polished Kylo Ren’s “Scarred” appearance
Polished Ewok animations
Polished Twilek animations
Polished Han Solo’s animations
Polished Lando’s animations
Polished Quarren’s animations
Tweaked in-game messaging for elimination and assist messages to make them more distinct
Milestones & Challenges
Fixed an issue with Trooper Milestone “Stay True” not tracking properly with usage of the “Hardened Infiltration” Star Card
Darth Vader’s “All Too Easy” Milestone should now progress properly
Fixed an issue where the Arcade Milestone “The Force is with You” remains stuck with the yellow check mark after completion
Fixed an issue with the progress bar for the “EHDA YUHYI EEDEEZA” milestone
Various challenge bug fixes
Fixed an issue where the game would freeze if you had too many unopened Crates when launching the game
Fixed an issue where the player could not see what was in the “Troopers Victory Crate”
Fixed an issue with the Leia Organa’s “You Have Your Moments Emote Crate” not being retroactively granted after the Progression Update
Fixed an issue in the end of round screen where the player is not informed that they have already reached the maximum Class Rank on a Class that they played in the previous round
Tweaked the AT-AT’s Orbital Strike to make it easier to use
Fixed a bug where no audio would play for a few seconds after skipping the intro logos
Improvements to Ansel integration
Fixed an issue with the Milestone tile in Home
Fixed an issue where the confirmation button would have no description when highlighting the Milestone tile
Fixed an issue in the end of round screen where it would appear you are rewarded with a Skill Point even if you had reached the max amount
Various crash fixes
Enabled LogiTech LED Extension