Star Wars Battlefront II Features Darth Vader Armed With New Powers

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Darth Vader is coming to Star Wars Battlefront II, because of course he is! This news will come as no surprise to most of you, as what would a Battlefront game be without this iconic dark lord? 

This time around, Darth Vader comes packing some tweaked abilities that makes him a little different to play as. What follows is the official description of what Vader can do in Battlefront II:

Anger fuels the dark side of the Force, and Vader’s rage is nearly boundless. By drawing from his potent fury, Vader can periodically increase both his durability and his damage output, becoming stronger as a battle unfolds. Vader is always dangerous, but when he calls upon his anger, he is nearly unstoppable.

Vader can also attack at range with his lightsaber with a powerful throw, sending the red blade of energy scything through enemy ranks and then returning it to his hand. This allows him to make potent strikes at a distance.

And of course, Darth Vader wields his iconic Force choke, punishing his enemies with a telekinetic attack that lifts them off the ground as it weakens them. The crushing grip of the Sith Lord holds victims in the air, then drops his enemies at a place of his choosing (like a nearby cliff).

Darth Vader was always my number one pick in the original game, so I’m very happy to see his return.

Will you be playing as Vader when Star Wars Battlefront II launches on November 17?

In other Battlefront II news, upcoming balance changes have been detailed. The game’s frame-rate and PS4 Pro graphics have been analyzed. Finally, after hitting the level cap, we put together a Battlefront 2 beta impressions piece

Source: PlayStation Blog EU