The EA Motive team for Star Wars fans is preparing two free updates that will make Star Warfare more enjoyable by the end of the year. The first one will arrive in Star Wars: Squadrons next week, November 25, and will offer a new multiplayer map.
It will be none other than Fostar Haven, where the prologue of the singleplayer campaign begins at a remote trading station. You will be able to fight on it in both Dogfight and Fleet Battles modes, and you can use both cramped docks and pull your skirmishes out. It will, of course, be adapted for the needs of multiplayer – its events are supposed to take place about four years after the story, when the settlers of Fostar Haven do not trust either the Empire or the New Republic, and have adapted certain defense mechanisms accordingly.
The November update will also offer four new components for your ships. Fighters and bombers receive a booster and prototype piercing torpedoes. Interceptors and fighters will receive ion missiles, and support fighters, namely U-Wing and TIE Reaper, will be able to use antimatter missile missiles.
If you are watching B-Wing from the headline, you will have to wait for it until December. According to EA Motive, you should take it as a Christmas present and at the same time thank all the fans. You will even see the possibility of cosmetic treatment in the variant from Episode VI.
But the Empire will not come short either, its multifunctional TIE Defender will expand its ranks in the December update. However, for multiplayer purposes, both aircraft will not be so strong enough that you can cut the other half with them – the B-Wing falls under the category of bombers, TIE Defender among fighters and does not automatically exceed their category. Of course, you will not be deprived of a few tweaks resulting from their iconic status. TIE has unique shields; The B-Wing has a gyroscopic cockpit and swivel wings.
That doesn’t end the list of Christmas presents for Star Wars: Squadrons. Another element that fans have been calling for since the release was hosting their own matches. This should also be possible soon – two teams with one to five players in both modes, on all seven maps (and possible future ones) with the possibility of modifications.
Of course, there are matches only for guests and friends, but also public, where you can compare forces with unknown opponents. The possibility of starting your own games will also be added to Star Wars: Squadrons in December.