Over the past few weeks, we've learned quite a lot about DICE and EA's second bite of the Battlefront cherry. We know that it probably won't have a season pass, its release date, that its classes will add greater depth to its team play, and we know that its campaign is being penned by Spec Ops: The Line's lead writer Walt Williams.
As Sam details in this month's cover story, that last part is interesting because Star Wars Battlefront 2 features a huge single-player element. Join him as he explores the latest jaunt into the galaxy far, far away to learn if expansive solo play can transform the 2015 original.
Elsewhere inside, Hannah Dwan enrols in a long-serving Jedi Academy roleplaying server that's still active over 13 years since the game's launch, and we chat to Creative Assembly about the new factions heading to the upcoming Total War: Warhammer 2. We take a look at the making of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's much-praised Palisade Bank level; while Tom, Phil and Samuel buddy up in Dawn of War 3's competitive multiplayer for this month's After Action Report.
Previews this month include Tacoma, Total War: Warhammer 2, The Occupation and more. On top of all that, this month's giveaway includes free copies of Constructor and Syberia—collectively worth £14.
Issue 305 is on shelves now and available on all your digital devices from , the and (they may be slow to update—look for Darth Maul et al on the front). You can also order direct from or to save yourself some cash, receive monthly deliveries and enjoy our exclusive subscriber covers. This month's is a total belter:
- Samuel checks out Star Wars Battlefront 2.
- Hannah Dwan meets the long-standing roleplayers of Jedi Academy.
- The making of Mankind Divided’s much-praised Palisade Bank level.
- Colony sims: How to create entertaining chaos in one of PC’s great genres.
- Creative Assembly chats about what's new in Total War: Warhammer 2.
- Bayonetta, Thimbleweed Park, Nier: Automata and more reviewed.
- Tacoma, Total War: Warhammer 2, The Occupation and more previewed.
- Our PC case group test
- And much more!