The Clone Wars are coming to Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Electronic Arts announced at the EA Play event today that the Clone Wars are coming to Star Wars: Battlefront 2. The update will include a improved squad system, a new dogfighting mode, and four new heroes. 

The updated squad system "will allow you to team up much easier and play with your friends," while the new Starfire game mode will be about on dogfights in hero ships. A larger-scale sandbox will put the focus on capturing command posts and attacking and destroying capital ships. Geonosis, where the Clone Wars began, is coming to the game, as are General Grievous, Count Dooku, Obi-wan Kenobi, and—you guessed it—Anakin Skywalker. 

A rollout date wasn't revealed during the event, but EA said on Twitter that it will be out "in the coming months." We'll update as more information becomes available.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.