Star Wars Battlefront II’s BB-8 update delayed

DICE has announced that the Star Wars Battlefront II update that was supposed to release on January 30th has been delayed.

The developer has been forced to delay the update after discovering a “critical issue” during testing. The update is now scheduled to release early next week.

“During our testing we found a critical issue that means we will be pushing the update to early next week. We already have a new build going through its regular pre-release checks and things are looking positive,” DICE wrote in a forum post. “Unfortunately, this is sometimes the reality in game development where testing continues right up until an update is deployed onto our live servers. Although disappointing, we feel that it is much better that we found the issue now, rather than have it slip through and make it to our live servers.”

As previously announced, the update will introduce BB-8 and BB-9E as playable characters, add the MC85 Star Cruiser and Resurgent-class Star Destroyer to Capital Supremacy, and see Ajan Kloss join Hero Showdown.

“We also have a variety of balance changes as well as fixes and improvements on the way,” DICE added. “Darth Vader will now be able to block while choking, Auto Players will be able to carry out melee attacks, Droidekas receive an increase to their shield health and VO announcers will now mention the era-appropriate heroes that spawn. Finn and Kylo Ren both have new emotes, which you can unlock via new milestones.”

Star Wars Battlefront II is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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