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As First Order troopers plod toward you across the frozen wastes of Starkiller Base, you’ll sprint from cover to cover, your weapon blazing fire as you evade blaster bolts. Your shots are absorbed by the shield of an opposing heavy trooper. Desperately, you toss a Thermal Detonator just as you're defeated. You both fall, and the stormtroopers advance. But you’re ready to launch a counter-attack.
As the horde closes in, you expend your reserved Battle Points before respawning, and suddenly you’re behind the controls of a T-70 X-wing starfighter. Or a Jumptrooper. Or wielding powers as Rey. The battle has just begun.
Battle Points are an all-new feature in Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II that bring an extra dimension of risks and rewards to the game. Whenever you contribute to your team’s progress in modes like Galactic Assault, you earn Battle Points. Take down a foe? Save an ally? Most actions will net you points that can be cashed in to summon reinforcements, changing the flow of battle. Become the Death Trooper and clear a path through enemies, or leap over your foes as the B2 Rocket Droid.
While you'll usually start out matches as one of the four trooper classes, you'll be able to change things up by respawning as reinforcements. These come in a variety of forms, from vehicles you can pilot like the V-wing starfighter or thundering AAT, to special characters like the Clone Jumptrooper and B2 Super Battle Droid. You're even able to earn Battle Points when controlling vehicles or playing as special characters, continuing to grow your reserve.
You can also cash in larger sums to become Star Wars' greatest heroes. Gone are the days of Token-based hero spawns - instead, you'll spend Battle Points to lead the charge as heroes such as Yoda, Kylo Ren, or Boba Fett.
Battle Points demand an extra level of quick thinking. Will you ration your points or activate them at the first respawn? Will you spend points on a special character hoping to dominate early or play it safe and chip away at foes as a trooper, only to suddenly unleash the fury of Darth Maul?
However you choose to play, you’ll have more options than ever with Battle Points. For more of the latest on what’s coming to Star Wars Battlefront II, follow EA Star Wars on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.