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PvE Cooperative Multiplayer and Arcade SURVIVAL Mode

There's plenty of focus on COMPETITIVE MULTIPLAYER in BF2 but precious little focus on COOPERATIVE MULTIPLAYER. I'm here to change that, or at least hopefully put some ideas in the heads of the Devs. What I'm talking about is a new PVE SURVIVAL/HORDE MODE that can be played ONLINE or in ARCADE.

One major caveat: in order to work This would be very similar to Survival from BF2015, and would share a lot of similarities with the old COD Ghosts SAFEGUARD mode.

This would be a 2-4 player PvE that can be capped at 15, 30, or 60 rounds.
This mode would feature 2-4 Heroes/Villains vs. increasingly difficult and numerous AI.

The matches would be on all era specific maps, and Heroes would be all era specific (for example, Han, Luke , Leia, and Chewie on Endor). This would be to maximize the banter between heroes and to make it a more unique experience. Limiting the heroes that can be used makes for a more strategic experience. (i.e. You have to play differently as a squad of three blaster heroes and one lightsaber hero, as opposed to three lightsaber heroes and one blaster wielding hero. It changes the range of combat and the roles of the combatants, as well).

Varying types of troopers and reinforcements would descend on the hero squad.

Instead of supply drops or weapon drops, heroes are started with bare bones abilities and are granted upgraded star cards as the match goes on.

Players will earn Battlepoints throughout. At certain intervals/levels, players can spend their Battlepoints on an AI reinforcement. Depending on the amount, it can be a standard trooper (Assault, Heavy, Specialist, Officer), an Enforcer or Arial, or a local inhabitant (Ewoks, Gungans, etc.)

Unlike modes like Ewok Hunt and Cargo, players would earn XP for their heroes throughout the match.

Players would have a pool of limited shared lives to work with, and are granted an additional life for every five rounds.

The map would be sectioned off into multiple segments (differing depending on map) and similar to how Galactic Assault and Strike work now, the playable area shifts depending on the stage of the game.

I think this would be a challenging and entertaining way to play heroes and promote squad teamwork, as opposed to the hack and slash team deathmatch that every other hero based game devolves into. The moments of banter between heroes are so cool and fun, it would be great to get to experience this more.

To make this game mode complete, we absolutely need more Heroes. And for flavor and variety we absolutely need more Hero Skins. Let's make it happen!

-Scoundrel

Replies

  • This is a FANTASTIC IDEA! Underrated! I like the idea of upgradable abilities mid game, and using heroes. Luke could be the infantry maniac while Han and Chewie take out the AT-ST's. Solid idea. Maybe can get upgradable cards from drop pods. Or maybe hero pickups from them, and maybe start off as infantry.
  • There's a lot of potential with this idea. The drop pods are a nice touch. I'm just think it would be a fun, entertaining mode that could make for some interesting scenarios and heroes fighting alongside one another. And it's PvE so everyone can enjoy playing the heroes while stomping the AI.
  • I think this is what I think many fans would like to see... The scenarios are endless and sound like a hell of a lot of fun. These are games that are perfect for 2-4 players vs. AI.

    Here's a few ideas:
    Play as Obi-Wan and Gui-Gon as you cut your way through increasing numbers of battle droids, super battle droids, and droidekas as you fight your way from the Naboo hangar and Generator Room, all the way to the Naboo throne room. Get to the throne room and protect the Queen from capture.

    She might not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. And she's the only way off the rock they call Tatooine for Luke, Han, Chewie, and old Ben Kenobi. Fight off waves of stormtroopers and keep the droids safe as you make your way to the Millennium Falcon. The droids must be delivered safely or other star systems will suffer the same fate as AALDERAAN.

    Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi must rescue the chancellor from the clutches of the Separatists. Aboard General Grevious' flagship, the Invisible Hand, the Jedi must fight their way through battle droids and magna guards.

    Rey, Finn, (Legendary skin) Han, and Chewie infiltrate Starkiller base to disable the thermal oscillator and give the Resistance a fighting chance to destroy Starkiller. Legions of First Order troops stand between them and victory...

    Jyn Erso, Baze Malbus, Chirrut Imwe, and Cassian Andor fight their way from the Citadel Tower to an extraction point on the beaches of Scarif in order to make it off the planet with the Death Star plans and provide the rebellion with a spark of hope. Stormtroopers, Shoretroopers, and Death Troopers stand in their way.
  • I love this idea! I miss having a co-op arcade survival like the prev battlefront
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