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Community Transmission - General Grievous

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  • Anyone catch how many credits the dear old general will cost? I think I might have missed that detail lol
  • Anyone catch how many credits the dear old general will cost? I think I might have missed that detail lol

    35k and the battle damaged skin will cost 20k, plus emotes and victory poses obviously
  • Has there been a mention of how high Grievous will jump?
  • With every update I have been waiting for just 1 new blaster to be added. I don’t understand why a shooter game hasn’t been given more variety of guns to shoot with. Just saying.
  • question, why can't people just post that it's good news? why must one have to scroll through a wall of silly memes? looks like ublock will come in handy on this forum.
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  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Incoming Transmission
    “The drums of conflict are my beating heart. The fire of conquest rages through my veins. Strong, young lungs breathe in air laden with enemies turned into ashes. It is here that I thrive. I have toppled nations. I have slain kings. I have murdered legends. My name has been feared by warriors... and cursed by widows.” – General Grievous, The Clone Wars: The Dreams of General Grievous

    General Grievous inspired fear across the galaxy as the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems’ droid army. Always the strategist, Grievous made it a habit of escaping the clutches of the pursuing Jedi. Only after countless battles against Obi-Wan Kenobi, did Grievous’ ruthless warmongering for invading worlds and engaging Jedi in combat, come to an end.

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    Bringing General Grievous to Battlefront II
    As far as villains go, General Grievous, as seen in Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith™, is one of the most complex that we’ve ever made for Star Wars™ Battlefront II.

    While he will make use of two lightsabers for his regular attacks, some of his abilities do bring his other two arms into play. Grievous coming towards you with four lightsabers swinging is a sight to behold, and one challenge that our animation team had to overcome.

    There are few sights as chilling as the one of General Grievous scuttling across the floor on all six limbs. It’s not only a great way for him to escape a fight, but it’s also something that strikes a certain eerie fear into you as he approaches. You’ll get to experience this first hand with his Claw Rush ability.

    It was hugely important to us that we captured the essence of General Grievous, ever the master tactician. Imposing up close, but also able to make a swift exit. We took inspiration from his appearances all across the Star Wars™ universe, most notably the movies and The Clone Wars Animated series.

    Who could forget the showdown between General Grievous and Obi-Wan Kenobi where the general used two rotating lightsabers? This scene from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith would go on to serve as inspiration for his Unrelenting Advance ability and his appearance.

    It would be amiss to talk about General Grievous without mentioning some of the iconic voice lines that he has available. Get ready to hear the hacking cough and, “You are a bold one,” among many other iconic lines. We went into detail on the voices of our heroes, General Grievous included, in a recent Community Transmission. Head on over here to read all about it.

    A challenging hero to create but one we’re incredibly excited to be welcoming into Star Wars Battlefront II. Let’s dive into his abilities, star cards, and more.

    Abilities
    Thrust Surge
    General Grievous focuses on a target in front of him and rushes to them while doing a stab motion with all 4 of his lightsabers.

    Claw Rush
    General Grievous goes down on all 6 limbs and rushes forward, damaging and pushing away any enemies in his path.

    Unrelenting Advance
    General Grievous spins two lightsabers over his head and can advance on his enemies. While this is active, Grievous blocks any frontal attacks and damages enemies in front of him.

    Star Cards
    • Name: Beating Heart
    • Effects: Increased Health Regeneration
    • Description: General Grievous has increased maximum health regeneration.
    • Name: Cyborg Rage
    • Effects: Health Regained
    • Description: Whenever General Grievous defeats an enemy trooper he regains 20 health. Whenever he defeats an enemy hero, he regains even more.
    • Name: Sith Trained
    • Effects: Increased Damage and Stamina Drain
    • Description: General Grievous deals extra damage with his lightsaber attacks but they drain more stamina.
    • Name: Jedi Killer
    • Effects: Increased Reach
    • Description: General Grievous can target enemies further when using Thrust Surge.
    • Name: Momentum
    • Effects: Increased Damage
    • Description: Thrust surge deals more damage to targets further than X meters.
    • Name: Cowardly Retreat
    • Effects: Damage Reduction
    • Description: General Grievous has more damage reduction while Claw Rush is active.
    • Name: Line up, Weaklings
    • Effects: Increased Damage
    • Description: After one enemy has been hit, Claw Rush deals more damage.
    • Name: Ceaseless Assault
    • Effects: Increased Active Time
    • Description: Unrelenting Advance can stay active for a longer period.
    • Name: Deadly Slashes
    • Effects: Increased Damage
    • Description: Unrelenting Advance deals more damage.

    Voice Lines
    There are a number of iconic voice lines that have been added for General Grievous, as well as some entirely new ones. A small selection of these are below:
    • “You are a bold one.”
    • “Your lightsabers will make a fine addition to my collection.”
    • “You must realise you are doomed.”
    • “I wield great power, Jedi fool.”
    • “The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi ends here!”
    • “Make peace with the Force now, for this is your final outing.”
    • “Your screams are like music to my audio receptors.”
    • “The Kaleesh are not known for their mercy.”
    • “This will be easier than Dathomir.”
    • “A general welcomes all challengers.”
    • “(laughing) This calls for a celebration!”
    • “Now! Devastation tactics!”
    • “Do not cling to me like a dianoga! Attack!”
    • “Temper temper! You know where anger leads...”

    We recently went live with a Community Transmission dedicated to Hero Voices, you can catch up on that here.

    Victory Poses
    • Lines of Death
    • Jedi Hunt
    • Doom
    • Consider Yourself Crushed

    Emotes
    • “You are a bold one”
    • “Crush them”
    • “Surrender”
    • "Your screams are music to my audio-receptors."

    Milestones
    • Name: Out of my Way
    • Description: Hit 30 Enemies with the Claw Rush ability
    • Name: Make them Suffer
    • Description: Defeat 30 Enemies with the Unrelenting Advance Ability
    • Name: Another one to the Collection
    • Description: Defeat 30 Enemies with the Thrust surge Ability
    • Name: Experienced General Grievous
    • Description: Earn 122,721 score as General Grievous
    • Name: Veteran General Grievous
    • Description: Earn 389,809 score as General Grievous

    Appearances
    Jedi Hunter
    The default appearance for General Grievous will be the Jedi Hunter. When you think of General Grievous, this will be the appearance that you are mostly likely to think of.

    Battle Damaged
    If General Grievous wasn’t feared enough, then his Battle Damaged visage will certainly invoke an additional sense of fear.

    The Battle Damaged appearance will be classified as rare and cost 20,000 credits or 500 crystals.
    General Grievous will cost 35,000 credits and will not be purchasable for crystals. Remember to do your daily challenges and to log in each day for your daily crate reward!

    We’ll be back in a few days’ time to talk about everything else that is due to arrive in the General Grievous Update on October 30.

    Punch it

    Is that a conquest tease I see. The files of conquest rages
  • Grevious should be able to block even if the advance ability isn't on. Id be very disappointed if they let him be a maul🙄
  • gospa55350
    165 posts Member
    edited October 28
    Cannot Wait for General Grievous. Improvements and fixes for team squad are awesome.
    Got a Samsung EVO Pro 1Tb SSD installed on my PS4 Pro, when I play HvV, I always load first, in fact way faster than anybody else, when new Heroes kick in on Oct 30th it will become real handy for me, most people will die to try out NEW Villain Grievous..not if I am there...
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  • Levo
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    Grevious should be able to block even if the advance ability isn't on. Id be very disappointed if they let him be a maul🙄

    He has 4 lightsabers. I bet he Doesnt know how to Block with one of them even when he did in the Movies lmao.
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  • F8RGE wrote: »
    Incoming Transmission

    • Name: Experienced General Grievous
    • Description: Earn 122,721 score as General Grievous
    • Name: Veteran General Grievous
    • Description: Earn 389,809 score as General Grievous

    What do we get for this two milestones? It takes time to get 400k score, so I assume it will be more then a small peace of credits.
  • The_Cloaked_One
    23 posts Member
    edited October 29
    Awe.........some.......

    Can NOT wait. I just got all my heroes and villains all purpled out so I need a new one to work on. :D Thanks EA team!

    Edit: Is there a time when its able to get update? Like midnight CST?
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  • Any news on the actual time this is expected to go live?
  • UnknownGamer
    1926 posts Member
    edited October 30
    TALON1138 wrote: »
    Any news on the actual time this is expected to go live?

    Yeah @F8RGE started a thread.
    https://battlefront-forums.ea.com/discussion/123103/general-grievous-deployment#latest
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  • Has there been a mention of how high Grievous will jump?

    I think it will depend on how hard you kick him.

    Update is downloading - looking forward to taking his lightsabers for a spin. ;)
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  • I'm sorry, but what were you guys thinking? did you actually test his moveset? Thrust Surge targeting is just bad, his normal attacks often cause him to stumble, Claw rush is just, the worst idea ever. I do understand why having that animation in the game would be cool, but beyond running away from your enemies, it is the most useless ability i've seen. I want to support this game like I did with the first, but the game is terribly lackluster. I don't necessarily blame you all as the development team either, you guys were told to bake loot boxes in at the beginning without choice, and it still shows. The campaign could only do so much not to spoil the movies. Some fundamental parts of the game need to be updated if this is going to be a product to come back to.
  • Has there been a mention of how high Grievous will jump?

    Limited experience on his team, but not playing as him this morning, he appeared to be jumping as high or higher than Bossk. But he's also LARGE.

  • harmless2_7567
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    edited November 1
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