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Is Star Wars Battlefront 2 dying?

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I was just thinking, and Battlefront 2 replaced Battlefront 2015 two years after launch. Do you think this game is being replaced, and if yes with what?
“The force is with me and I am one with the force. I fear nothing because everything is as the Force wills it to be.” -Chirrut Imwe

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  • Star Wars Tetris with Season Pass.
  • Oh please, this game has died 3 different times in the past and yet there's STILL new stuf being added every single "death." If this game was actually a player, they'd be better than most everyone else because they're dying doing what they're needing to.
  • Psy3d
    355 posts Member
    BF2 has been on $10 or less mark for a while and many new players on consoles at least. Ps4 just mega boosted cod4 remaster playerbase by giving the game away with psn plus. So if BF2 gets same treatment on consoles it ain't dying anytime soon. On pc it's half dead though.

    Btw this year is huge for SW...new game, new movie and new Disney park...so I'm hoping something new will come along with the Titan game mode.
  • Versatti
    1728 posts Member
    edited March 11
    Is BFII dead?

    I wouldn’t say dead, but honestly I don’t feel like it’s in a good place (at least in terms of the content I’ve been waiting for). I do enjoy it a lot, it’s got some good points and some bad. Unlike BF2015 which is listed as being a smaller game, BFII just feels unfinished, under resourced and tainted by ill feeling.

    Taking all that into consideration, I believe it would be foolish for EA/Dice to release a 3rd instalment of Battlefront. BFII would first need to be brought out of Beta and given a number of high quality content updates for me to even consider purchasing another Battlefront.
  • The game is dying, especially on PC, but thats expected for these games unfortunately. BF2 is holding on better than I thought it would thb for how old it is. Theres 2 main reasons why its doing better than BF1 2015 did. 1st reason is that the game market has completely changed. Alot of other big team battle games have died off, for battle royales and more competitive type games. 2nd reason, is that there is no other SW games. If youre a SW fan, this is about your only option for a modern SW game. Had another company made a decent SW game *cough* "1313" *cough* or Big team battle game, i think the population would be a lot lower.
  • It's already buried.
  • I am kind of wondering if the EA is trying to transition everyone over to APEX Legends. That game is only two months old and competing with Fortnite. That is what Star Wars Battlefront 2’s replacement.
    “The force is with me and I am one with the force. I fear nothing because everything is as the Force wills it to be.” -Chirrut Imwe
  • ID_8615
    248 posts Member
    I am bored of Apex already.. do not see what is so special about it. Frankly, I think Fortnite does a slightly better job. But, I will still play BF2015 or even BF2 over either of those. Neither of them have "roll" or team objectives... ... ... oh, wait DICE is trying to kill the team aspect of BF2.. forgot about that.
  • As long as theres still light we have a chance
  • JediPacoElFlaco
    690 posts Member
    edited March 12
    This depends on EA and whether the new game mode is incredible or not.

    The most important thing is to have new maps soon especially for the new mode and Extraction mode.

    A new roadmap with much content.

    Give what the fans request: weapons, skins, enforcers, vehicles, heroes...
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  • Dunno, but it might aswell...
  • "All men must die"
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  • But that's the thing isn't it? How does one truly know if this game is thriving or not? There are no public servers. There is no proof that others out there are seeing exactly the same multiplayer matches as I'm seeing on my end. While me or you might not be able to get a match or see a declining level, it doesn't mean that someone else can or cannot get a match.
  • Iceninja
    145 posts Member
    edited March 14
    ID_8615 wrote: »
    I am bored of Apex already.. do not see what is so special about it. Frankly, I think Fortnite does a slightly better job. But, I will still play BF2015 or even BF2 over either of those. Neither of them have "roll" or team objectives... ... ... oh, wait DICE is trying to kill the team aspect of BF2.. forgot about that.

    Apex Legends is alreadly getting boring. I tried it and thought I was boring, and all my friends were like “it’s the greatest game ever, your just boring” so maybe I am not seeing something in it.
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    “The force is with me and I am one with the force. I fear nothing because everything is as the Force wills it to be.” -Chirrut Imwe
  • brienj
    275 posts Member
    Iceninja wrote: »
    I am kind of wondering if the EA is trying to transition everyone over to APEX Legends. That game is only two months old and competing with Fortnite. That is what Star Wars Battlefront 2’s replacement.

    Had that game installed on my Xbox for one day. Nothing they can do will get me to play that. Games that are political agendas will continue to fail.
  • brienj wrote: »
    Iceninja wrote: »
    I am kind of wondering if the EA is trying to transition everyone over to APEX Legends. That game is only two months old and competing with Fortnite. That is what Star Wars Battlefront 2’s replacement.

    Had that game installed on my Xbox for one day. Nothing they can do will get me to play that. Games that are political agendas will continue to fail.

    Was thinking about checking APEX out - out of curiosity, why do you mention the political agenda? Not to turn this into a political debate, but if you could kindly elaborate on that just a little it might save me a download. Thanks.
  • brienj
    275 posts Member
    brienj wrote: »
    Iceninja wrote: »
    I am kind of wondering if the EA is trying to transition everyone over to APEX Legends. That game is only two months old and competing with Fortnite. That is what Star Wars Battlefront 2’s replacement.

    Had that game installed on my Xbox for one day. Nothing they can do will get me to play that. Games that are political agendas will continue to fail.

    Was thinking about checking APEX out - out of curiosity, why do you mention the political agenda? Not to turn this into a political debate, but if you could kindly elaborate on that just a little it might save me a download. Thanks.

    They make a big deal about the gender / sexual identity of the in-game characters. I don't care if they include "diverse" characters in games, it's the fact they have to make it a huge focal point. I don't play video games to experience diversity, I play them for fun.
  • brienj wrote: »
    brienj wrote: »
    Iceninja wrote: »
    I am kind of wondering if the EA is trying to transition everyone over to APEX Legends. That game is only two months old and competing with Fortnite. That is what Star Wars Battlefront 2’s replacement.

    Had that game installed on my Xbox for one day. Nothing they can do will get me to play that. Games that are political agendas will continue to fail.

    Was thinking about checking APEX out - out of curiosity, why do you mention the political agenda? Not to turn this into a political debate, but if you could kindly elaborate on that just a little it might save me a download. Thanks.

    They make a big deal about the gender / sexual identity of the in-game characters. I don't care if they include "diverse" characters in games, it's the fact they have to make it a huge focal point. I don't play video games to experience diversity, I play them for fun.

    Appreciate the heads up. Thanks.
  • Know its only Anakinfront! soo lame now and boring
  • As long as we’re talking about other EA games, anybody playing Anthem? I was looking forward to that for months but it sounds like a few things needed to be ironed out at launch. Is it worth playing yet, or does it still need a few updates?
  • Batman20
    1376 posts Member
    I imagine the player base is smaller than it was at the start but I don't struggle to find matches in the main modes like GA and HvV so I'd say it's not dying
  • Batman20 wrote: »
    I imagine the player base is smaller than it was at the start but I don't struggle to find matches in the main modes like GA and HvV so I'd say it's not dying

    I think it depends on your definition of "dead". I don't struggle to find multiplayer matches in BF2015. Do I consider that game "dead"? No. But are there still resources poured into the game? No. So is BF2015 dead or not dead?
  • rollind24
    4901 posts Member
    edited March 13
    As long as we’re talking about other EA games, anybody playing Anthem? I was looking forward to that for months but it sounds like a few things needed to be ironed out at launch. Is it worth playing yet, or does it still need a few updates?

    Def has some glaring bugs especially with Quickplay but you don’t even need to play Quick play, it’s only there to fill in Missions other Freelancers are already in.. As for the loot drop controversy I really don’t see it as that bad, I get more Legendary drops than I do Exotic in Destiny 2. Granted the inscriptions aren’t fixed like Exotics in Destiny but either way I’m just about maxed out already. Once you start getting Masterwork components to up your health GM1 is a walk in the park.

    Could use more end game content since there is no PvP but I find the gameplay incredibly fun. Has some good bones on it.

    I don’t regret buying it. I like the gameplay enough I know whatever happens I can always just jump on and play at my own pace not having to worry about falling behind other players since there is no PvP.
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  • brienj wrote: »
    brienj wrote: »
    Iceninja wrote: »
    I am kind of wondering if the EA is trying to transition everyone over to APEX Legends. That game is only two months old and competing with Fortnite. That is what Star Wars Battlefront 2’s replacement.

    Had that game installed on my Xbox for one day. Nothing they can do will get me to play that. Games that are political agendas will continue to fail.

    Was thinking about checking APEX out - out of curiosity, why do you mention the political agenda? Not to turn this into a political debate, but if you could kindly elaborate on that just a little it might save me a download. Thanks.

    They make a big deal about the gender / sexual identity of the in-game characters. I don't care if they include "diverse" characters in games, it's the fact they have to make it a huge focal point. I don't play video games to experience diversity, I play them for fun.

    It may be diverse, but is still stero types people. The best example is Gibraltar. He is Samoan [I think] and of course he is big and buff, and very strong. He also acts Agressive and kind of like a savage.

    “The force is with me and I am one with the force. I fear nothing because everything is as the Force wills it to be.” -Chirrut Imwe
  • As long as content is being released(even at a slow rate), the game can’t die. The minute content stops, the game’s player base will begin to disappear.
  • bfloo
    13756 posts Member
    ID_8615 wrote: »
    I love this game. Anakin has been a great addition and i don't get the whingeing on this site, let alone this thread. Nothing will ever be perfect. Just play it or find something else to play.
    Is that the solution? "if you don't like it, leave!" ? I think a good portion of your teammates may even think otherwise. But, hey, let's go ahead and alienate those who disagree with you, just because that's the end-all solution to everything. /sarc 🙄🙄

    In Galactic Assault, nearly ALL heroes are severely over-powered; to the point that 1-on-1, mono a mono, trooper on hero, the hero will win 100% of the time. Even newbie dimwit players will figure out how to hit a random button for the kill on an expert trooper. Where, Mr. Adonis, is the skill in that? Why bother playing against other humans if no skill is needed to decide the outcome of a competition? yes, yes, but you have teammates on the otherside as well... it needs to be a team effort!!, I can hear you saying now. ① That concedes your first point of just asking malcontents to leave, ➁ I'm not talking about TEAM skill versus a Hero. I'm talking about a 1:1 comparison of two players on the battlefield. Once you change the conditions to a MANY versus ONE, you are no longer arguing the same point. Either-way, you must concede that there is NO SKILL required to play a hero in a given Galactic Assault venue.

    NO SKILL = Nothing Heroic about those who play heroes only to cull and slaughter wayward troopers in a contest.

    So why do I stay? Because I still HOPE the DICE Dev Team (@F8RGE) can rectify their errs. I hope they can realize one day that Galactic Assaults are no longer balanced for a majority of the players (85%) that play this game.. and, by extension, that they realize they have failed a majority of the customers that support them and their work. 85% is a huge number of players to dismiss.

    Tonight, in 5-of-6 different GA games, heroes &/or villains completely dominated the play. There isn't even a semblance of team play any more. The heroes were out only to go around and stifle as many lowly troopers as they could find. Again, nothing heroic about it. Doesn't matter if it's Kylo Ren, Count Dooku, Obiwan Kenobi, or little orphan Ani. They all completely and utterly ruin team play in GA.

    The only times GA had any semblance of balance was during the beta and era locked event.
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  • On a positive note
    We are getting more content on a regular basis than last year
    I still cringe over how long the new progression system seemed to take
    Can't wait for the new mode and I'm still waiting for new Extraction Maps
    This game isn't dying lol
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    Only time will tell
    But I did have fun playing tonight
  • ID_8615
    248 posts Member
    It's only positive if the new content augments the balance and enjoyment of the games. The last four 'upgrades' have all downgraded the enjoyment of the game for the 85% of the players NOT in hero outfits in GA. And the answer is not to increase the number of available hero slots!! But that is what DICE has done. 🙄🙄 SMH.. they are so far off from their own market base.

    Yesterday, I was playing the First Order side of Crait. I was spawn-killed 4x in rapid succession on stage 2 by a couple of LS heroes - Kenobi and Ani, just sitting in the tunnels waiting for anyone to try to pass through. Unless you have a DS hero ready to counter that -- one might as well go grab a drink and imbibe. What's the point of playing the game? Go atop The surface and get sniped with the NT-242 1-shot/kill as you attempt to approach the base on land. Stay in the tunnels and get slaughtered all the same.

    You might say they're being genius for covering the objectives in that manner.
    I'm going to say that is just dumb game design to permit one side to just completely dominate the other so easily. DICE has a lot of work to do to even out things for the base 4 classes... the majority of players in the game.
  • ID_8615
    248 posts Member
    bfloo wrote: »
    The base classes are fairly balanced with each other..
    In general, yes, though I don't agree with the power and range of the NT-242 for Specialists. Nor do I agree with the power of the Assault class during sweeps. Those both need to be dialed back a bit. Hurt plenty - fine, but they should be survivable in most cases. Otherwise, you often get broadsided without a chance to react. Like Geonosis, where is one supposed to hide from snipers hanging out on the rocks way in the back of the map? You spend 14 hours just to run back from the Droid spawn points to get back in to the zone only to be sniped along the way... And we're expected to be able to find our teammates and take out the ATTEs at the same time? Pffft...

    Heroes and Villains need to be wiped from GA for the time being.
    NT-242's range power needs to be restricted.
    And assault troopers' rampage mode should not give them 1-shot /kill abilities - they need a different skill or slot for another weapon.
  • DarthJ
    5886 posts Member
    ID_8615 wrote: »
    bfloo wrote: »
    The base classes are fairly balanced with each other..
    In general, yes, though I don't agree with the power and range of the NT-242 for Specialists. Nor do I agree with the power of the Assault class during sweeps. Those both need to be dialed back a bit. Hurt plenty - fine, but they should be survivable in most cases. Otherwise, you often get broadsided without a chance to react. Like Geonosis, where is one supposed to hide from snipers hanging out on the rocks way in the back of the map? You spend 14 hours just to run back from the Droid spawn points to get back in to the zone only to be sniped along the way... And we're expected to be able to find our teammates and take out the ATTEs at the same time? Pffft...

    Heroes and Villains need to be wiped from GA for the time being.
    NT-242's range power needs to be restricted.
    And assault troopers' rampage mode should not give them 1-shot /kill abilities - they need a different skill or slot for another weapon.

    Disagree on the Specialist's NT-242 and the Assault vanguard being touched. For the NT, restricting the range on the weapon makes them cease to be a sniper rifle at that point. It would stop being used completely. Specialists are fairly rare as it is.
    Vanguard has to have a good aim - miss, or take a shot from too far, and you have no chance of getting a decent second shot off before someone notices you and destroys you. It has its drawbacks. Amazing for a quick burst and flanking, disastrous if you tool up any shots with it.
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  • bfloo
    13756 posts Member
    The NT and vanguard are annoying, but they suit the classes.

    Neither throws off the game balance.
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