Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Campaign Spans 30 Years, Covers The Rise Of The First Order
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Inferno Squad
(Last Updated On: April 15, 2017)

It was confirmed earlier in the day by the official PlayStation account that the story campaign mode in Star Wars: Battlefront II would be canon to the Star Wars cinematic universe. That doesn’t really mean much in the grand scheme of things unless the story is actually compelling, but EA later followed up that news – and the release of the full debut trailer – with a post on their official website further detailing the game’s campaign mode.

Ironically they seem intent on putting a big focus on the single-player story mode this time around, explaining that players will take on the role of Commander Iden Versio, the leader of the Empire’s most feared elite special forces unit known as Inferno Squad. The story will span the 30 years between the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the beginning of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The campaign will also delve into how the First Order came about.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Iden Versio 2

The trailer had already confirmed that the lead protagonist was the female commander, but the blog post further explains how Versio and her Inferno Squad will lead a campaign of revenge against the rebels over a 30 year period between the fall of the Death Star and the rise of the Empire’s First Order, led by Kylo Ren.

The blog post gives away that eventually the Inferno Squad is betrayed by the Empire, and seek redemption for their actions. This seems to tie into the one shot where Versio meets Luke Skywalker. It seems likely that Inferno Squad defects to the Rebel’s side or at least Versio ends up abandoning the Empire.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign

They also mention in the post that very similar to the campaign mode that Pandemic implemented in to Star Wars: Battlefront II from 12 years ago, you will also play some of the Hero characters throughout the five chapter campaign mode….

“Along the way, [Iden Versio] and her companions encounter a cast of Star Wars’ greatest characters. You’ll take control of many of these beloved heroes in an adventure ranging across a series of fantastic planets, including awe-inspiring settings you’ve never seen before. “

Outside of the campaign mode, the game’s multiplayer will feature Heroes and units from all three cinematic eras, including the Clone Wars, the Galactic War, and the First Order era. You’ll be able to mix and match some heroes from the prequel trilogy, the original trilogy and the new trilogy.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign

Up to 40 players will be able to dive into multiplayer matches, and they will allow for offline and online play. Space battles will also still be separate from ground battles, but they have add a new rewards-based progression system, a new hero customization feature, and weapon modification options. New star fighters will also be present, along with new maps, including locations that will span Theed, Takodana, Starkiller Base, Yavin, Mos Eisley, Endor and Hoth.

Star Wars: Battlefront II is due for release on November 17th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Those who are subscribed to EA Access will gain early access to a trial starting November 9th, and those who pre-order (but please don’t pre-order) will gain access on November 14th.

Ads (learn more about our advertising policies here)


Billy has been rustling Jimmies for years covering video games, technology and digital trends within the electronics entertainment space. The GJP cried and their tears became his milkshake. Need to get in touch? Try the Contact Page.

  • AlecJ

    Just realized that the women playing the main character in Battlefront 2 is the actor who played–

    Shivakamini Somakandarkram

    From the sweet TV show “The League”
    She is great in it, and its a friggin awesome show.

    Im sold on her as a main character.


    I had a feeling that she’d be one of the ones to change sides. That confrontation clip with Luke gave a small hint of it. I’m still adopting a “wait and see” approach with this game and its Campaign. I still enjoyed the original Battlefront despite its multiplayer focus. While I’m not expecting Oscar tier level story telling and dialogue for this BF II Campaign, I just want it to be entertaining.

    • AlecJ

      I was typing my comment and realized you already said everything perfectly.

      So— Ditto.

  • Mr.Towel

    Inferno Squad? Really?

    Oh boy… this writing… we’re getting on teenage angst levels.

    • Well… to be fair… it’s no worse than “Death Troopers”. Either one could very will be a home to Overwatch’s Reaper and he would probably cut himself from all the edges.

  • LurkerJK

    If the empire stopped doing those random betrayals, maybe getting some better PR and taking care of their soldiers, the rebels would lose half of their combat potential

    • AlecJ

      Ha– yeah, but like today, the bad guys are always grooming a new set of suckers to take their place.