Star Wars: Squadrons, the hit game from Electronic Arts’ Motive Studio, keeps its promise to fans. On Wednesday, the developer announced a couple of major new updates for VR-compatible space flight simulation and they will be absolutely free. Even better, the upgrades include a fan-favorite B-Wing starter.
Humbled, the developers wrote on EA’s official website. “It’s the word of the hour for all of us on the team. […] We showed the game to everyone and the reception was much more than we could have hoped for. It became more intense after the launch, so we couldn̵
Titled Update 3.0, the new content arrives on November 25th. It will include Fostar Haven, based on the first place visited in the single player campaign. The developers say that it has been updated since the start of the game and offers a close battle in its distinctive shipyards and a lot of action in the open.
Motive also adds some new components to the game, including a Boost Extension Kit for both fighters and bombers, which will add speed acceleration when you need it. It also focuses on allowing players more ways to damage capital ships. Fighters and interceptors will have access to Ionic missiles, while fighters and bombers will have access to prototype piercing torpedoes. Meanwhile, support ships such as the U-Wing and TIE harvester will receive anti-aircraft missile towers to perform a similar role.
Finally comes the upcoming update in December. The motif hears fans loud and clear and they are actively working on the A / SF-01 B-wing starfighter – the dumbest ship that has ever left the Mon Calimari shipyard. In fact, it can be a great addition to the game, as the gyro-stabilized cockpit can make the game easier to play for those with seasickness. They will also add the TIE Defender, a flexible small attack ship with three paired sets of turbolaser batteries and powerful shields.
“These features and several unique components will help them differentiate themselves from other star fighters in their classes and factions,” Motiv said in a blog post, “but we also made sure that they are not better by default. There will still be good reasons to choose a Y-wing over a B-wing or a TIE fighter over a TIE defender and vice versa. It will depend on your style of play and what the situation requires. “
Custom matches will also appear and will only be something for community-run tournaments and the like. For more information, see the official blog post.