Star Wars: Squadrons will get some major additions in the coming months: a new map and ship parts will be released in an update on November 25th, while a December update will add two brand new ships – the fan-favorite B-Wing and TIE Defender Star fighters.
The B-Wing will be classified as a bomber class ship for the New Republic faction, while the TIE Defender will be a fighter aircraft for the Empire. However, the two ships not only replace the existing Y-Wing bomber and TIE fighter ships. According to the announcement, there are still good reasons to pull a Y-wing over a B-wing or a TIE fighter over a TIE defender and vice versa. It depends on your style of play and what the situation calls for. “
Both ships will be playable in VR, including their unique designs and layouts – including the B-wing’s rotating cockpit mechanism. The new ships should also help add new dimensions to multiplayer, as they effectively serve as new “characters” for team-based gameplay.