Star Wars Squadrons gets a surprising new map and ships

So far you could only visit Fostar Haven in the story of Star Wars: Squadrons.  In the future it will be a multiplayer card.

So far you could only visit Fostar Haven in the story of Star Wars: Squadrons. In the future it will be a multiplayer card.

Star Wars: Squadrons is getting post-release content in the form of a new map and new ships. After the developer once assured how the Dogfight title is finished with its release and will no longer be expanded, it now follows on 25. November 2020 the update.

However, you still don’t have to deal with microtransactions: the new content is completely free.

What content does Squadrons get?

A new card: Fostar Haven from the story campaign tutorial becomes a multiplayer map for Dogfight and Fleet Battle modes. However, this is not taken over 1: 1, but adapted a little for the multiplayer mode. Here you will either be able to fight in open space, or in the spaceport itself, but where you have to be careful not to fly against other ships.

New components: There will be a total of four new components for fighters and bombers that you can use to customize your ship.

The items can do that

  • Boost Extension Kit: Briefly accelerate your spaceship to the maximum possible speed.
  • Ion Rockets: Intended to give interceptors and hunters more opportunities to help out when fighting capital ships. Are half as fast as normal missiles, but can be used together with these.
  • Prototype Piercing Torpedos: Bombers and fighters get access to special torpedoes that ignore the shields of capital ships, but do only half as much damage as normal torpedoes.
  • Anti-Material Rocket Turret: Also a weapon against capital ships that can be used by support spaceships. Suitable for use against subsystems and turrets.

Is there more to come?

The developer announced that after the update to version 3.0, at least one more content update will be released. That comes out in December, brings the game to version 4.0 and provides an additional feature in addition to even more content.

Two new spaceships

  • Republik (Bomber): On the part of the Republic, you can go into battle with the A / SF-01 B-Wing. It is characterized above all by its gyro cockpit and the pivoting wings.
  • Empire (hunter): The Empire gets access to the TIE / d Defender, which, unlike other Imperial hunters, has a shield.

Here you can see the new ships from Republic and Empire for Star Wars Squadrons.

Here you can see the new ships of the Republic and Empire for Star Wars Squadrons.

Here you can see the new ships of the Republic and Empire for Star Wars Squadrons.

Custom matches

In a new match type you can play the battles of the game customize as you wish. The basic rules remain unchanged, however: two teams of up to five players each fight against each other on one of the seven available cards. With the start of the feature you can modify the following things:

  • Spaceship restrictions: You can block certain spaceships. They cannot then be used.
  • Change of values: Things like shell, shield, and health points can be customized.
  • Adaptation of capital ships: You can configure the health of capital ships independently of that of player ships.
  • Serverbrowser: You can find the custom matches via a separate server browser.

Why is there more content now?

The developer explains that due to the positive reaction from players to Star Wars: Squadrons, the decision was made to add more content after all. So far, however, the plan includes only the two updates mentioned here. The developer has not yet announced whether there will be more to follow. Most recently there was a minor update in the form of goodies for the TV series The Mandalorian.

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