Now here is a pleasant surprise. Disney has just released a brand new multiplayer patch for the 2005 version of Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Now I don’t know if this is any indication of Disney giving EA the middle finger (after what has happened with Star Wars Battlefront 2’s micro-transactions), however this is definitely great news for all Battlefront 2 players that decided to stick with the original title.
According to the release notes, this brand new patch improves lobby functionality, allows the game to display correctly the Steam usernames and provides more accurate ping calculations. Furthermore, it packs minor bug fixes and optimizes overall performance.
This patch comes three months after the restoration of the game’s multiplayer mode. Back in October, Disney restored Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s multiplayer functionalities, allowing players to play online once again. What’s also interesting here is that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 supports cross-play between the GOG and the Steam versions. We also suggest taking a look this mod at that adds 25 new maps and 5 new game modes!
This latest patch for Star Wars Battlefront 2 2005 will be auto-downloaded from Steam (or you can download it manually from GOG) and below you can find its complete changelog.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 January 3rd Update Release Notes:
Minor bug fixes and optimized performance, the most important fixes are:
- Lobby functionality has been improved
- Steam usernames should now display correctly
- Ping calculations are more accurate