The best Star Wars: Battlefront 2 mod has been updated for multiplayer

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While the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta was a lark, the full game is still a month away. In the meantime, there’s still the much-loved original Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Last week, Disney brought back official multiplayer support for the Steam and GOG versions, and it looks like this has reawoken the mod scene a little bit, with Star Wars Battlefront Conversion pack — it adds 25 maps and five extra game modes — getting an update to make it work with the official multiplayer.

The Conversion pack is absolutely massive. Not just content to introduce lots of additional maps and modes, it also tackles the Knights of the Old Republic era, chucking 20 heroes and 30 units from BioWare and Obsidian’s RPGs into the mix. The Galactic Civil War and Clone War eras also get new units and heroes, as well as a nifty feature that changes the type of Clone Trooper you’ll see depending on the map.

When Battlefront 2 was updated, it disabled a lot of the mod’s features, but thankfully there’s now a fix. You can download the unofficial patch here, which makes it compatible with multiplayer whether you’re using the GOG or Steam versions.

It’s undoubtedly the best mod for Battlefront 2, but it’s also bittersweet, reminding us that it’s incredibly unlikely that we’ll see the same sort of thing in the new Battlefront 2. EA don’t typically offer mod support, and it’s particularly unfortunate when we’re talking about a franchise that owes a lot to fan creations.

Knights of the Old Republic 2, for instance, was effectively rescued by modders after LucasArts shoved it out the door before it was ready, fixing countless bugs, applying extra polish and even adding stuff left on the cutting room floor. And Star Wars in general is full of these sorts of things, with the whole (now defunct) Expanded Universe essentially being one massive bit of fan fiction.

If you’re still playing Battlefront 2, what other mods do you use?

Cheers, DSOG.

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  1. gwop_the_derailer says:

    I have posted this elsewhere, but it bears repeating:

    Dear EA, you have not run out of words and numbers. You don’t need to do this.

    2004: Star Wars: Battlefront
    2015: Star Wars Battlefront

    2005: Star Wars: Battlefront 2
    2017: Star Wars Battlefront 2

    2002: Battlefield 1942
    2016: Battlefield 1

    1994: The Need for Speed
    2015: Need for Speed

    1998: Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
    2010: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

    2005: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    2012: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

  2. Ghostwise says:

    *Technically*, the old continuity is still alive as long as Star Wars: The Old Republic is being updated.

    Heh, I did say “technically”. :-p

  3. gwop_the_derailer says:

    I have posted this elsewhere, but it bears repeating.

    2004: Star Wars: Battlefront
    2015: Star Wars Battlefront

    2005: Star Wars: Battlefront 2
    2017: Star Wars Battlefront 2

    2002: Battlefield 1942
    2016: Battlefield 1

    1994: The Need for Speed
    2015: Need for Speed

    1998: Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
    2010: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

    2005: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    2012: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

    Dear EA, you have not run out of words and numbers. You don’t need to do this.

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      Grizzly says:

      I thought Battlefield 1 was quite clever as there’s never been a “Battlefield” (it always had a number) and the 1 is areferall to the first world war.
      Still, the rest is very, very sound…

      • drd7of14 says:

        The re-branding of Battlefield not as a War/Conquest Mode game was started with Battlefield: Bad Company. Battlefield: BC, Battlefield: BC 2, BF:3, BF:4, BF:Hardline, and now Battlefield 1. These 6 games are all essentially apart of the “Bad Company” series of games in style. Battlefield 1 whilst a clever name, is confusing…And the constant resets/re-using of titles by EA is confusing.

        They wish they were Star Wars: Battlefront 1 & 2. Are they going to call the 3rd game Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron? -_-

        That being said, Bad Company 1&2 were great, and I wish they stuck wit hit.

    • Ghostwise says:

      People buy stuff that sounds familiar. I have little doubt that these were the titles that performed best in panels.

    • Dave Mongoose says:

      Thank you for explaining this. I found the article incredibly confusing because I didn’t realise there were two “Star Wars Battlefront 2″s!