Pink Vader comes to Star Wars Battlefront 2 in mod

You don't know the POWER of the pink side

“You probably don’t want Darth Vader in pink,” said Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer of Electronic Arts. “No offence to pink but I don’t think that’s right in the canon.”

That was a month ago. Jorgensen was speaking at a technology conference about his company’s latest shooter, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and the furore about loot crates which had engulfed the game upon release. At the time, EA had decided to temporarily disable the unpopular microtransactions, but resisted changing the system outright. For example, they didn’t want to make it so loot boxes contained only cosmetic things like character skins. The reason, said Jorgensen, was that this risked breaking Star Wars canon.

It is 36 days later and you can now download Darth Vader in pink.

It’s from a modder, of course. Those cheeky scamps just love to colour things in. The pink skin was uploaded to NexusMod by user Destauch, where you can download it using Frosty Mod Manager, if your commitment to a joke is that solid.

White was another colour that EA’s chief money man maligned when talking about the unshakeable universe of midi-chlorians and galactic dance-offs.

“Darth Vader in white probably doesn’t make sense, versus in black,” he said.

So Destauch made a white Vader too.

“WARNING!” reads a disclaimer on the mod page. “MAY BREAK CANON!”


  1. Meat Circus says:

    Are you suggesting that a senior member of EA management was… lying?

    • brutaldeluxe09 says:

      I don’t think he was lying, he was just incorrect apparently for some mad reason people do want this. at you can just hear the conversation taking place:

      Exec1: “this makes no sense”
      ‘Gamer’: “but we think we want it”
      Exec2: “it’s cool to engage with customers right, it shows we care about them”
      Exec3: “you know it might make lots of money too”
      Exec1: “so we look great and we get rich? Let’s do it”
      Gamer:”actually it’s all really underwhelming, I didn’t want this at all grrrr now they’ve got my money and all I have is a pink Vader”
      Exec1: “see I was right, it’s silly but at least we increased our AOV yeah”

  2. Gorncaptain says:

    Stranger still is that ‘non-canon breaking’ customisation has been in the game files since day one. Simply disabled in the UI. Most of the mods coming out for BF2 are client side cosmetic mods, but there’s also one which unlocks the customisation already included in the game and actually lets you customise your characters. Letting you play as aliens or a different clone legion. The cosmetics even work in multiplayer so other people can see you running about as a Twi’lek.

    Why this wasn’t included at launch is baffling, they made a conscious effort to disable a feature then went on about how difficult it is to implement properly. Only it was already in the game, and the implementation can’t have been too hard if it was accomplished by a couple modders 1 month after launch

    • SBLux says:

      I am kind of starting to think they tell big porkie pies without a second thought.

  3. Press Rouch says:

    I remember when Battlefront management types properly embraced pink:
    link to

  4. wraithgr says:

    Now, can they do it in *hello kitty* pink?

    Meh, still won’t buy the game.

  5. Godwhacker says:


  6. rustybroomhandle says:

    So a grand ol’ free-for-all where any SW character ever can show up, with people named pepelazoreyez etc. does not break canon?

    • davebo says:

      Uhh, pretty sure there’s a comic in which a grown Darth Vader fights on Naboo in the Episode One time frame and has dawned the name xXxWeEdL0rD420xXx. We’ll call it the extended universe :P

  7. BTAxis says:

    I find your lack of pink disturbing.

  8. ColonelFlanders says:

    EA kind of remind me from Jay from the Inbetweeners – constantly lying getting caught out, then doubling down on their bullshit. Just say ONE fucking truthful thing EA, you fucking scumbags.

  9. tomimt says:

    Star Wars comics actually did white Darth Vader already back in the 1980’s I think: link to

    It’s the last pic on the blog.

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    The Borderer says:

    Will pink Darth Vader wrestle with Hand Solo in this mod?

  11. SBLux says:

    I would say ‘unbelievable!’, but sadly this it totally believable.

    • Cederic says:

      I’d go further. Once suggested it was both inevitable and required.

  12. Ham Solo says:

    First of all the game is completely non-canon, you have characters from all periods fighting eachother.

    Secondly there are thousands of “canon-friendly” possibilities for visual variety. Just take a look at the movies, comics, tv-shows and so on.

    Thirdly, I’m still not gonna buy it (again, thanks to refunds) because of the huge shit show EA made.