Excited for the return of Star Wars Battlefront, but don’t want to wind up as blaster fodder for the enemy? Check out our guide of tips and tricks we’ve picked up from the Battlefront Beta, the time we’ve spent playing the game early, some posts on Reddit, and a couple of other sources.
We’ll be updating this post as we see some helpful hints and tips.
Third Person Gaming
Most good Star Wars Battlefront players are firm believers that you shouldn’t play the game in first-person mode at all. When playing in first-person, you actually open yourself up to more attacks from the side since you’re not as aware of your surroundings.
On that same note, aiming down the sights is bad for business. The fact is that the lasers don’t get any less accurate whether you’re ADS or shooting from the hip, so save yourself that extra half a second and don’t even bother.
Darth Vader + Luke Skywalker Tip
If you’re playing as Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker, don’t forget that you can lock onto enemies by clicking in the right stick. You can also break through blocks with “Y” or the “Triangle” button. [source]
Play Training Missions Early & Build Up Credits
Credits are an important part of Star Wars Battlefront, and if you’re going to unlock different weapons and cards, you’re going to need as many credits as you can get. That’s why we suggest waiting a couple of minutes before entering the multiplayer and complete all the training missions.
There are a total of five missions: an X-Wing tutorial, Speeder Bike tutorial, AT-ST tutorial, a Hero tutorial, and finally a Snowspeeder tutorial where you bring down an AT-AT on Endor.
If you get three stars on each mission, you’ll net 250 credits a mission. There are five missions. That’s 1,250 (somewhat) easy credits before you even start playing. [source]
Survival & Battle Missions Earn Lots of Credits
Similarly to the Training Missions, Survival and Battle Missions are great source of earning credits early. On each mission, it’s possible to earn a maximum of five stars. Each of these stars is worth much more than what you earn in Training though.
Keep in mind that you’ll only earn the credits once, so don’t bother replaying missions that you’ve earned five stars on. [source]
Random Multiplayer Tips and Tricks
***If you have a power up you do not want, you can hit interact (Square) in front of a power-up to change it for a new one.***
If you’re playing on Hoth, using the “Homing Shot” card is probably in your best interest. Pretty much at least one guaranteed kill because of the lack of objects for it to run into.
Energy shields blocks incoming energy blasts, but solid projectiles like grenades, rockets, and the Cycler Rifle slug will pass through.
The Ion Shot makes your blaster more powerful against vehicles, but less powerful against troopers.
The smoke grenade blocks the lock on function of turrets, droids, and other weapons.
Reduced velocity increases weapon power, increased velocity reduces weapon power for the A-wing, X-wing TIE fighter, TIE interceptor, Slave I, and the Millennium Falcon.
You should change your cards depending on what game mode you play: Hero Hunt or Heroes vs. Villains.
The AT-ST has a weak spot on its back. This is the area you should either attack or defend, depending on where you are in the AT-ST.
AT-ST Survival Glitch
Speaking of weak spots on the AT-ST, check out this sweet glitch that one gamer found for the 15th wave of Survival mode.