The new Battlefront 2 Elite Corps update is about to release on August 29, and will be releasing a sizable amount of new content when it releases, including two new corps of clone troopers, a new map (Geonosis), and more, a lot of which was unveiled at E3 this year at the EA Play conference.
The new update will be adding in two units of clone troopers from Star War’s backstory: The 41st Elite Corps and the 327th Star Corps. The first is the group of camouflage-painted clone troopers that are with Yoda on the planet of Kashyyyk in Star Wars Episode 3, while the 327th Star Corps are the yellow-striped clone troopers that killed Aayla Secura on Felucia during the movie’s Order 66 sequence.
You’ll be able to buy these different skins from the Battlefront 2 Elite Corps update with in-game currency, each one going for 20,000 credits or 500 crystals. Each skin is only available for the Assault, Heavy, and Specialist variant, and you can buy bundles for a single corps for 40,000 credits.
One of the biggest complaints for Battlefront 2 was that the customization mechanic that used to be in the first Battlefront game is no longer in the game, where you could change your species (if you were a Rebel) or customize your Stormtrooper armor. While that sort of stuff is still mainly unavailable for the rest of the game, the corps update is hopefully going to be the first step to returning to that standard.
This is the first inkling of the various new Clone Wars additions to the game, such as adding the Battle of Geonosis, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Count Dooku, and General Grievous. The Battlefront 2 Elite Corps update is also going to be creating a Prequel Era playlist, so that you’ll only be using the Kashyyyk and Naboo maps for Galactic Assault.
Along with that, Ewok Hunt is being made a permanent game mode and the Naboo Palace Hangar map is being added to Custom Arcade and Blast playlists.
Hopefully more content like this will be coming out for Star Wars Battlefront 2 in the near future.