Star Wars Battlefront II has received Update 1.45. You can now download this patch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You will find that Star Wars Battlefront II Update 1.45 has two new heroes, improvements, and much more. Something else that stands out in this patch is that they created unique hit markers from the attacker’s point of view for explosive damage and for melee damage/other.
This is the sequel to Star Wars: Battlefront, launched in 2015 and focused on offering us massive battles in the universe of the famous Lucasfilm galactic saga. This second part, continues betting on the online component, and has a campaign and multiplayer content based on all the films. Below you will find some key patch notes regarding Star Wars Battlefront II Update 1.45.
Two new Heroes, BB-8 for the Resistance and BB-9E for the First Order, are now available. Supremacy and Instant Action are now available on new Planets (Takodana, Jakku, Ajan Kloss). They also added new Capital Ship interior maps, the MC85 Star Cruiser and the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer, as part of the Supremacy game mode on the new planets.
Hero Showdown is now available on Ajan Kloss. New emotes have been added in Star Wars Battlefront II for Finn (Thumbs Up) and Kylo Ren (Showdown), unlockable via milestones.
Quality of life
Added era selection to Supremacy, including the option for matchmaking into any game. Droideka units are added as AI players on Co-Op and Instant Action.
They created unique hit markers in Star Wars Battlefront II from the attacker’s point of view for explosive damage and for melee damage/other. This will allow you to more clearly see if you are dealing splash damage or if you are hitting your target directly. In the case where you hit a target with an explosive bullet, you will see both the normal hit indicator plus the new explosive damage hit indicator.
This change allowed them to fix an issue where explosive bullet headshots did not show the yellow headshot indicator. Finally, they removed an obsolete feature where each hit indicator would turn grey if your absolute amount of damage was below a certain hard threshold.
Explosive Damage Reduction
Some effects can cause you to take less explosive damage from grenades, explosive bullets, and other explosive sources. This includes the Bodyguard Star Card and the protective area when in Sentry mode. They have added the same in-game messaging for this that they use for normal damage reduction.
This means that when you deal explosive damage to an enemy in Star Wars Battlefront II that takes reduced explosion damage, you will see a red animated shield icon emanate from that hit. To distinguish between explosion damage reduction and normal damage reduction, they have created a unique icon for explosion damage reduction that looks like four small dots and can be superimposed onto the already existing shield icon that they display above enemies´ heads.
They are also using these two icons near your own health bar to show you that you have been buffed by one or both of these effects.
Here you will find the complete list of Star Wars Battlefront II Update 1.45 patch notes. I remind you that EA and DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront II released on November 17, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.