DICE has outlined its plans for Star Wars Battlefront II for the remainder of the year, starting off with July's free Hero Starfighters update.

As you might have twigged, this allows you to strap yourself in some of the Star Wars series' most iconic fighters from the Light and Dark Side, so expect to mix it up with the likes of Boba Fett's Slave 1, Tallie's A-Wing, Yedi's Interceptor, and of course the Millennium Falcon. 

In addition, the update also adds the ability to use player command to turn your lightsaber on/off, as well as changing appearances pre-round.

DICE has revealed that it will continue to improve a number of key game elements outside of its planned content roster, including matchmaking, daily challenges, map rotation, and more.

Looking ahead, August will see Clone Trooper appearances added into the mix alongside the ability to use credits or crystals to snag new emotes and victory poses.

Things get even more exciting in the autumn. Here, DICE will roll out two new Heroes in the shape of Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grevious, who duked it out in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The duo will be complemented by a 'new large-scale mode' and Clone Trooper and Hero Appearances.

Finally, winter will see Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku joining the fight. Anakin was a bit of a whiny git, although Dooku, despite sounding like a rip-off Count Duckula, was played by the late Christopher Lee and is an all-around badass. I mean, the guy defeated Obi-Wan and Anakin together, chopping off the latter's arm in the process, and then managed to battle even Yoda.

Rounding things off for winter's Star Wars Battlefront II content drop will be the Geonosis map and yet more Clone Trooper and Hero Appearances.

Star Wars Battlefront II has improved considerably since it launched last November on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, at which point it was in all honesty a bit of a mess.

The game recently celebrated Han Solo Season, an occasion which should have been pretty solid if it weren't for the fact it coincided with the movie Solo, which is officially the only Star Wars movie to flop. Doh.

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