With the announcement of Ubisoft’s new open world Star Wars game, EA definitely needs to double down on a sequel to 2017’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Even after a shaky launch, they were able to build the game up and fix all the problems that players had with the game. However, if they are to make a sequel, there are certainly some things that EA needs to improve on, tone down, and introduce to the game altogether. With so many possibilities, it’s hard to even imagine some of the things that we could get with a sequel, but that’s definitely not going to stop me from getting my hopes up that we will receive everything on this list and perhaps even more. Here is everything we want to see if EA ever gets around to making Star Wars: Battlefront 3!
I’m sure we can all agree that more planets in Star Wars: Battlefront 3 would be a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 currently has 20 planets including Naboo, Starkiller Base, Kamino, Takodana, Jakku, Yavin 4, Death Star II, Endor, Hoth, Kashyyyk, Tatooine, Crait, D’Qar, Kessel, Geonosis, Bespin, Felucia, Ajan Kloss, and Scarif. Now, 20 planets sounds incredibly overwhelming, and the game certainly isn’t lacking in this respect, but as the great Kylo Ren once – or maybe a little bit more – said… MORE! There’s so many more planets we can explore with Star Wars: Battlefront 3 – Mustafar, Dagobah, Corelia, Nal Hutta, Malachor, and even Hetzal Prime introduced in the recent Star Wars: Light of the Jedi novel. Of course, I can’t mention Star Wars planets without bringing up one of the most important planets in all of Star Wars history…Mandalore! It would be amazing if Star Wars: Battlefront 3 takes us to fight on the front lines in the Siege of Mandalore at the tail end of The Clone Wars.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2, even after all of the content updates bringing in heroes from The Clone Wars, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker, is still feeling a pretty significant lack of playable heroes. Between the light and dark side heroes we have a total of 14 heroes including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, Rey, Yoda, Finn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, BB-8, Boba Fett, Bossk, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Iden Versio, Captain Phasma, General Grievous, Count Dooku, and BB-9E. There’s still so many more characters that can be added into Star Wars: Battlefront 3 like Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Sabine Wren, Zeb Orrelios, Kallus, Gar Saxon, Grand Admiral Thrawn, The Son, Grand Inquisitor, Saw Gerrera, Padme, Kit Fisto, and by far one of the most requested Star Wars characters of all time….Ahsoka Tano! I still can’t believe that Ahsoka hasn’t been added into a single Star Wars game outside of Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars yet. Of course, with the release of The Mandalorian, I can also see Din Djarin being added into the game as well.
Another thing that we would love to see in Star Wars: Battlefront 3 is the addition of a bunch of new vehicles. Currently, we have Darth Maul’s Scimitar, BTL-B Y-Wing, AAT, AT-RT, Vulture Droid, N-1 Starfighter, V-Wing, MTT, Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, Boba Fett’s Slave I, Luke Skywalker’s T-65B X-Wing, Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1, T-65B X-Wing, RZ-1 A-Wing, BTL-A4 Y-Wing, TIE/LN, TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber, Poe Dameron’s Black One, Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, Tallie Lintra’s RZ-2 A-Wing, First Order AT-ST, and the Resistance Ski Speeder. While this is certainly a solid amount of vehicles, we’re definitely still missing some key vehicles from the Star Wars universe. Where’s The Ghost from Star Wars: Rebels? The Rogue Shadow from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed?
The biggest issue with Star Wars: Battlefront 2 at launch was the overinclusion of microtransactions. In Star Wars: Battlefront 2, these microtransactions came in the form of random loot boxes. These loot boxes were essentially a pay-to-win system that included various cosmetics, Star Cards, and unlockable characters. There was a way to obtain these loot boxes from playing the game, but your best bet was to purchase them and even then you weren’t guaranteed to get anything good from them. This was a terrible system and EA was actually sued because of it; leading the publisher to completely remove them from the game. If Star Wars: Battlefront 3 does end up becoming a real thing, I don’t want to see a single microtransaction in the game at all. Ever. I’d be more than happy to pay the retail price for the game as well as any DLC that may come after launch, but I don’t want to pay for any microtransactions.