Star Wars Battlefront PSA: you can now equip two Trait cards

Death Star DLC patch rolls out.

The Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC (downloadable content) rolled out yesterday, and with it, a big patch. Among the big list of changes was one in particular you should know about: the ability to equip two Trait cards in a battle. I've been playing this afternoon and it's worth pointing out that this doesn't mean you can have two Traits active at the same time, at least not from what I can see.

Traits are passive abilities that have three tiers - tiers achieved in battle by doing different things (killing, capturing objectives, and so on). They're powerful bonuses to have on your side. For instance, the old Survivalist Trait card used to - at level three - trigger health regeneration 50 per cent faster, and give you 50 health per kill.

I say 'old' because Trait cards have been revised now, presumably because you can equip two. In many cases they've been weakened. Here are the Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC patch notes that refer to them.

Bodyguard:

  • Level 1: "Explosive damage reduction 30%" has been changed to "Damage reduction with 10%"
  • Level 2: "Explosive damage reduction 50% has been changed to "Damage reduction with 25%"
  • Level 3: "Explosive damage reduction 50 & Blaster damage reduction 30%" has been changed to "Damage reduction with 50%"

Bounty Hunter:

  • Level 1: "25% power up chance on kill" has been changed to "10% Faster card cooldowns"
  • Level 2: "50% power up chance on kill" has been changed to "25% Faster card cooldowns"
  • Level 3: "50% power up chance on kill & Kills shave off 80% of cooldown" has been changed to "50% Faster card cooldowns"

Berserker:

  • Level 1: "25% damage increase when hurt" has been changed to "15% bonus to hip fire damage"
  • Level 2: "50% damage increase when hurt" has been changed to " 30% bonus to hip fire damage"
  • Level 3: "50% damage increase when hurt & 50% armor value when hurt" has been changed to "50% bonus to hip fire damage"

Escape Artist:

  • Level 1: "10% bonus to sprint speed" has been changed to "5% bonus to sprint speed"
  • Level 2: "25% bonus to sprint speed" has been changed to "15% bonus to sprint speed"
  • Level 3: "25 bonus to sprint speed & lethal melee strikes" has been changed to "30% bonus to sprint speed"

Scout:

  • Level 1: "Sprinting doesn't trigger enemy scanners" has been changed to "Firing blasters doesn't trigger enemy scanners"
  • Level 2: "Firing blasters doesn't trigger enemy scanners" has been changed to "Sprinting doesn't trigger scanner"
  • Level 3: "Killing an enemy resets primary blaster heat" has been changed to "scramble enemy scanners".

Sharpshooter:

  • Level 1: "Headshots shaves of 25% of card cooldown" has been changed to "15% bonus damage while zooming"
  • Level 2: "Headshots shaves of 50% of card cooldown" has been changed to "30% bonus damage while zooming"
  • Level 3: "Headshots shaves of 100% of card cooldown" has been changed to "50% bonus damage while zooming"

Survivalist:

  • Level 1: "Health regen starts 25% faster" has been changed to "6 seconds to health regenerates"
  • Level 2: "Health regen starts 50% faster" has been changed to "4 seconds to health regenerates"
  • Level 3: "Health regen starts 50% faster & Kills regenerates 50 health" has been changed to "2 seconds to health regenerate".

Whoops! I don't think that was supposed to happen.

Elsewhere in the patch are details on the new Death Star DLC weapons, the TL-50 Heavy Repeater and K-16 Bryar Pistol; the new Star Cards, the Laser Trip Mine and Medical Droid; and the new heroes Bossk and Chewbacca. I wrote more about Star Wars Battlefront's Chewbacca and Bossk at the weekend.

The Death Star DLC includes the new, and grand, Battle Station mode, which plays out over three different phases: in space, on foot, and then in the iconic Death Start trenches. There are five new maps stuffed in too.

Martin will take a look at the Death Star DLC for us and tell you what he thinks. The Death Star DLC, like the other two paid Battlefront DLCs, costs 12. It's included in the four-DLC, 40 Season Pass.

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