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Pandemic's old Star Wars Battlefront 2 just got another multiplayer update

"Permission to hop in an X-Wing and blow something up?"

Someone, somewhere at Disney is still updating the 2005 version of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - the one defunct developer Pandemic made over a decade ago before it was shut down.

Online multiplayer suddenly returned to the aging shooter back in October, just prior to the arrival DICE's shiny new Star Wars: Battlefront 2 launching.

Last night, the game received a new 269.3MB patch via Steam to improve its online multiplayer features:

  • Lobby functionality has been improved
  • Steam usernames should now display correctly
  • Ping calculations are more accurate
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Who is still updating this 13 year old game? It is nothing to do with EA, and Disney is no longer actively involved in game development - it licenses other studios to make games with its properties.

Whoever it is, they are making fans of the mid-noughties classic seemingly a lot happier than DICE's Battlefield fanbase. That game's hugely controversial loot crates are still unavailable to buy for real-world money following the furore over their implementation. But with Last Jedi now released and the Christmas sales season over, how long will that last?

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