Dice Breaks Down How Heroes Work in Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront gives players the opportunity to play as classic heroes and villains from the Star Wars saga. We’ve known this since the game’s big reveal back in April, but today we’ve finally learned some concrete details about what it’s like to actually play as one of them.

Players can jump into the boots of the heroes and villains by locating a pick-up for the character on the map. Once activiated, the Hero system works much like it did in Star Wars: Battlefront II. Heroes health will consistently decrease as time passes, but players can gain some of that health back by killing enemies.

“Our goal was to give an average player around two minutes as a Hero or Villain,” says Senior Producer Jamie Keen. “But if you’re good enough, you might stretch that to around five minutes. In theory, you could play as Luke Skywalker for a whole match, but that is extremely unlikely. That said, the gauntlet is thrown!”

Dice also broke down Luke Skywalker’s moveset. Luke can perform a force jump to quickly get out of harms way, unleash a sweeping heavy attack, send enemies flying with a Force Push, and quickly close-in on enemies with a Saber Rush. He’s described as a powerful character, and comes decked in his iconic Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi garb.

Star Wars: Battlefront is out November 17 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Be sure to check back throughout the week, as Dice plans on revealing more about the heroes and villains of Star Wars: Battlefront.