In Fighter Squadron you’ll jump into the iconic ships of the Rebel Alliance and
the Galactic Empire. Behind the sticks of X-wings, A-wings, TIE fighters, and
TIE Interceptors you’ll engage in aerial battles with up to 20 players.
AI-controlled ships join the battles, giving players an intense, action-packed
Your team’s objective is to destroy more fighters than the other team. If your
team reaches the score limit of 200 kills or has the most kills when the time
limit is over, your side wins!
But there’s more than dogfights to worry about. As transport shuttles are being
utilized by both the Rebels and Imperials, your job will be to either attack the
other team’s shuttle or keep yours out of harm’s way. Expect intense fights over
the transport shuttles and earn bonus points if you “take care” of them as your
When you hit the cockpit, you’ll use several offensive and defensive tactics.
Your ship’s laser cannons will rough up enemy targets and missiles will do a
great deal of damage.
“Use your lock-on when you’re on the tail of a foe,” Forsman advises. “Then,
fire off a missile when the time is right and hope for a deadly hit. Just
remember to keep an eye on the cool-down period for your arsenal during your
Each side also has a unique ship ability: Imperial ships can get from A to B in
just a few, ahem, parsecs with their speed boost and the Rebels can activate a
shield for when the going gets tough. Chased or outnumbered? Both sides can hit
one of the evasive maneuver buttons to quickly shake off enemies.
If you want to give yourself and your team an edge, look for powerups located in
key areas of the map. Often placed low and by challenging flight paths, these
pickups are a bit tricky to reach but with bonuses like ship repairs or shorter
missile cooldown they’re definitely worth the trip.
Then there’s that special powerup, the one that gives you a few minutes piloting
the galaxy’s most coveted starfighters.
“For the Rebels, the Hero starfighter is the Millennium Falcon. The Imperial
team will get to pilot Slave-1, made famous by Jango and Boba Fett,” Peter
Apart from the thrill of taking control over these epic ships (hot tip: try out
the cockpit view to fulfill that Boba Fett battle fantasy), Hero starfighters
possess better attack and defense abilities. Learn where the pickups are located
and you’ll be a Fighter Squadron ace in no time.
Fighter Squadron is designed for all fans who ever wanted to dogfight in the
skies with their favorite ships from the Star Wars universe. It’s challenging
and the aerial battles will require some skills, but Peter Forsman ensure us
that the mode will welcome all players:
“The fact that there are AI-controlled enemies that need to be taken down means
that players who aren’t ace pilots still can help out their team. Fighter
Squadron is definitely for everyone, and you’ll feel right at home if you’re a
fan of the Star Wars starfighter battles,” says Forsman.
So no matter if you’re an ace or rookie pilot, we hope you’ll enjoy your time in
the air when Fighter Squadron launches with Star Wars Battlefront on November
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