Three months ago, in October 2017, Disney restored the multiplayer functionalities of the 2005 version of Star Wars Battlefront II (not to be confused with the 2017 title of the same name.) The game had been available on Steam for some time, but players had not been able to play online like they could back in the good old days until this update was released. What’s more is that the updated Battlefront II supports cross-play between the Steam and GOG versions of the game.

Now, Disney has gone even further in returning this beloved title to prominence, and released a brand-new multiplayer patch. This patch has increased functionality of the game lobbies, fixed bugs related to how Steam usernames are displayed in-game, and made ping calculations more accurate.

These changes are fairly minor ones, but it worth mentioning that this announcement comes hot off the heels of the controversy surrounding the 2017 Battlefront II‘s micro-transactions, which may make this seem like Disney is trying to one-up EA. But for now, that is pure speculation.

This new update for the 2005 title will be automatically downloaded for users playing the game on Steam, and can be downloaded manually by GOG users.


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Noah Dominguez
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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.