Star Wars: Battlefront – What Vehicles Will be Playable?

Even after receiving confirmation on several aspects of Battlefront, including locations, the game still holds many mysteries. How much will it have in common with Battlefield? What weapons will we have access to? How many hero characters will there be?

One of the bigger questions is concerning the vehicles: which ones can we drive? Obviously, they will be relegated to the Original Trilogy timeline, but the questions remains on exactly will be at our disposal. Recently, we had confirmation of more vehicles in addition to the ones in the trailer. We’re going to take a tally of everything drivable in the game, based on word from the developers and the trailer they presented.

So, what can I drive?

I’m glad you asked! Let’s start with the Rebel ships, shall we?

Incom T-64 X-Wing Starfighter

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An all purpose starfighter in common usage with the Rebels, it has become the backbone of its starfighter corps. Equipped with shields and armed with four laser cannons and two proton torpedo launchers, it was a commonly used for dogfighting and escorting heavier ships such as frigates and Y-Wing bombers. It’s also a favorite of Rogue Squadron.

Millennium Falcon (YT-1300 Corellian Light Freighter)

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While most freighters of this type aren’t expected to be worthy of many accolades, the Falcon is in a class of its own thanks to some modifications done by Han Solo and Chewbacca. The upgrades include better armor plating, hidden weapons, faster engines, smuggling compartments, and sensor jammers. Obviously, not all of these modifications will come into play in Battlefront, but we know two things: the ship will be very fast and very powerful.

T-47 airspeeder (Snowspeeders)

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Originally designed for industrial cargo handling, the Rebel Alliance modified them for reconnaissance duty. Due to only using repulserlifts rather than standard engines, T-47’s are only used on the surface of planets. Armed only with two blaster canons, they’re not meant for heavy combat. In the Battle of Hoth, however, the Rebels were forced to use them to defend Echo Base, using the speeder’s tow cables to trip approaching AT-AT’s up.

What about the Empire?

So, here’s what the Empire is confirmed to have at its disposal in the game…

TIE Fighter

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Disposable but easy to mass produce, the TIE Fighter is a maneuverable but vulnerable craft. It’s twin blaster cannons are effective but rudimentary, which means the Tie Fighter needs to attack in superior numbers to truly have the advantage.

AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport)

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First seen briefly in the Battle of Hoth and then in a larger capacity for the Battle of Endor, the AT-ST is a recon vehicle used for hit and run attacks. Armed with two arrays of blaster cannon and a concussion grenade launcher, it may look flimsy but it has an excellent anti-personnel capacity.

AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)

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While it’s a little impractical in practice, the AT-AT is a weapon of terror. Heavily armored and dual Turbolasers, the AT-AT is used to transport troops into extremely dangerous warzones. The rumor is these will be on-rails vehicles only.

Speeder Bike

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While technically not an Empire-only vehicle, they are produced by Imperial manufacturers so we’ll list them under their space. With little armor and only one blaster, speeder bikes are for quick travel and recon only. They have a max altitude of 10 meters, which makes they fantastic for getting around difficult terrain quickly.

That’s all we have confirmed for now, but we’re sure there will be more to come. After all, we doubt they’d miss putting Tie Interceptors and Y-Wings in the game.

2 Comments

  1. Nick, you’re totally right. I wrote this one at midnight working on five hours of sleep and I slipped up. It has been fixed. 🙂

  2. Not usually this type of nerd but…

    Proton torpedos. The X-wing carries proton torpedos. Photon is out of Star Trek.

    Obviously this is tongue in cheek, and more for fun. The important thing here is the reveal that vehicles will indeed be a part of the Battlefront experience once more.

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