Pilots Wanted! Star Wars: Squadrons Ready for Battle October 2nd

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After a series of leaks last week, EA has officially debuted the launch trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons, a first person flight simulator that pits New Republic forces against remnants of the shattered Galactic Empire.

The Star Wars: Squadrons story takes place post Return of the Jedi and pits the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron against the Imperial Remnant’s Titan Squadron. In the release trailer, there are many blink and you’ll miss them connections to the galaxy at large. Both Wedge Antilles and Hera Syndulla make appearances, as well as many ship variants including the TIE Striker and Starhawk-class battleship.

Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay Details

Multiplayer will support a total of 10 players in the form of 5 v 5 space battles. As of now, the announced game modes are Fleet Battles, where each team sets out to destroy the opposing team’s flagship and Dogfights, where the goal is simply to destroy more fighters than your opponent.

Through game progression, players will have the ability to customize their pilots and star fighters, as well as upgrade weapon systems. Cosmetics will include engines, cockpit, shields, and ship exterior. Planetary maps confirmed for Squadrons include gas giant Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.

Star Wars: Squadrons Release Info

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Wedge Antilles, as seen in Squadrons’ release trailer

Star Wars: Squadrons will release on October 2nd, 2020 for PS4, XBox One, and PC. It is slated for a $39.99 price point, so expect something multiplayer heavy, that is not as expansive as EA and Motive’s Star Wars: Battlefront II.

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Are you excited for the upcoming release? Do you think it will differ heavily from the limited space combat in Battlefront? Let us know your expectations in the comments!



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Sean McLaughlin

Sean is a writer, theater director, and actor based on the Jersey Shore. He is an avid lover of all film, but Star Wars holds a special place in his heart. Sean also runs his own film blog The Dailie Talk,, which you should check out!