10 Things Only Star Wars Battlefront 2 Fans Will Understand
Is there anything worse than being force pushed off Kashyyyk?
Okay, right off the bat: Star Wars Battlefront II is awesome.
Despite the tedious cries of "Loot Crates" and "microtransactions" which, like a Mynock stuck to a power cable, refuse to go away (despite these things having being scrapped years ago), there are literally hundreds of hours to be enjoyed here, both on and offline.
While the Forces (buddum tish) of good and evil clash in epic combat across the galaxy, from the oppressive heat of Mos Eisley to the serene streets of Theed, players build up experience points and in-game currency to unlock new characters and more powerful abilities, the better to take the fight to the enemy.
What you might not realise, however, is that - not unlike the use of particular quotes and references in Star Wars fandom more generally speaking - there are certain things we do in Battlefront II which may not make much sense to outsiders; things that only the fans truly understand.
Battlefront II has developed its own meta among the players, so here, from this lexicon, are ten things only Star Wars Battlefront II fans will understand.
10. The Importance Of The Bomber Class
It is perhaps fair to suggest that, when choosing a ship in Starfighter Assault mode, or upon accruing enough points in battle to unlock such a vehicle, most casual BFII players will choose the Fighter class first and Interceptor second.
These are the sexy ships: from the Naboo N-1, the ARC-170, to the Droid Tri-Fighter and, of course, classic X-Wing.
The Bomber class, however - much like Quadinaros in Episode I Racer - always gets picked last; slow and unwieldy as it can be to wrestle with.
Experienced players, however, know that the Bomber is very much the secret weapon in your arsenal.
It may be slow at first, but its base speed can be increased with the application of the "Engine Upgrade" star card, closing the gap somewhat on the other classes.
In terms of defensive capabilities, the Bomber is the most resistant to incoming fire, and its already impressive stats can be boosted further with the "Reinforced Hull" card.
Where it really shines, though, is in objective play, as the Bomber's high damage output and strong defences make it an absolute must for objective-based modes.
She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts.