Sony recently announced two PlayStation 4 system bundles for Star Wars Battlefront II. If you are planning to finally enter the world of the PS4 with these bundles, there are several accessories we recommend checking out so that you can get the most out of the videogame along with the system. You can find our buying guide for the best accessories to purchase along with the Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Bundle or PS4 Pro Console Bundle below.
About the Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 and PS4 Pro Console Bundles
Before we start, let’s take a gander as to what’s included in the new console bundles.
The Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Console Bundle comes with the standard slim Jet Black PlayStation 4 system with 1 TB preinstalled hard disk drive, matching DualShock 4 controller as well as a physical Blu-ray copy of Star Wars Battlefront II.
The PlayStation 4 Pro Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition Console Bundle includes a specially designed PS4 Pro system based on the videogame. For the uninformed, the PlayStation 4 Pro is more powerful than the standard slim console, which usually results in games with better frame rate, higher resolutions and/or other visual enhancements. Also included in this bundle is a matching DualShock 4 controller, 1 TB HDD as well as a physical copy of Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition.
The aforementioned Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition comes with the Armored Assault Upgrade Pack, Elite Officer Upgrade Pack, Heavy Metal Upgrade Pack, Master Specialist Upgrade Pack in addition to the Star Wars Battlefront II: The Last Jedi Heroes DLC.
The Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Console Bundle will be released on the 17th of November while the PlayStation 4 Pro Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition Console Bundle is coming out three days earlier on the 14th of November. If you are interested and haven’t done so already, you can purchase the products with the following links: Slim Bundle and Limited Edition Pro Bundle.
Although Star Wars Battlefront II is visually impressive, the sound design of the first-person shooter is equally as striking. Hearing the blasters shooting and light saber clashing to go along with the stirring soundtrack makes the massive battles even more epic. Thus, wearing a quality gaming headset will really add to your experience with the first-person shooter.
Sony has a pair of gaming headsets worth checking out. One of which is the PlayStation Gold, which features 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound with compatible games. If you are interested, you can purchase the PlayStation Gold Gaming Headset with this page.
Another official headset worth checking out for the PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation Platinum. In addition to 7.1 VSS, this product also supports 3D Audio with compatible titles. You can find the PlayStation Platinum Gaming Headset via this link.
Both aforementioned headsets use the Headset Companion App, a program that can be downloaded for free from the PlayStation Store. The application is used to set up specific audio profiles for games and genres.
Unlike the first game, Star Wars Battlefront II comes with a single-player campaign. With that said, you will be missing out on a big portion of the sequel without the online multiplayer.
One of the multiplayer modes is called Strike, where two teams of eight players compete is objective-based battles. The other is Blast, a faster paced match where fights take place in close quarters. In Heroes vs. Villains, you get to play as iconic characters from the movies in four versus four battles. New to the Battlefront series is Starfighter Assault, a mode where you can control bombers, fighters, interceptors and iconic ships in massive objective-based starfighter battles.
Finally, the biggest online multiplayer mode in Battlefront II is Galactic Assault as it features two teams of 20 players as it combines vehicular combat with on-foot battles in addition to having multiple classes and heroes mixed in.
In order to play Star Wars Battlefront II and other multiplayer games online on the PlayStation 4, you will need to subscribe to PlayStation Plus. The subscription also provides other benefits such as full access to select PS4, PS3 and Vita games (the list refreshes every month), exclusive discounts and more. If you aren’t already member, then you can purchase a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription via this page.
Perhaps the coolest accessory for the PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation VR. The headset lets you play virtual reality games and experiences, including the free Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: VR Mission. In this game, you get to pilot an X-wing as you fight in 360 degrees space combat.
So, while expensive and not really are that essential for Star Wars Battlefront II, the PlayStation VR does offer some unique experiences that you can’t find anywhere else on home consoles.
If you are interested, you can purchase the PlayStation VR and Camera bundle with this link.
External Hard Disk Drive
Electronic Arts and EA DICE is planning to give regular updates to Star Wars Battlefront II, including free DLC maps, While both aforementioned bundles come with an 1 TB hard disk drive, it can quickly be filled up with patch updates, DLC expansions as well as other games (this is true even if you purchase a physical version of the game as you still have to install it onto your hard drive).
Fortunately, Sony recently updated the firmware of the PlayStation 4 to add support for external storage devices. As a result, games can be installed and launched on compatible USB hard drives. If you are interested in adding more space, you can take a look at the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive, Toshiba Canvio Connect II 2TB Portable Hard Drive and Western Digital 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive. You can check them out with the following pages:
- Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
- Toshiba Canvio Connect II 2TB Portable Hard Drive
- Western Digital 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive
So, if you are planning to pick up the Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Console Bundle or Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Pro Limited Edition Console Bundle, then you should take a look at the accessories we mentioned above so that you can get the most out of the game and system.