'Star Wars Battlefront' Servers Not Shutting Down In 2017, EA Confirms Updates Are Coming

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Star Wars Battlefront is getting a sequel in 2017, but that doesn’t mean the servers for the current game will shut down. EA community manager Mat Everett debunked recent rumors and dropped hints about an incoming update on the game’s official forums.

Despite the fact that Star Wars Battlefront’s player counts have dropped significantly since launch, Everett first mentioned that steps are being taken to combat emptiness. “Rumors of servers going offline are 100 percent false,” he confirmed, “the Star Wars Battlefront servers will be going strong for time to come.”

To prove that point, he mentioned an update designed to tighten up the experience for existing players. “I will post those details as the patch is made available like we typically do.” Furthermore, the community man concluded by saying, “I will confirm what I can as soon as I get the green light to do so.” According to developers in the source thread, the update is currently being QA tested and will be published once that process is complete.

As those involved in the game’s community will know, the Star Wars Battlefront Scarif DLC pack went live on Dec. 6 and is the last major content addition for the multiplayer suite. Since then, however, there have been a series of troublesome glitches causing big problems for players. Certain heroes are essentially invincible, and it’s not uncommon to randomly spawn as a standard troop at times when you should be a hero. We’re light on details about the next update, but we imagine those shortcomings will be addressed.

Star Wars Battlefront is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Its sequel is expected to release this fall. It’s being developed by DICE in collaboration with EA Motive.Are you glad to see Star Wars Battlefront’s servers won’t be going down anytime soon? What do you want from the next update? Tell us in the comments section!

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