Star Wars: Squadrons to Bring Balance Changes to Starfighters

Good news for pilots.
Good news for pilots. Motive Studios

Since it was first released, Star Wars: Squadrons received a lot of new content. So what’s coming this year? It seems that for the next few weeks, some changes are arriving in starfighters and components. Players can also expect some tweaks to matchmaking parameters to ensure an excellent gameplay experience.

First Set

The first set of balances have in fact arrived for starfighters and components, particularly for the A-wing. The ship’s shield capacity has been lowered by 20% and the overcharge decay rate has increased by 100%, matching it with that of the TIE defender.

These two changes should bring the performance of the A-wing in line with other starfighters while making sure that its interceptor role is not affected. Players wanting to use the A-wing now need to have better power management.

New Things Arriving

More cosmetics are planned to be released to the game. That may be on the road ahead, but for now, players can enjoy customization options and Twitch Prime rewards, two of which are still available. Currently, players can use in-game pilot helmets with Striking Impact and Kidron Sunset. Next month, it’s the Prime Gaming Supply Drop 4. Get those Twitch rewards here.


The last cosmetic drop is scheduled for May 4, which is Star Wars Day. However, rewards for Operation can still be obtained even after that. So just continue finishing those online challenges to get those sweet rewards. Learn more about Operations here.

Star Wars: Squadrons is a game that’s part of the Star Wars universe and released in October 2020. The game offers single-player and multiplayer game modes. In terms of the lore, the game is set after Return of the Jedi . The single-player campaign alternates between the Titan Squadron of the Galactic Empire and the Vanguard Squadron of the New Republic, both are after Project Starhawk but with different objectives. The Titan Squadron is the one that wants to destroy it while the Vanguard Squadron has to make sure it’s completed.

Star Wars: Squadrons is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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