'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Update 1.50 Tweaks Skin Unlocks & Nerfs Vader - Patch Notes

Star Wars Battlefront 2 update 1.50 has gone live on PS4, making it easier to unlock certain Appearances while nerfing both Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. The patch notes offer the full details courtesy of a post on the game's official subreddit.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Update 1.50 Patch Notes

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'Star Wars Battlefront 2' update 1.50 is live with a big Kylo Ren nerf. Read the full patch notes below. 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. DICE/EA
  • Balanced the Milestone requirements for Darth Maul's Old Master appearance, Luke Skywalker's Farmboy appearance and Leia Organa's Princess appearance. The Milestones now require players to defeat 5,000 enemies as any Dark side or Light side hero.
  • Made improvements to prevent the issue of players matchmaking into one-team lobbies.
  • Various stability fixes related to the gameplay of Imperial Rocket Trooper and First Order Flametrooper.
  • Balancing pass on Darth Vader:
    • Reduced Darth Vader's Lightsaber Throw damage from 150 to 130.
    • Reduced the values of the Intensified Lightsaber Throw Star Card to 15-20-25-30.
    • Enemies who are affected by Darth Vader's Choke will only take half damage from Lightsaber Throw.
  • Lowered base damage of Kylo Ren's Frenzy ability from 125 to 115.
  • The appearances of AI-controlled Clone Troopers on the Republic Attack Cruiser on Instant Action and Co-Op - Missions are now set to Phase 2.
  • Fixed an issue with the AI's behavior regarding Command Post E on Death Star 2, on Instant Action and Supremacy.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Fight As One" milestone would not track progress when playing in Co-Op Missions.
  • Fixed an issue where certain unlockable items were still indicated to be unlocked through Events only.
  • Fixed an issue with the DL-18, where the Improved Cooling mod wouldn't increase how many shots the weapon could fire before overheating.
  • Fixed an issue with the descriptions of the Republic Attack Cruiser and the Separatist Dreadnought on the Frontend menu of Instant Action Missions.
  • Resolved an issue where wrong announcers could be heard when transitioning between round phases of any game mode, while using certain Heroes.
  • Fixed an issue where the Name Tags UI option in the Main Menu would overlap with the Kill Message when set to Default.
  • Fixed an issue where the Objective opacity sliders in the UI options will now include the progress bar, squad order, no. of contesters and text labels.
  • The visual for the PC Chat prompt has now been removed from the UI options on consoles.

While much of Star Wars Battlefront 2 update 1.50 emphasizes minor bug fixes and AI tweaks, one of its biggest feature-based additions is a loosening of requirements for some very cool Milestones. After today's update, Old Master Darth Maul, Farmboy Luke and the Princess variant of Leia Organa will all be easier to unlock than they were before. While the new challenges are still a bit of a grind to complete, players have a bit more freedom in how they'd like the tasks to be done. For the fans currently petitioning to expand Battlefront 2 with more DLC as the game's main development concludes, these easy skins might ease the coming stagnation.

On the other side of the equation are some significant nerfs to Dark Side villains like Vader and Kylo Ren. Both characters have been way too powerful in the meta for quite some time, with Vader nerfs in particular being a subject of fan discussion for several months. Once again, in an effort to curb a longstanding community issue, it appears those problems have finally been solved. Going forward, updates for Star Wars Battlefront 2 are likely to be much smaller than this one if they're released at all. With that in mind, it's worth reflecting on how the game miraculously transitioned from loot box scapegoat into one of the most beloved shooters of this console generation.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The 1.50 patch is going live on all platforms.

What do you think of Star Wars Battlefront 2 update 1.50 based on these patch notes? Are you happy with the Vader nerfs? Tell us in the comments section!