After dropping Call of Duty: WWII early from June’s PlayStation Plus freebies, a lot of people were wondering and speculating what might go alongside it. Sony have now confirmed that Star Wars Battlefront II is the second PS+ offering.
There was a slight disturbance in Sony’s marketing plan yesterday, when an Instagram advert let slip that Battlefront II would be part of PS+ a little early. The advert was quickly removed, but the internet being the internet, it was captured and uploaded to YouTube.
Star Wars Battlefront II scored 8/10 in our initial review but was criticised heavily by us and many other reviewers for including loot boxes and focussing on a heavy grinding to unlock new weapons and characters. Since the game launched the progression system has been completely reworked and improved considerably, with the game going through a renaissance through 2019 with a steady stream of hero characters and content based around The Clone Wars era.
The game is, however, coming to an end as a live service. Alongside ending Battlefield V support, DICE announced that the recently released Battle of Scarif update would be the game’s last major content drop, though there were some special in-game activities for May 4th’s Star Wars celebrations. So it makes sense for EA to drop the game into PS Plus as a freebie.
Battlefront II will be available to download on 2nd June, but Sony announced the first game earlier this week would be Call of Duty: WWII. They also released that title early and you can get it now from this PS Plus Call of Duty: WWII download link.
Call of Duty: WWII was released in 2017 and was developed by Sledgehammer Games. In our review, of Call of Duty: WWII Jim wrote:
Three years ago, Sledgehammer took a bold step forward with Advanced Warfare. Now, in 2017, it’s taken a bold step back. Despite some interesting additions like Headquarters and War, Call of Duty: WWII is arguably the most reserved entry we’ve had in years, but is already proving a hit among fans. There is still that sense of fatigue, however, and if Call of Duty is to soar to the top once again, Treyarch and Infinity Ward will need to change something more than the time period in the coming years.
You can read the full Call of Duty: WWII review here.
Sony are expect to officially confirm the June PlayStation Plus line up sometime this week.