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Star Wars: Squadrons

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Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person, multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic 5v5 space battles. Modify your starfighter, and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan. Take control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter. Customize loadouts and cosmetics. Divert power between weapons, shields, and engines while immersing yourself in the cockpit. In addition, players will have the option to play the entirety of the game in virtual reality (VR)!

Live your STAR WARS pilot fantasy

The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and — with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space — feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player STAR WARS story. Immerse yourself in the pilot’s seat completely with the option to play the entirety of STAR WARS: Squadrons in VR.

STAR WARS™ single-player story — Learn what it means to be a pilot after the events of Return of the Jedi. Seen from alternating perspectives between 2 factions, iconic and emerging leaders on both sides are battling for the galaxy. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest.

All wings report in — Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5v5 multiplayer dogfights, or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest.

Master legendary starfighters — Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets — including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights.

The mission is clear — STAR WARS: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging.

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Electronic Arts
Motive Studios
Electronic Arts
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Ryzen 3 1300X or better/i5 6600k or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 7850 or better/GeForce GTX 660 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Ryzen 7 2700X or better/ i7-7700 or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon RX 480 (Non-VR/Minimum VR) or Radeon RX 570 (Recommended VR)/GeForce GTX 1060(Non-VR/Minimum VR) or GeForce GTX 1070 (Recommended VR)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
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Got 'Em
Destroyed a disabled starfighter 10 times across multiple Dogfight matches.
Victory for the Empire
Won 10 Ranked Fleet Battles as the Galactic Empire.
Shallow Grave
Used Tactical Shields or Supply Droids to rescue near-death allies 10 times in Ranked Fleet Battles.
Stay on Target
Won 15 Co-op Fleet Battles vs. AI.
Unstoppable Ace
Destroyed 250 starfighters in Dogfight matches.
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39 items
Since 3.0 Update: Pitch/Yaw/Roll Only Work While Holding Boost Or Left Aux (HOTAS). Game is unplayable.
Nov 25, 2020
Support tips: boost is the only thing that saves you.
Nov 25, 2020
I heard TIE Defender is joining the fight
Nov 25, 2020
VR PC Experience with 3.0 Fleet Battles
Nov 25, 2020
Now THIS is podracing
Nov 25, 2020
Game has become unplayably unstable with the 3.0 update. How can I remove a leaver penalty if I keep crashing out of matches?
Nov 25, 2020
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Star Wars: Squadrons reviews and comments

Great campaign. Obviously built for VR which is a tad frustrating for a console player without it. While I dug the in-between gear up sequences with good character backstories, they ultimately didn't pay off in any great ways and were tedious at times.

The multiplayer is very fun and incredibly challenging.
«Better with friends»
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The prologue campaign mission is a reasonable tutorial. The opening cutscenes were alright, a bit better than I expected.

First couple dogfight rounds were okay. I suspect I will like the other mode better when I unlock it. The game seems to have a reasonable amount of customization and unlocks. The gameplay itself was interesting and seems like it has some depth to it. I didn’t feel very good to start. I can’t tell if I should play inverted or not. And I don’t know which stick I want to be roll and yaw. I have to think about it and I won’t be good until I’m not thinking about the buttons.

A few more dogfights in, I’m still finding it difficult to get kills. It’s a hard game. It’s tough to track and hit enemies. There is actually a lot going on with the constant speed changes, or directing power or simply using all your equipment at the right time. This feels like the type of game where something is going to click and then I’ll be wrecking people. But I don’t know, it hasn’t happened yet. So far I’d say I can tell the core gameplay is well done and will have an audience that loves it, but I don’t know yet if I will be in that audience. I think this game is going to be very difficult to master and has a very high skill cap.

Played about 5 hours and so far this game isn’t really for me. It’s a case where I don’t think this game is bad. I actually think it’s pretty well made for what it is. But I’m not really enjoying it that much. I think I’ll save the last 5 hours for when Hayden plays the game. But this is sitting at a low B for me, and I just don’t feel compelled to come back. 

Current Score: B
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