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The B-Wing and TIE Defender have landed in Star Wars: Squadrons

So what does the B stand for anyway? Bomber? Best? Blurst? Because I’m looking at the ship right now, and that doesn’t look like any B I’ve ever seen. Semantics aside, the topsy-turvy heavy bomber has finally arrived in a free update to Star Wars: Squadrons alongside the TIE Defender, an Imperial fighter that looks like someone glued an extra pair of wings onto the Interceptor and called it a night. Hey, even shipbuilders have slow days at the office. (more…)

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Star Wars: Squadrons fires up two new ships and custom matches in December

I admit that I don’t exactly know my A-Wings, B-Wings, or Z-Wings from one another. If you know which of those are real and which I accidentally made up, you may be interested to hear that Star Wars: Squadrons will be adding one of them in December. Oh, and a new Empire starship too. Before that, a November update will also bring a new map and components. (more…)

Puyo Bock holds the secret to naming Star Wars: Squadrons pilots

I’ve never understood Star Wars names. On one hand, you’ve got perfectly normal blokes with names like Luke or Ben, and then someone will stroll on up and deadpan introduce themselves as “Dash Rendar” or “Wedge Antilles”. It’s enough to have you wondering where they come up with these names. In the case of one Star Wars: Squadrons pilot, at least, there’s a good chance the name came from the mind of a comedy writer’s 20-month-old kid. (more…)

Star Wars: Squadrons has no plans for post-launch content

With most games that Electronic Arts publish these days, I tend to just assume that there will be some form of extra content or microtransaction lying in wait for me. I’m pleasantly surprised, however, to discover that’s not the case with Star Wars: Squadrons. The spacey flight sim came out last week, and what we got was the whole package, because EA says they have no plans to add post-launch DLC in the future. “Never say never, so to speak, but as far as our philosophy goes we’re not trying to treat the game as a live service,” creative director…

Star Wars: Squadrons Fleet Battles guide: how to destroy Capital Ships with ease

Fleet Battles is the main game mode in Star Wars: Squadrons, and it’s a pretty tricky mode to wrap your head around. There are Capital Ships, there are Flagships, there are AI ships and player ships, there’s Morale and you’re constantly switching between attacking and defending… Our Fleet Battles guide looks to straighten things out once and for all, explaining exactly how Fleet Battles work and also clearly illustrating how to take down Capital Ships with ease. (more…)

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Best TIE Fighter loadout in Star Wars: Squadrons

The TIE Fighter is one of the most recognisable shapes in Star Wars, and we were all expecting to see a fair few TIE Fighters in every Star Wars Squadrons match before it came out. Instead, everyone’s playing as Interceptors and Bombers – and for good reason. But a TIE Fighter can still be viable with the right build, and our best TIE Fighter loadout in Star Wars Squadrons is not just viable: it’s the Interceptor-killer. (more…)

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Best TIE Reaper loadout in Star Wars: Squadrons

Playing a support-class ship in Star Wars: Squadrons might be an uninviting prospect, when the alternative is to pilot a TIE Interceptor or an X-wing. But the TIE Reaper, when kitted out and piloted properly, is likely to be the MVP of any match when all’s said and done. Our best TIE Reaper loadout equips you with everything you need to keep your team alive and wreak havoc on the enemy fleet. (more…)

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Star Wars: Squadrons pays more homage to TIE Fighter than it had to

My first mission in Star Wars: Squadrons (which I shall now call Squadwarns for the sake of ease), saw me jumping into a TIE fighter to have a nose around a big asteroidy space dock thing, looking for refugees from the recently-burst planet of Alderaan. My space boss reckoned those refugees might be hiding in cargo transports, so he told me to scan some cargo transports. ‘That looks familiar’, I thought to myself, as I approached one of the big, blocky things. I’d seen that ship design before, you see. And when the scan started, and the transport’s model appeared…

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12 Star Wars: Squadrons tips to help you master the game quickly

Star Wars: Squadrons has arrived! Are you excited? I’m excited. Are you terrible at the game right now? I was too when I first started. But no longer, thanks to these top Star Wars: Squadrons tips for beginners, which will walk you through everything you need to know about this high-skill-ceiling space combat sim, from power management to advanced movement techniques and much more. (more…)

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A Star Wars: Squadrons animated short introduces your Imperial squadmate

Star Wars: Squadrons is suiting up for takeoff next month, as are the pilots you’ll meet during your space battles. Motive Studios have produced a new story short to introduce you to one of ’em. Varko Grey is in a spot of trouble when he misses the bus during an Imperial retreat from battle. It’s called “Hunted”, which is what happens when an Alliance pilot spots him adrift without his squad. (more…)