Heroes vs Villains is a game mode with short, intense rounds where iconic characters will clash in dynamic fights. The matches are divided into rounds, where three players from each team randomly spawn as the Heroes and Villains of Battlefront. In other words, you’ll see characters like Luke Skywalker face off against Darth Vader and Boba Fett, along with other Heroes and Villains that we’ll announce soon.
How players tackle Heroes vs Villains tends to change based on their skill level. When beginners first try it, the three Hero and Villain characters usually clash in the middle of the map right away. But, as players get more experienced they realize that there are more subtle ways to play. They stay close to the Hero and Villain characters who can share health pickups, or go for the opponent’s supportive Hero first. There are a lot of tactics in there as well.
Personally, I’ve had loads of fun playing Heroes vs Villains on Homestead on Tatooine. You’ll see some clearly defined paths here: the Empire’s characters will spawn outside the homestead while the Heroes will start off in the control room. Action will mainly take place in the main hangar where you’ll see a parked . The Imperial troops might find it hard to attack through the main entrance here but once they find the alternative paths, a great cat-and-mouse game will occur.
It’s been great to observe the dynamic gameplay in early playtests of Heroes vs Villains. When the first Hero or Villain is defeated you’ll notice how that team adapts, staying away a bit and going for sniping shots instead. It’s also interesting when one team is down to their last Hero or Villain and the opponent has two or three left. The only way to win then is to attack, even though the odds are against you. You’ll see a lot of those thrilling rounds with action going on down to the wire.