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Star Wars Battlefront

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Star Wars Battlefront
DICE Battlefront cover.jpg
Pre-release Boxart
Release Date: 2015
Developer: DICE
Publisher: EA
Series: Star Wars
Platforms: PC
Xbox One
Playstation 4
Genre: First-Person Shooter, Third-Person Shooter

Star Wars Battlefront is a first- and third-person action shooter game set in the original trilogy of the Star Wars Universe, released in November 2015. It is a reboot of the original Star Wars: Battlefront series originally created by Pandemic Studios and LucasArts in 2004, and is now developed by EA DICE, the studio behind the Battlefield series of games. Battlefront also runs on the third installment of the proprietary Frostbite engine that Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1 use. A sequel to the 2015 Battlefront was released worldwide on the 17th of November 2017, to much controversy.

Many of the game's blasters are almost-identical virtual replicas of the prop weapons used in the films of the original trilogy, and a few of the new weapons created by DICE appear to have been based off of real-world small arms.

The following weapons appear in the video game Star Wars Battlefront:

Blaster Pistols

BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol (C1 Submachine Gun)

The Sterling SMG-based DH-17 pistol is one of the first weapons players can unlock, available at rank 3. It costs 550 credits, and functions as a rapid-firing machine pistol, ideal for close-quarters combat. The in-game model has the C1 Sterling trigger assembly from The Empire Strikes Back prop but also lacks the magazine and magwell, as the seen on the early rubber stunt props in A New Hope. The DH-17 is also the blaster of choice for the Sullustan rebel hero Nien Numb, who is available as part of the Outer Rim DLC.

Stunt prop of the BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol from the Star Wars franchise. This particular prop is from the 1977 film Star Wars.
Prop of the BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol from the Star Wars franchise. This particular prop is from The Empire Strikes Back.
C1 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm Parabellum
Looking at a deceased Imperial shock trooper and a familiar duo of droids on the Death Star, with the DH-17 in hand.
The DH-17 overheats during a firefight in one of the battle station's long corridors.

BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol (Mauser C96)

The DL-44, the iconic space-faring iteration of the Mauser C96, is the final base game weapon, unlocked at level 25 for 2,500 credits. It boasts incredible damage, rivaling the T-21 heavy blaster, but can only fire nine shots before overheating and it has a sharp damage drop off at range. Of course, it is the sidearm of Han Solo in-game, a Hero for the Rebel faction.

Master Replicas "Star Wars Episode V Han Solo Blaster"
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The DL-44 in the Endor shield generator room.
A rare easter egg draw animation has the character comically twirl the blaster around their trigger finger when drawing it; this is only visible in first-person and the animation has a generally very low chance of happening, compounded by the fact that the DL-44 is either only ever drawn when the player spawns or if they switch between their primary blaster and a Star Card weapon. This animation is also present in Battlefield 1, but with the Lancaster Howdah pistol rather than the Mauser C96.

BlasTech SE-14C Blaster Pistol (Rexim-Favor Mk5)

Dr Evazon/Ponda Boba's infamous sidearm is also present in the game, made available at rank 14 and costs 2,500 credits. The truncated Rexim-Favor Mk5 blaster pistol fires in rather ridiculous five-shot 800 RPM bursts, and is a somewhat more precision-oriented close range pistol compared to the DH-17.

SE-14C blaster pistol.
Rexim-Favor Mk5 - 9x19mm
The SE-14C after gunning down some Rebels on Scarif with a few 5-shot bursts.
An Ishi Tib rebel runs through the rocky hills of Tatooine with the SE-14C in hand.

DL-18 Blaster Pistol (Umarex RO 72 Panther)

One of the two free weapons (available to all players, whether they own the DLC or not) added in the Outer Rim expansion is the DL-18, a blaster pistol based off a Umarex air pistol design that was carried by several of Jabba's goons in Return of the Jedi.

The DL-18 in the in-game store.
A Rebel runs, with the DL-18 in hand.

DT-12 Blaster Pistol (Ruger MK I)

Alongside the free weapons, the Ruger Mk I-based Rodian DT-12 pistol is available exclusively to owners of the Outer Rim DLC. It is available to regular infantry and used by Greedo, the Imperial hero added in the expansion.

Ruger Mk I - .22 LR
The DT-12 as seen in the weapon inventory.
The blaster pistol in idle.

X-8 Night Sniper (Walther PP)

One of the more unique weapons available in the game is the "X-8 Night Sniper", a blaster pistol added in the "Bespin" expansion pack. Zooming in/aiming with the pistol provides the user with a thermal overlay, allowing them to pick out targets a little easier. This pistol is also Lando Calrissian's sidearm, who is also added as an Alliance hero in the DLC. The "X-8" is based off of a weapon that he carries in the Star Wars: Rebels TV show, and the in-game model heavily resembles a Walther PP pistol with some embellished, cartoon elements.

Walther PP Pistol in nickel finish - .32 ACP
The X-8 in the in-game store.
Looking at Slave I with the X-8 pistol.
A view of the thermal overlay, highlighting a Sullustan ally.

A180 Blaster (WE Luger P08)

Jyn Erso's airsoft Luger P08-based sidearm from Rogue One was added in the game's final DLC package, Rogue One: Scarif. The blaster is available to both normal players and Jyn's hero character in game. When using the A180, player's star card hands will be deactivated and replaced with the options to use the blaster in its various configurations, ranging from Sniper, Rifle, and Ion modes.

WE Luger P08 (6" barrel) - 6mm BBs
Previewing the A180 in the store.
The A180 in it's default configuration, idle.
Firing the "Rifle" mode.
Extending the Sniper barrel.
Equipping the Ion mode.
A180 rifle configuration.
A180 sniper configuration.
A180 Ion configuration

DT-29 Heavy Blaster Pistol

In addition to Jyn's A180 modular blaster, Director Orson Krennic's DT-29 heavy blaster pistol (modeled on the receiver of a MP40) is the other primary weapon featured in the Rogue One: Scarif expansion, and is usable by both normal soldiers and Krennic himself. Unlike all of the other blasters, the DT-29 feeds from a 6-shot power cell/cylinder, and actually has to be reloaded rather than be cooled down. Its unique crosshair seems to indicate that the cylinder behaves similar to that of a revolver, rotating between shots.

MP40 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A DT-29 being modeled by a Scout Trooper.
The DT-29 in the Battle of Scarif. Note the unique crosshair that doubles as an ammunition counter, which spins as the blaster is fired until all of the little circles become empty.
Ejecting the cylinder (it is the blurry object in the central right of this still).
Inserting a new one.
Closing the barrel.
The animation ends with the pulling of a charging handle of some sort.

Blaster Rifles, Heavy Blasters, Targeting Rifles, and Shock Blasters

BlasTech A280C Blaster Rifle (STG-44)

The BlasTech A280C is the default weapon of the Rebel Alliance faction, and can be unlocked for Imperial use at rank 8, costing 1,550 credits. Despite the name, it actually more closely resembles the STG-44-derived A295 rifle carried by Rebel soldiers on Hoth rather than the MCG replica M16-based blaster featured in Return of the Jedi. Compared to the E-11, it is less powerful per shot and less accurate, but it has a much higher rate-of-fire. The DLT-20A Pulse Cannon is also another Sturmgewehr 44 based weapon in the game, and it features a heavily perforated barrel shroud similar to that of the Browning M1919 machine gun. It is a Star Card "power weapon" that can fire a single powerful aimed shot before having a long cool down period. Rebel snipers and Scout Troopers use a weaker version of the Pulse Cannon in the single player/two player modes.

STG44-based BlasTech A295 Blaster as seen in The Empire Strikes Back.
M16-based BlasTech A280 Blaster as seen in Return of the Jedi.
A Rebel trooper on Hoth looks at a deceased comrade, who appears to have discovered his latent Force powers just a little too late.
After the distraction, he returns fire at the oncoming Imperials.
An overheated A280C on Endor.
DLT-20A Pulse Cannon render from the game.
The Pulse Cannon in the hands of a female Rebel on Endor. This weapon seems to be based on the prop carried by the droid bounty hunter IG-88 in The Empire Strikes Back.
Firing an ill-advised shot at Darth Vader with the DLT-20A.

BlasTech DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle (MG 34)

The Imperial heavy blaster based on the MG 34 is also unlocked alongside the DH-17 at level 3, and also costs 550 credits. It is an ideal weapon for crowd control given its high 700 RPM, but it has sharp damage drop off and accuracy issues limiting its effective range. The "Villain" Dengar of the Cloud City expansion also uses the DLT-19; one of his special abilities allows it to fire at an even higher RPM, closer to the real world counterpart. A long range variant, called the DLT-19X, was added with the Outer Rim DLC update and is free for all players, only requiring the completion of a Hutt Contract to use it. This variant adds a large scope and removes the bipod, and fires a single, powerful shot before requiring a cooldown period.

DLT-19 Heavy Blaster
MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Rebel follows Chewbacca's lead on the Death Star. Unlike in the movie, Chewie can only use his bowcaster in the game rather than the DLT-19 that he carried in A New Hope.
Storming Outpost Beta on Hoth with an overheated DLT-19.
The DLT-19X sniper in the hands of a Rebel markswoman.

BlasTech E-11 Blaster Rifle (MGC Sterling)

Stormtroopers are issued with the full-size Sterling SMG derived E-11 Blaster Rifle. It fires a much more accurate and stronger bolt compared to the Alliance's A280C, but at a relaxed fire rate of 300 RPM. It is unlocked for use by the Rebels at level 8, for 1,550 credits. Princess Leia also uses the E-11 rather than her Margolin .22 based-blaster pistol, for some reason.

The E-11 models in the game appear to be referenced after the MGC Sterling-based props from Return of the Jedi, and feature their unique round front sights.

Prop of the BlasTech E-11 blaster rifle from the Star Wars franchise. This particular prop is likely from Return of the Jedi.
MGC Sterling
The E-11 in the hands of an Imperial during an assault on Endor.
Sprinting with the E-11 at Rebel lines on Hoth.

BlasTech T-21 Heavy Blaster Rifle (Lewis Gun)

The T-21 Heavy Blaster, based on the Lewis Gun, is unlocked at rank 10 and costs 2,500 credits. It is incredibly powerful, able to kill most opponents with two to three shots, although the incredibly slow RPM of 180 and slow velocity of the blaster bolts means players will have to lead ranged targets quite a bit. A new variant created by the development team, the T-21B, is appropriately available at rank 21. It features a scope (actually two Singlepoint OEG mounted together where the real Lewis pan magazine would go) and is semi-automatic only, and fires at an even slower 150 RPM.

Render of the T-21 light repeating blaster from the game.
Lewis gun - .303 British
The T-21 in the hands of a Sandtrooper on Tatooine.
Firing at another player using the "Personal Shield" star card.
Watching a Cloud Car fly over Cloud City with the T-21B. Twin scopes against the twin-pod design of the craft, it seems.

CA-87 Shock Blaster (Cut-down Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*)

The ultra-short Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* is faithfully recreated in Battlefront, although this time it is configured to fire a lethal, shotgun-like particle spread. It has an incredibly short range and slow fire rate, and can only fire 3 shots in rapid succession before needing to cool down. The "Focus Fire" Star Card ability does allow it to fire a single, slug-like projectile with more range, however.

CA-87 Blaster rifle replica
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
An Ishi Tib rebel used his trip to a Sandcrawler as a chance to liberate a CA-87 from the Jawas.
A shower of sparks is left behind after he blasts a Sandtrooper into oblivion.

EE-3 Blaster Carbine (Webley & Scott Flare Gun)

Boba Fett's Webley No. 1 Mark 1 flare gun blaster is available to regular soldiers at rank 17 and costs 2,500 credits. It fires in three-shot bursts and is considered a great all-round blaster and is very popular in online play because of this. As a hero-tier character, Fett uses an even more powerful version.

EE-3 Blaster Carbine
Webley & Scott No.1 Mark 1 Flare Gun - 37mm
Blasting another rebel scum on the Dune Sea with the EE-3.
The EE-3 overheats at the sight of the Sarlaac.

RT-97C Heavy Blaster Rifle (MG15)

The other notable Sandtrooper heavy blaster, the MG15 machine gun based weapon from A New Hope is another usable weapon in the game. Just as it was seen in the movie, the RT-97C is rather absurdly covered in scopes. It is unlocked early on at level 5, and functions similar to the DLT-19, but with less effectiveness in close quarters fighting in exchange for better accuracy in ranged engagements.

MG15 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Sandtrooper looks at Jabba's palace and wonders if an AT-AT might be nearby. The blue haze effect on the edges of the screen and the character's hand is a health upgrade from the "Bacta Bomb" Star Card.
Firing the RT-97C at some more Rebels.
The overheated RT-97C.

Relby-V10 Targeting Rifle (Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun)

The other paid-for primary blaster added in the Outer Rim DLC is the Relby-V10, an accurized-type of blaster rifle that fires in single shots. It is also Bossk's preferred weapon as part of his inclusion in the later Death Star DLC. The weapon is modeled after the Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun, a non-lethal grenade launcher made in the United Kingdom, and features twin gunsights taken from a Sherman tank.

Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun - 37mm
A Stormtrooper models the Relby V10 in the game's store.
The Relby on Endor, after blasting another Imperial.
Again in idle, this time, looking at the window where Luke gets thrown out of.

Other Weapons

Scatter Gun (Franchi SPAS-12)

The "Scatter Gun" star card weapon added in the Outer Rim expansion is compact, close quarters weapon that uses a truncated heat shield and forend of a Franchi SPAS-12, mounted sideways to blaster's "receiver". Despite its name, it actually fires two slug shots at once rather than the shotgun-like blast of the CA-87 Jawa Blaster.

Franchi SPAS-12 with stock removed – 12 gauge
The Star Card shop entry of the Scatter Gun.
A Stormtrooper looks at the carbon freezing chamber with his slug thrower. It has a similar layout to the Trandoshan "ACP Array Gun" from the 2005 game Star Wars: Republic Commando.
A Black Mesa security guard fires the Scatter Gun at Imperials on the Death Star. As with the special ability of the SPAS-12 of the Half-Life games, the Scatter Gun fires shots out of what would be both the barrel and magazine tube of its real life counterpart.

Smart Rocket (M20B1 "Super Bazooka")

The "Smart Rocket" is a rocket launcher that appears to be a dressed up M20B1 "Super Bazooka" that free fires projectiles that will self-guide to ground targets such as turrets or Imperial walkers.

M20B1 "Super Bazooka" - 3.5 inch
A Rebel aims the Smart Rocket at a vulnerable AT-AT.
After the tables have turned, a Snowtrooper points the "Bazooka" at Rebel lines. Note that it does have the foregrip and earlier style blast cone of the original M1 variant.
Firing the launcher while aiming down the scope.

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