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Star Wars Battlefront remasters dire launch down to “critical errors”

Playing Star Wars Battlefront’s multiplayer isn’t worth the hassle right now, but Aspyr is working to patch up the new Xbox and PS5 remasters.

Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection Multiplayer update: An image of Darth Vader in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

The Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection should have been a slam dunk release for Aspyr. Coming off the back of the recent (and excellent) Tomb Raider remasters, it seemed like Star Wars fans were in for a real treat. Sadly, the new Star Wars Battlefront remasters are riddled with bugs and multiplayer is barely working for Xbox and PlayStation players. Now, Aspyr is tackling the problem head on as it acknowledges the game’s poor launch state. 

Following a flurry of complaints about the Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection, Aspyr says in a recent statement: “We’d like to thank the Battlefront community for their overwhelming support and feedback […] At launch, we experienced critical errors with our network infrastructure.” Essentially, multiplayer matches are borderline unplayable due to server-end issues, consistent freezes, and a severe lack of servers to choose from – not ideal for a remaster of some of the best multiplayer games ever.

It’s a shame, as this promising collection boasts 64-player multiplayer skirmishes with crossplay integration. This is a mouthwatering prospect, given that these games were locked to their respective platforms originally, with basic multiplayer features to pick from. We’ve got fond memories of playing local AD-HOC matches on our PSP, gunning down foes on Mustafar in Battlefront 2. It elevated these games into the best co-op games roster at the time, but the same can’t be said for this iteration so far.

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Going forward, Aspyr says the studio is “working to address these issues and increase network stability, and we will continue our efforts until our network infrastructure is stabilized to prevent further outages.” At the time of writing, Aspyr is yet to specify when a significant Xbox and PS5 patch will roll out. We anticipate that, at the very least, a smaller hotfix should be available soon to sustain the game’s performance until then.

The original Star Wars Battlefront titles are undoubtedly among the best Star Wars games ever made, but there are alternatives to keep you entertained until these remasters are fixed. We recommend jumping into last year’s Star Wars Jedi Survivor, if you haven’t already. Not only did we award it a sturdy 9/10 rating in our review, but you can also check out our chat with developer Respawn Entertainment to learn how it was made.

In other gaming news, we recently spoke to The Finals’s developer Embark Studios, following our The Finals Season 2 preview. The new season is excellent – and, unlike the Star Wars Battlefront Collection, the servers are working.