Community Transmission - Clone Troopers

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Community Transmission - Clone Troopers

EA DICE Team

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INCOMING TRANSMISSION


The topic of Clone Trooper armour is one that we’ve seen a lot of feedback on across the last few months and back in December last year we mentioned that we were making some changes to the Clone Trooper appearance system.
We’ve heard a lot about authenticity when it comes to Clone Troopers and how they look, which is why we have been working closely with our friends at Lucasfilm to ensure that each legion is representative of how you would expect them to look.

One of the key goals for what we outline below is to bring you a lot more variety and choice to your Clone Trooper experience while retaining this authenticity.

DEFAULT APPEARANCES


As part of this update, Clone Troopers will have a new default appearance. The frequently requested ‘shinies’ will now become the default look for all Clone Troopers.

For those wanting to use the previous planet specific default appearance, you will still be able to do so as they will now become free unlocks.

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104th Phase 1

 

PHASES


Another of the changes being implanted for this updated revolves around the different Phases of Clone Troopers.
We will be separating both the Phase I and Phase II Troopers and allowing you to use them as individual appearances as you desire. What this means is that should you prefer the Phase I version of a specific legion you will be able to use them regardless of the planet you are playing on.

TROOPER VARIETY


Under the new system, Troopers will be visually different from one another, but all the time retaining the overall theme of their specific legion.

What this means is a Heavy will have different markings to a Specialist (and Assault, Officer…), but you will still be able to tell which legion they belong to.

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104th Phase 2

 

ARMOURED OFFICERS


One of the more prominent bits of feedback we’ve received revolves around Clone Trooper Officers. Under the current Trooper system, Officers only have the naval uniform appearance as an option. Once the new system rolls out in the February update, Clone Trooper Officers will be able to equip armour the same way as Assault, Specialist, and Heavy Troopers.

The naval uniform is not going away, though. It will remain as a free unlock for anyone wishing to use it.

LEGIONS


The changes being made also means that the number of potential Clone Trooper Legions being available to choose from will increase.

  • New Default "Shinies"
  • 501st Battalion
  • 327th Star Corps
  • 91st Recon Corps (w/ new helmet)
  • 104th Wolf Pack
  • 212th Attack Battalion
  • Coruscant Guard
  • 41st Elite Corps
  • 181st Armor Division
  • 41st Ranger Platoon
  • 87th Sentinel Corps
  • Navy Officer
EXCHANGE CRATES


With these changes, we will be implementing a system that will exchange the old Appearances for the Phase II version of the new Appearances. As part of this process, we will be removing the currently existing Appearances from the game.

What this means is that anyone that currently owns either, or multiple of the 104th, 212th, 41st, 327th or 91st Appearances will receive the updated versions via an in-game crate. Simply head to the crate menu once the update is live and you’ll find your new Appearances waiting for you.

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501st Phase 1



APPEARANCE COSTS
With the inclusion of Officers getting armoured Appearances, the legion bundles will now cost 60,000 credits or 1,500 crystals. Legion bundles will contain all of the Phase II Appearances for a specific Legion.

Phase II Clone Trooper Appearances will be classified as rare and will cost 20,000 credits each, or 500 crystals.. The Phase I variants will be common and are priced at 5,000 credits each, or 150 crystals.

When this update arrives on February 27th we will be granting everyone the "Legion Crate". This crate is intended to grant new players a ‘starter kit’ of Clone Trooper Appearances, along with some credits.

  • 41st Ranger Platoon (Phase I and II)
  • All 4 Phase I Appearances for the 41st, 91st, 104th, 212th, and 327th Legion.
  • 60,000 credits


The "Legion Crate" will be available from February 27th and will be available indefinitely.

CORUSCANT GUARD


This division of elite troopers was designated to protect the capital of the Galactic Republic and are identified by the red markings across their armour.

They could often be found patrolling the streets of Coruscant while also had the responsibility of protecting buildings of high importance. As the war progressed, the Coruscant Guard would go on to find themselves serving as bodyguards for members of the Galactic Senate and even the Supreme Chancellor himself.

While a lot of their duties would see them assigned to Coruscant, they also went off-world, often accompanying the Jedi.

One such mission saw them accompanying Jedi Master Yoda to the coral moon of Rugosa for a secret meeting with the King of Toydaria. The small force found themselves up against Asajj Ventress, apprentice to Count Dooku and some of her best Battle Droids.

Through the leadership and guidance of Yoda, the Coruscant Guards were able to make their way towards the negotiation site, successful in their mission but Asajj Ventress did escape.

501st BATTALION


“A great Jedi once told me that the best leaders lead by example.” — Captain Rex

Perhaps the most well-renowned Clone trooper legion, the 501st Battalion led by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and Captain CT-7567, more commonly known as Rex, fought across many of the biggest and most important battles of the Clone Wars. Though they had the same hearts and the same blood as all their brothers, their minds were sharpened by the diverse battlefronts they fought across.

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501st Phase 2



However, their Jedi General, Anakin Skywalker, was also a source of their creativity and skill. Being forced to follow along with the maverick warrior, the 501st learned to adapt, think outside of their training, and to do whatever it took to secure victory, though never at the cost of innocent people. It was with pairing Anakin’s untraditional tactics and Rex’s by-the-book strategies that they were able to grow into one of the greatest Clone legions the Grand Army of the Republic had to offer.

We can’t wait to see the new look Clone Troopers deploying onto the battlefront alongside the 501st and the Coruscant Guard. All of the above will be available once the Chosen One Update releases later this month on February 27th. We’ll be back shortly with all the details on Anakin Skywalker.

Edit: Apologies for the confusion, the 87th Sentinel Corps are a real thing. Chosen One Crate is called "Legion Crate".

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