Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

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Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront cover
Developers
DICE
Criterion Games[1]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2015[2]
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) guide at StrategyWiki
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) at Wikipedia
Star Wars: Battlefront
Subseries of Star Wars
Star Wars: Battlefront 2004
Star Wars: Battlefront II 2005
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 2015
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) 2017

For the original 2004 game, see Star Wars: Battlefront.

General information

Official website

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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US has a download code, Europe has DVDs for install.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Amazon.co.uk
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Origin
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Windows
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[3]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
Outer Rim
Windows
Bespin
Windows
Death Star
Windows
Rogue One: Scariff
Windows
Deluxe Edition Content
Windows
Bodyguard Upgrade Pack Unlocks
Windows
Bounty Hunter Upgrade Pack Unlocks
Windows
Scout Upgrade Pack Unlocks
Windows
Sharpshooter Upgrade Pack Unlocks
Windows
Survivalist Upgrade Pack Unlocks
Windows
Ultimate Upgrade Pack Contains all Upgrade Pack
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Battlefront\settings\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use borderless mode to fix crosshair position.[4]
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Up to 110° (vertical). See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low to High FXAA, TAA and resolution scale for SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
SWBF Cinematic Tools can also be used to override FOV.
Higher FOV values slow mouse movement. In addition, each vehicle has its own custom FOV modifier, which is a multiplier based on what you set. Due to this some vehicles, most notably the speeder bike are essentially unplayable at high (100-110) FOV values. It's recommended to lower the FOV while playing levels featuring those vehicles. Luckily it can be changed on the fly without a map restart.

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Uses raw input, so you get pure unfiltered mouse movement ignoring any windows settings for acceleration as well.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only presets
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
See here if volume is too low
Surround sound
Up to 7.1.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Dolby Atmos support over HDMI[5] (requires Dolby TrueHD capable GPU and Dolby Atmos receiver[6])

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Spanish
Russian
Brazilian Portuguese
German
French
Italian

Network[edit]

Network (EA Account) settings.
Network (EA Account) settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Use the splitscreen mod.[7]
LAN play
Online play
40 Co-op, Versus
Co-op limited to 2 players.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Supported. No player run servers, EA's network only.[8] No Server Browser.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Black-Screen and Crash on Startup ("Star Wars Battlefront has stopped working")[edit]

The game seems to be very specific about sound requirements.
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Manage Audio Devices.
  2. Select your speakers from the Playback tab and click Properties.
  3. Under Advanced, set your sound quality to at least 16 bit, Studio Quality.

Volume is too low[edit]

Edit config file[9]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ProfileOptions_profile file in text editor.
  3. Find GstAudio.Volume 1.000000 line.
  4. Set it to higher value such as 2.000000 or 3.000000 (which are 200% and 300% of in-game volume respectively).
  5. Save the file.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok

Console commands[edit]

Launch console with ~.
You can have these commands run automatically, whenever you start the game, by entering them in user.cfg in <path-to-game> (the file won't exist by default, you can create it through Notepad and save as a .cfg file).
Parameter Description
PerfOverlay.drawFPS 1 Show FPS counter
PerfOverlay.drawGraph 1 Show performance graph
GameTime.maxVariableFPS # Limit frame rate (where # is a positive number
RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 1 Enable Triple-Buffering (only recommended if Vsync is on)
RenderDevice.RenderAheadLimit 1 Force rendering only 1 frame ahead (can remove stutter, default value is 3)
Screenshot.Render Take a screenshot (into %USERPROFILE%\STAR WARS Battlefront\settings\)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-6300T Intel Core i5-6600
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11.0 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 290
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11.1 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.

References