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May 4 sale has players checking out this Star Wars multiplayer game

Currently on sale at its lowest price ever, Star Wars Battlefront 2 has more players than it has seen since it first arrived on Steam.

The annual May the Fourth sale on Star Wars games is always a chance to fill out your library with some of the classics. This year, thanks in part to a steep discount putting it at its lowest price ever, Star Wars Battlefront 2 has gotten some renewed attention, with concurrent player counts jumping up to levels the game hasn’t seen in almost four years.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a multiplayer game from EA’s DICE, the studio that makes the Battlefield series. It features massive battles from across the Star Wars film timeline – you can fight hordes of droids around the royal palace on Naboo, relive the Battle of Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back, or join a raiding party to free prisoners on Starkiller Base.

Over the past 24 hours, Battlefront 2 has seen a peak of just shy of 5,000 concurrent players on Steam – that’s the highest it’s seen since early 2021, during a free giveaway.

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When it launched in late 2017, Battlefront 2 ignited an intense backlash: players were furious over its slow-drip progression system, which was built around random-pull loot boxes. To their credit, EA and DICE immediately changed course, and in March of 2018, they updated the game with a completely new progression system that was completely separated from its monetization system.

Right now, you can buy a copy of Star Wars Battlefront II on Steam at 88% off the regular price, which puts it at $4.79 / £4.19 (or your regional equivalent). That’s the lowest it’s ever been on Steam – although it has been given away for free on at least one occasion on the Epic Games Store. On Steam, the sale lasts until May 13.

Check out our list of the best Star Wars games if you still need more opportunities to use the Force, or browse our guide to the best FPS games for PC.

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