Star Wars: Squadrons – Update 4.0 trailer features the B-Wing and TIE Defender
The previously announced Update 4.0 for Star Wars: Squadrons has been released and expands the game’s flight park two new ships: The rebels can now go into battle with the B-Wing and the Empire can use the TIE / d Defender. All players have immediate access to both. As before, the developer keeps his promise and there are no microtransactions.
The trailer embedded above not only presents the new additions to Update 4.0, but also gives you another look at the content that the team already integrated with Update 3.0.
What can the two spaceships do?
The B-Wing and TIE / d Defender are not just copies of existing ships with different stats. Both have completely unique skillswith which they each fill their own niche.
B-Wing – A heavy combat ship
The B-Wing is not particularly agile and has to rely heavily on boosts and driffs. On the other hand, he can withstand a lot and can also dish out just as well. The ship has two special features that no other rebel aviator has:
- Ion Beam: The B-Wing is the only rebel ship that can use the Ion Beam, which is particularly effective against the shields and subsystems of capital ships.
- Gyro-Module: Ano ther special feature is the gyro cockpit. You can rotate the entire ship around your cockpit. This changes the angle at which your bombs are dropped.
TIE / d Defender – Imperial hunter with shield
The TIE Defender is designed for a frontal attack and thanks to its shields, which are very unique to the Empire, can hold off quite a bit of fire. At the same time, this makes it particularly susceptible to ion weapons. The TIE Defender also has some special features compared to the rest of the Imperial fleet:
- Sign: The TIE Defender shares the uniqueness of the TIE Reaper and has shields. However, while the Reaper is designed for support, the Defender’s specialty is attack.
- Extended energy system: Loads the system with the current maximum energy. If all systems use the same amount of energy, there is less overloading of all systems.
Other changes from Update 4.0
In addition to the new spaceships, there are other changes such as new cosmetic items that will be unlocked over time via in-game events and operations. Besides, there is now one Server browser and custom games.
As is usual with updates, the developer takes the chance and at the same time fixes a number of bugs and also took smaller ones Adjustments to the balancing in front. For example, ion missiles are now a little slower and the A-wing’s shield regenerates a little slower.