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Battlefront's New Update Made Lando Calrissian Unstoppable

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Star Wars: Battlefront just released its Rogue One: Scarif DLC. It adds new heroes, an additional game mode, and also managed to turn Lando into the toughest hero in the galaxy. Step aside, Jedi and Sith. Billy Dee Williams is here to save the day.

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The key to Lando’s newfound success isn’t a deal with the Empire but what appears to be a glitch. Lando has an ability called Power Blast. It allows him to do up to six time the damage of a normal blaster shot. It also homes in on enemies. With the latest patch, Lando can bypass the cooldown on this ability. Which means that anyone in his way gets utterly wrecked. Watch how quickly he disposes of other heroes in this video from MrPimpkeens.

“Lando is broken after the last patch and can destroy the enemy villains in a few seconds if used correctly,” Battlefront expert Elliot Fältström told me.

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Fältström manages the popularBattlefrontUpdates YouTube account.“It also seems like [power blast] is more powerful than before,” he noted. Heck, Lando’s so powerful that he can just kill himself fast, as noted by Reddit user Cackly Rabbit:

For folks worried about the new, crushing Lando meta, Battlefront Hero Designer made the following Tweet:

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It seems Lando’s time at the top won’t last very long. Enjoy it while you can, Mr. Calrissian. DICE is altering the deal. Pray that they don’t alter it further.

Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.

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AldoraGreel

They also f’ed up the DLC on PS4. If you get the update, it uninstalls the download tokens for all the other DLC packs, requiring you go back out and find them on the PS Store and redownload them.

Which sounds like a small problem (it is, generally), but last night the only way to get to it was to go to Battlefront’s vanilla version on the PS Store and download form the associated items list... which were all broken.

AND the in-game links to the content were ALSO broken, with all of them heading to the Outer Rim expansion and not allowing you to navigate elsewhere.

And to top it off... all the other DLC game modes are now ghost towns. Fuck this game. And fuck any developer/publisher who fractures their player base with shitty map packs like this. No longer. I will not support anyone else who does this! It’s Overwatch and Titanfall 2 for me from here on out.