Star Wars Battlefront II Shows How Luke Found His Way To Ahch-To
Warning: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars Battlefront II’s single player campaign.
Star Wars Battlefront II is getting its big release this Friday, and it seems like Star Wars fans are going to get to see the game build up towards the start of Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy. For those who aren’t familiar with the premise of the game’s first player campaign just yet, EA and DICE are offering gamers the chance to explore Battlefront II’s story through the eyes of Iden Versio (Janina Gavankar), the leader of the Inferno Squad, an elite set of Stormtroopers that must make their next move after witnessing the destruction of the Death Star II and the demise of the Emperor.
The death of Palpatine started a chain of events building towards Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Comicbook wrote down how it all starts in Battlefront II’s single player campaign.
“When the Emperor initiates Operation: Cinder, the Inferno Squad completes a series of missions with a "scorched earth" purpose, intending to spread fear throughout the galaxy and destroy hope in the Rebellion
One mission sends Inferno agent Del Meeko to the world of Pillio, a planet without sentient lifeforms but covered in resin-producing bugs that are hostile to invaders. The Emperor has a secret vault of various artifacts that he wants destroyed in the wake of his death, and Inferno Squad is sent to deal with it.
But Luke Skywalker is also searching for the Emperor's vault, with the Force having drawn his presence there for a mysterious purpose. After falling into a cavern with no easy way out, Luke encounters Del and rescues him from being eaten by bugs. The two decide to work together, knowing they must set aside their differences in order to survive.
When they find the vault, Del is unable to open it because there are no controls. But Luke understands it is meant to be opened using the Force, which surprises Del to learn that Palpatine was secretly a Sith Lord.
Del cannot find any "dangerous" objects, as he was warned, inside the vault but instead sees a bunch of valuable and priceless objects that the Emperor has acquired over the years. But Luke is drawn to one specific object; a compass with a star map on it that looks similar to the same star map used to find the Jedi Master on Ahch-To in The Force Awakens.”
The game doesn’t spell it out for players, but it’s pretty clear that Luke’s pillaging lead him to find the planet of Ahch-To, making Battlefront II’s campaign an important part of the Jedi’s story in the Star Wars franchise.
We’ve got to say that it’s also a pretty neat way of telling Luke’s backstory from The Force Awakens – after all, Mark Hamill did say that The Last Jedi wouldn’t bother to tell the Jedi’s story before the sequel trilogy and instead focus on the story on hand.
Star Wars Battlefront II releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC this Friday, November 17.