The first update in three years for Star Wars Battlefront 2 in 2005 was pulled after it broke the game.
A surprising hotfix update was released on February 9 for Pandemic Studios’ beloved multiplayer shooter that addressed a number of issues with graphical resolution and in-game controller support.
While the update was initially met with a positive response – an update for a 15-year-old game is, after all, fantastic support – it did not take long before players noticed that it broke the game in several important areas.
Players reported crash issues, field of view issues, resolution issues, user interface object issues and text size, and, worst of all, mods that were popular in the community were no longer usable.
A GOG representative told Eurogamer that the update was given to it by the game’s publisher, Lucasfilm Games (this is the new brand name for Lucasfilm’s renewed video game effort), and it took it down from the platform “after reviewing user feedback and consulting with our partner “.
And now a new update on Steam reveals a similar feature on Valve’s platform: “Going back to the previous version.”
It’s a shame that the update has not worked for Star Wars Battlefront 2 players, but provided Lucasfilm Games can fix it, it still suggests support for the veteran shooter.