Boba Fett Gameplay Clues in Beta Release of "Star Wars Battlefront"

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Thanks to some serious sleuthing by TheeUberMedic, who shared his findings on Reddit and whom we spoke with individually, the beta release of Battlefront is billed with some unencrypted clues in some of the 11gb game's text files.

First and foremost, Boba Fett is not available in the beta release. The version that gets unlocked on October 8 is expected to just allow you to play as Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. Nevertheless, many of the files in the download cite the bounty hunter.

Second, none of the following sound or art files mentioned appear to be unencrypted and/or available on the download. As a fair use ethic here at the Boba Fett Fan Club, we're not going to crack open any files. Everything here is read by just opening ".SB" files in a text editor from a freely available download.

In a file called "Arctic," there's a reference to Boba Fett getting his own intro and outro music!

/music/hero/bobafett/sw01_music_hero_bobafett_outro
/music/hero/bobafett/sw01_music_hero_bobafett_intro_01

In a file called "Characters," we'll hear a sound just as Boba Fett enters battle. That's a nice touch!

sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_enteringbattle

In a file called "Globals," there will be some art relating to a Slave I power up.

ui/art/pickups/powerup_display_slave1_01

This file also mentions a bunch of modes, two of which haven't yet been revealed by Electronic Arts in their massive media rollout for this game: "Cargo," "Domination," "Fighter Squadron," "Supremacy," "Dropzone," "Walker Assault," and "Team Blast." There's also a lot of references to something called "Hero Battle."

In a file called "Volcanic," there's the same intro/outro music files mentioned, plus a shorter intro:

sound/music/hero/bobafett/sw01_music_hero_bobafett_intro_01
sound/music/hero/bobafett/sw01_music_hero_bobafett_introshort_01
sound/music/hero/bobafett/sw01_music_hero_bobafett_outro_01

There's also a ton of sound effects having to do with spawning, attacking, and also killing characters like Luke and Han Solo! Perhaps Fett says something specific to each other character -- and perhaps in this "Hero Battle" mode.

sound/vo/heroes/luke/sw01_vo_heroes_luke_auto_inworld_bobafettspawn
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_leiaspawn
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_primaryattack
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_lukespawn
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_hansolospawn
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_killsleia
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_forcepower2
sound/vo/soundpatches/sw01_vo_soundpatches_inworld_hero_bobafett_spc
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_heroemote2
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_heroemote3
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_hit
sound/vo/heroes/luke/sw01_vo_heroes_luke_auto_inworld_killsbobafett
sound/vo/heroes/luke/sw01_vo_heroes_luke_auto_inworld_attackingbobafett
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_lowhealth
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_forcepower1
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_heroemote1
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_killsluke
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_killshansolo
sound/vo/heroes/hansolo/sw01_vo_heroes_hansolo_auto_inworld_bobafettpawn
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_enteringbattle
sound/vo/heroes/bobafett/sw01_vo_heroes_bobafett_auto_inworld_enemyhit
sound/vo/heroes/hansolo/sw01_vo_heroes_hansolo_auto_inworld_killsbobafett
sound/vo/heroes/luke/sw01_vo_heroes_luke_auto_inworld_bobafettspawn

That's the latest. As the game is officially open (and free!) to play tomorrow, here's to hoping we find something more.

Update 10/8: The text references correspond to actual audio files. Here's our video compilation plus the transcript of what's been found:

Action: ENTERING BATTLE
Stay out of their crosshairs.

Action: ENTERING BATTLE
Just keep moving.

Action: FORCE POWER
Just for you.

Action: FORCE POWER
Wake up.

Action: EMOTE
As you wish.

Action: EMOTE
You're more used to me dead.

Action: HIT
Isn't the first time.

Action: HIT
It'll take more than that.

Action: BOBA FETT KILLS PRINCESS LEIA
This job isn't always pretty.

Action: BOBA FETT KILLS PRINCESS LEIA
Maybe you should've surrendered.

Action: BOBA FETT KILLS LUKE SKYWALKER
That was for Jango.

Action: BOBA FETT KILLS LUKE SKYWALKER
Told you.

Action: PRINCESS LEIA SPAWNS
Princess Leia is nearby.

Action: LEIA SPAWNS
Scanners picking up Leia's signature.

Action: LOW HEALTH
Keep them off me!

Action: LOW HEALTH
Draw their fire off me!

Action: LUKE SKYWALKER SPAWNS
The Jedi's around here. Take him down.

Action: LUKE SKYWALKER SPAWNS
Skywalker just popped into my scanner.

Action: PRIMARY ATTACK
Amateurs!

Action: HAN SOLO KILLS BOBA FETT
Tell that to Jabba!

Action: HAN SOLO KILLS BOBA FETT
I ain't easy money.

Action: BOBA FETT SPAWNS
Boba Fett has been deployed in the area. Crush this rebellion!

Action: BOBA FETT SPAWNS
We have sent Boba Fett to provide backup.


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