Since it’s infamous launch in 2017, Star Wars Battlefront II has become a great game. I’ve been playing on-and-off since day one, so I can assure you that a major change has occurred to the hero and villain system, specifically. Today, you can easily customize a much wider variety of powerful Jedi, Sith, gunslingers, and even droids.
With this being the case, how should you decorate your favorite good and bad guys? Well, here are what I believe to be the coolest-looking Hero skins in the game.
5. Rey Skywalker
No, Rey is not technically a Skywalker, but a Palpatine. And no, the Skywalker outfit isn’t that appealing wardrobe-wise. However, what is great is that you get to wield an uncommon yellow lightsaber, and this privilege appears to be cost-free.
In nearly every Star Wars video game, you’ve been able to choose an ambivalent lightsaber, but every other lightsaber in Battlefront II is either green, blue or red (we’re still waiting on a Mace Windu DLC). So if you can put your feelings about the new trilogy aside, you’ll have the chance to stand out. I, for one, make sure to duel-wield orange or yellow lightsabers whenever possible, whether I’m playing as Jaiden in Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy or Cal in Jedi: Fallen Order, and especially as Starkiller in The Force Unleashed.
Truly, this skin is less about the character and more about the weapon; less about Rey and more about the yellow lightsaber we see at the end of The Rise of Skywalker. However, if you are a bigger fan of Rey than I, you can at least be proud that she is one of the only well-known canon (for now) characters to wield such an uncommon color. I’m content reliving my glory days as a yellow saber-wielding Jedi.
4. Greivous’ Shattered Armor
This skin is like Battle Damaged Grievous, except with fresher, glowing damage points that emit smoke and embers. The damage upon his face moves from the left in Battle Damaged, now on the right in Shattered Armor, and much more of his back plates are either scraped or destroyed. Here, Grievous looks both physically awful and scarily amazing at the time.
Something about his being a walking chunk of flaming metal makes Grievous intimidating, or perhaps it’s that he wields four lightsabers and can crawl-attack you like a giant, scuttling spider. I think this skin really tops off the vibe; he’s a smoking bucket of bolts, but never seems to completely fall apart. He’s like the Terminator!
3. Princess Leia
The iconic double bun look, this skin for Leia can be obtained by defeating 5,000 enemies with any light side hero. This look was our cinematic introduction to the character. Even before we met her in person, we saw this version of Leia on R2D2’s iconic hologram message, saying “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” The nostalgia of that scene, and therefore this outfit, ranks high in my Star Wars memories, alongside the legendary quote. The only outfit more memorable than this would have to be Jabba’s slave outfit, which isn’t, and likely never will be, included in Battlefront II.
But you can relive the Jabba encounter with Leia’s “Boushh” disguise, at least until you defeat enough bad guys to unlock her immortalized Princess outfit. This is definitely a character with a variety of skins to choose from, along with significant other Han Solo. I, however, could not favor anything less than the all-white cloak and revolutionary hairstyle, the definition of classic Star Wars.
2. General Kenobi
Obi-Wan’s appearance in the Clone Wars is my favorite, just ahead of his long-hair look in Attack of the Clones. This skin comes complete with the clone trooper spaulders, chest piece, gauntlets, and greaves. Although this fit deserves Legendary status, it’s only classified as Epic, which makes it cheaper than some other skins on this list.
I must admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the series itself, but I adored this rendition of Obi-Wan. There isn’t a time when I watch the prequels and don’t wish this armored look would somehow appear. In some ways, it reminds me of the beloved Old Republic era, a time in which Jedi and Sith seemed to wear more than mere pacifistic robes.
Now, if you really want to be on theme, go ahead and scoop up Anakin’s General Skywalker look, and deck out your soldiers in clone Captain Rex’s and Commander Cody’s attire.
1. Old Master Maul
He’s alive! This skin is what Maul eventually looked like after being split in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Phantom Menace. With this skin, Maul’s vibrant red and black Zabraak arms are visible, and if you look closer, you’ll also see that he does, in fact, have robotic legs! They are not as creepy as his first set of cybernetic spider legs, but I don’t mind the favoring towards cool edginess over manic horror here.
You’ll have to kill 5,000 enemies with any dark side hero to unlock this legendary appearance. Imagine being severed in half and presumably dying, to be revived as one of the most impressive villains and stylish cyborgs in the galaxy. The alien tattoos paired with the legs make for a much edgier look than his classic black robes, and I’m here for the edginess, indeed.
These are, in my opinion, the five coolest skins for the game’s heroes and villains. Some will take a bit of effort to obtain, but if you want to look epic, you have to pay a reasonable price, right?