In Star Wars Battlefront 2, you can select between four different classes, Assault, Heavy, Specialist, and Officer, that can offer you special advantages in combat. Each era has its own design in the classes, but the skills remain the same. Separatist, Empire, Rebel Alliance, Republic, Resistance or First Order - you can always pick between these four classes without the use of combat points:
Assault: This class is well-balanced. With its blaster rifle, you are quick and take large group of enemies at medium and near range. The attack starts with these abilities: Thermal Detonator, Vanguard and Scan Dart.
Heavy: This class is not the fastest one on the field, but a heavy soldier can take a lot. With his laser machine gun (heavy blaster) he is a dangerous melee opponent. The skills of the heavy class are Impact Grenade, Sentry and Combat Shield.
Specialist: Especially as a sniper, this unit is well usable. The specialist can also perform well camouflaged stealth attacks with long range blaster. This class can support your squad with the skills of the specialist: Shock Grenade, Infiltration and Thermal Binoculars.
Officer: You should not get too involved in the battle with the officer, since he can take little damage. But he can support your squad with his fast firing pistol, increase the life energy of the cronies and reduce the cooldowns of the skills. An officer uses Flash Grenade, Battle Command, Blaster Turret.
To bring even more variety in a squad, star cards should be used, on the one hand support skills or boost new skills. This will improve your abilities of the selected class and increase your chances of collecting many battle points to battle with in the next spawn with a special unit.
The special characters and their skills
Each unit from the different Star Wars saga has two reinforcement classes that you can unlock with sufficient combat points if you don’t want to save on a hero or a vehicle. They can each be divided into Jump Troopers and Death Troopers, the Jump Troopers can attack by their jetpack from the air and Death Troopers bring special attack strength.
Jet Trooper (Republic) : DC-17 Handblaster
Wookiee Warrior (Republic) : Wookiee Bow Caster
B2 Super Combat Droid (Seperatists) : Dual Wrist Blaster
B2 Rocket Drosides (Seperatists) : Dual Wrist Blaster
Rocket Jumper (Rebels) : EL-16HFE Blaster Rifle
Wookiee Warriors (Rebels) : Wookiee Bow Caster
Rocket Trooper (Empire) : DL-44 Blaster Pistol
Death Trooper (Imperium) : DLT-19
Wookiee Warrior (Resistance) : Wookiee Bow Caster
Rocket Jumper (Resistance) : EL-16HFE Blaster Rifle
Rocket Trooper (First Order) : SE-44 Blaster Pistol
Flame Trooper (First Order) : D-93 Incinerator