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Star Wars: Squadrons pre-order guide: Release date, price and more

Electronic Arts has announced a new Star Wars game is coming to consoles and PC. Here is everything you need to know.

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Electronic Arts has announced a new Star Wars game is coming to consoles and PC and you won’t have to wait much longer to play it.


In Star Wars: Squadrons you enlist as a starfighter pilot who will command iconic ships from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets. The game features 5v5 multiplayer dogfights, monumental fleet battles, and an original single player story about events occurring after the Battle of Endor and the destruction of the Death Star II.

The story alternates between the perspectives of two pilots, one from the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron and the other from the Empire’s Titan Squadron.


It will release on 2 October 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. The space shooter will also be playable in VR on PS4 and PC.


Star Wars: Squadrons features cross play support for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and VR, so you will be able to squad up with your friends no matter what platform they are on.

The game has extensive cosmetic and gameplay customisation options so you can design your pilot, cockpit, and ship exterior to your liking. You will also earn things like weapons, engines, and shields to deck out your starfighter as you move up the ranks.


Star Wars: Squadrons pre-order bonuses include bonus cosmetic items. There is a handful of pre-order bonuses for purchasing the game early. These consist of cosmetic items for your pilot and star fighter.

• New Republic Recruit Flight Suit (Epic)
• Imperial Ace Flight Suit (Epic)
• New Republic Recruit Starfighter Skins (Rare)
• Imperial Ace Starfighter Skins (Rare)
• New Republic Recruit Decal (Common)
• Imperial Ace Decal (Common)


Star Wars: Squadrons is free to play for Origin Access Premier subscribers. It is available to pre-order now with both physical and digital copies of the game available. EA Access and Origin Access Basic subscribers can try the game out at no cost with up to 10 hours of playtime at launch. They will also receive a 10% off discount for the game.

Origin Access Premier subscribers will get full access to the game for free as part of their membership. If you are planning to pre-order Star Wars: Squadrons elsewhere it will cost you $40 (R656).

You can check out where you can currently pre-order Star Wars: Squadrons below:

  • PS4: Amazon and Best Buy
  • Xbox One: Amazon, Best Buy (physical and digital) and Xbox Store
  • PC: Best Buy, Steam, Epic Store and Origin