Baby Yoda, the fan-favorite character in The Mandalorian, is now a playable character in Star Wars Battlefront 2 thanks to a fan-created mod.
Baby Yoda captured the hearts of Star Wars fans everywhere when he made his debut in the first season of Lucasfilm’s live-action series The Mandalorian on Disney Plus last year. Since then, the adorable green baby alien, officially known as “The Child,” has unsurprisingly been at the forefront of Disney’s marketing. It’s unlikely that EA and DICE will ever officially add Baby Yoda into Star Wars Battlefront 2, but thanks to modder Nanobuds, you can do so via a mod for the game.
Reported by PCGamer, the Baby Yoda mod for Star Wars Battlefront 2 is hosted on Nexus Mods. It’s technically more of a skin replacement for BB-8, which makes sense given the droid’s spherical shape lends itself well to the bottom of Baby Yoda’s pod.
Nanobuds notes that Baby Yoda does look “wacky on the frontend” due to some of the BB-8 constraints. The animations for abilities remain as if it it still BB-8, so you won’t be able to use Baby Yoda’s force powers seen int he show. This also means you’ll see the droid’s arm and wires pop out when performing abilities.
Overall though, Nanobuds did a pretty amazing job bringing Baby Yoda into Star Wars Battlefront 2. He’s just as cute as he is in the show and even comes with his own custom UI and sound effects that’ll melt your heart.
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The Baby Yoda mod should be safe for use online; however, it should be noted that EA does advise that players do not use mods online. So do so at your own risk.
In other Star Wars Battlefront 2 news, DICE just recently rolled out the massive Age of Rebellion update. With it came new co-op locations, reinforcements, blasters, capital ships inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy.
Now over two years old, it’s unclear how much longer EA and DICE will continue to support Star Wars Battlefront 2 with post-launch content. If they do continue to release new DLC for the game, perhaps this mod could encourage them to add content from The Mandalorian.