Walker Assault Mode Guide | Star Wars: Battlefront

Walker Assault is a large-scale battle mode in Star Wars: Battlefront. It pits two groups of 20 against each other – one trying to protect the giant AT-AT walkers, the other to destroy them.
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The beta will feature a WA on Hoth, where the walkers are headed for a rebel base. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to win at Walker Assault in Star Wars: Battlefront.

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Walker Assault on Hoth

The rebel team is tasked with destroying the walkers, while the Empire needs to protect them until they reach the rebel base. It’s a battle that combines infantry clashes, vehicular combat and even Heroes & Villains. Here’s what you need to do if you want to win:
  1. Rebel:
    • Capture the uplinks. Holding them will call in Y-Wing bombers to attack the walkers, which will bring down their shields and damage them. Only then can you do damage to them.
    • Defend the captured uplinks.
    • Use the aircraft (A-Wings and X-Wings) to help on the battlefield, and damage the AT-ATs when their shields are down – infantry units won’t be able to do much damage to you.
    • If you snag the Snowspeeder power-up, you can fly up to one of the walkers and perform the towline takedown.
    • If you find the Hero power-up, do not waste it – rush the objective as Luke Skywalker.
  2. Empire:
    • Defend the uplinks, or reclaim them from the rebels. The Y-Wing bombs are the biggest threat to the walkers.
    • Getting in an AT-ST can help a lot here.
    • Jumping into a TIE Fighter will help you clear the sky of rebel aircraft and keep the infantry at bay.
    • You can even board the AT-ATs as a gunner. Their guns do lots of damage, but you’ll only get to be there for a short while.
    • Darth Vader can be a great distraction for the rebels – if you find the power-up, use it to draw attention away from the objective.
Here’s some general tips as well. These apply no matter which side you’re on:
  • Blaster Cannons work lovely when you’ve got the height advantage.
  • Don’t rush into Hero vs. Villain battles. If your opponent has grunts helping him and you don’t, your chances are slim.
  • Use power-ups all the time. There’s plenty of them to go around, and they’re a lot of help.
  • Watch the cooldowns on your abilities. Use them whenever possible.