Where Does ‘Star Wars Battlefront 2’ Fit in the Timeline?

Samantha Loveridge
Games Star Wars
Games Star Wars

Star Wars Battlefront II is on the way and it’s bringing the long-awaited single-player campaign that was missing from its 2015 predecessor. But it’s not just any old story. It’s official Star Wars canon and it’s doing things a little bit differently.

As any Star Wars fan worth his or her salt knows, when Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, it also reset the official Star Wars canon. Any books, games and comics released before that time were marked “Legends”, leaving the six Star Wars saga films and animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars as official canon. Since then, new Star Wars stories have entered the fray, including novels, comics and another animated series called Star Wars: Rebels.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is going to be part of this brand new canon, which actually allows all the Star Wars content to flow in one single timeline and one MASSIVE story.

Star Wars Battlefront II Iden Versio

And like we’ve mentioned the Star Wars Battlefront 2 story is taking a bit of a different tack. The single-player campaign will mainly tell the tale of a new character called Iden Versio. She’s the commander of the Imperial Special Forces unit, Inferno Squadron.

After the Battle of Endor, Versio, along with some of her squadron, witness the destruction of the Second Death Star from Endor itself. For the first time, you’ll experience this moment through the eyes of someone on the Imperial side.

After this, all of the Inferno Squadron look to Versio as for what to do next. It’s then that the Inferno Squad set out to avenge The Emperor and kill all those responsible, including Luke Skywalker.

The game’s storyline will apparently span 30 years, starting near the end of the Galactic Civil War in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and ending at the destruction of the Starkiller base, which is the big blue Deathstar-lookalike that Poe Dameron destroys in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Battlefront II

Where does Star Wars Battlefront 2 fit in the full canon?

So, with that in mind, here’s the new Star Wars canon as it stands now, including Star Wars Battlefront II and the upcoming book,  Star Wars: Inferno Squad, which is being launched on July 27. This doesn’t include all the young adult/young reader novels because this list is already long enough as it is.

  • Star Wars #26 (comic)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Obi -Wan and Anakin 1-5 (comics)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated series) – the chronological order is published on starwars.com
  • Dark Disciple (book)
  • Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (comic)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Kanan: The Last Padawan (comic)
  • Ahsoka (book)
  • Lords of Sith (book)
  • Tarkin (book)
  • Catalyst: A Rogue One Story (book)
  • Thrawn (book)
  • A New Dawn (book)
  • Star Wars #7 (comic)
  • Star Wars #15 (comic)
  • Star Wars #20 (comic)
  • Star Wars: Rebels (animated series)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: Inferno Squad (book)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Princess Leia 1-5 (comics)
  • Chewbacca 1-5 (comics)
  • Heir to the Jedi (book)
  • Star Wars 1-4 (comics)
  • Darth Vader 1-4 (comics)
  • Star Wars 5 (comic)
  • Darth Vader 5 (comic)
  • Star Wars 6 (comic)
  • Darth Vader 6 (comic)
  • Star Wars 8-12 (comics)
  • Darth Vader 8-12 (comics)
  • Vader Down 1-5 (comics)
  • Star Wars 16-19 (comics)
  • Star Wars 21-25 (comics)
  • Doctor Aphra (comic)
  • Lando 1-5 (comics)
  • Han Solo 1-5 (comics)
  • Battlefront: Twilight Comedy (book)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Shattered Empire 1-4 (comic)
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Aftermath (book)
  • Afterman: Life Debt and Aftermath: Empire’s End (books)
  • Bloodline (book)
  • Poe Dameron 1-9 (comics)
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Samantha Loveridge
Sam is the UK Gaming Editor at Fandom. She's been addicted to games since she first got her paws on a GameBoy and hasn't looked back.
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