The two new ships joining the game’s roster are the B-Wing and the Tie Defender. The first does not need to be introduced: it made its first appearance in Return of the Jedi in the decisive final space battle on Endor. The Tie Defender, on the other hand, is more of a deep cut. If you’ve played most LucasArts games in the 90s, you’ll recognize the Tie Defender from Star Wars: Tie Fighter.
Aside from the update, EA Motive has also tweaked how the game’s matchmaking works, with the goal of placing players in games that will eventually come together without making wait times too long. Star Wars Squadrons creative director Ian Frazier said the studio released multiple iterations of the same tweak on Friday, with the latest coming out late in the afternoon. In most cases, it appears that the adjustments have led to shorter wait times – although, as always, some people complain about seeing longer wait times. “It’s a delicate balance to strike, so your comments are welcome,” Frazier said. You can download Star Wars: Squadron Free 4.0 update.