Star Wars: X-Wing 2.0 Announced By Fantasy Flight Games [Updated]

May 1, 2018 by brennon

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Fantasy Flight Games has announced the coming of Star Wars: X-Wing 2.0.

X-Wing 2.0

The above teaser trailer shows off the new box and there also appears to be a Squad Builder App being thrown into the mix as well.

"The X-Wing Second Edition Core Set includes three fully assembled and beautifully painted ships, as well as all the cards, movement tools, tokens, and dice that players need to get flying.

X-Wing 2nd Edition - FFG

X-Wing 2nd Edition Models - FFG

A whole wave of expansions will be released simultaneously, giving players plenty of options to create and customize their X-Wing Second Edition experience. Conversion Kits for the Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, and Scum and Villainy for veteran players to bring their full collection of first-edition ships into the new edition."

Here are some of the core things dropped as part of the update from Fantasy Flight Games...

  • With X-Wing Second Edition, gameplay has been refined across the board, implementing minor tweaks and changes to improve the game’s flow, clean up interactions, and refocus the game on the physical act of flying starships. For more information about the gameplay tweaks implemented in X-Wing Second Edition, click here to read our FAQ!
  • The Force is a crucial part of the Star Wars galaxy that has historically played a smaller role in the game of X-Wing. With the release of X-Wing Second Edition, we have the chance to implement the Force as an important part of the game, affecting how you fly your ships and the choices that you make in the heat of battle. For more information about the Force and how it plays out in your games of X-Wing, just keep reading!
  • Faction identities have been strengthened in X-Wing Second Edition, giving each faction more unique tactics and strategies. Flying a squadron of Scum and Villainy starships should feel very different from flying an Imperial squadron, and with the game’s second edition, those differences are more present than ever before. What’s more, the First Order and Resistance have been reformed into their own distinct factions, separate from the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire, with their own themes, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • An official X-Wing squad builder app/website will be implemented, bringing a new level of dynamic play to Organized Play and casual games alike. This X-Wing squad builder gives players an easy way to assemble their squadrons and manage their collection, and it also allows the Organized Play team to explore dozens of new possibilities with alternate formats for the game. The point cost of ships and upgrades and the upgrade slots available to ships can be adjusted for the course of a single event, a tournament series, or an entire season of the game. Ultimately, the X-Wing squad builder app creates dynamic and constantly evolving Organized Play unlike anything that was possible before. For more information about the X-Wing squad builder app, read on.

If you're interested in the gameplay and what has changed, Team Covenant put together a game of 2.0 for you to watch.

Check it out and see if you can spot what's been tweaked and worked out in the new edition.

As mentioned above there are also going to be conversion kits for the various factions as well as some new ship releases to get you started in 2nd Edition.

Conversion Kits

Below you can see the conversion kits and first ship releases for the Rebel Alliance...

X-Wing Rebel Alliance Conversion Kit - Fantasy Flight Games

...the Galactic Empire

X-Wing Galactic Empire Conversion Kit - Fantasy Flight Games

...and finally, Scum & Villainy.

X-Wing Scum & Villainy Conversion Kit - Fantasy Flight Games

The Conversion Kits allow you to bring over all of the various ships from the 1st Edition of the game and make them playable in this new outing. I actually like the new style they've gone for with the painting for the various ships too, it's neat!

If you want to find out more about what's included with each of these new expansions you can head on over to the FFG website and read more.

What do you think of the news?

"No doubt this will be a tightening of the mechanics!"

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