The Ewoks are coming to “Star Wars: Battlefront II,” and not just as NPCs that runaround while battle you on Endor. EA has announced that, starting on April 18th, Battlefront II players will have the option to play a limited-time mode, and unlock special Appearances via Crystals and/or Credits, in the new “Star Wars Battlefront II Night on Endor”.

Depending on which side you are playing as, you will either fight as an Ewok or as an Imperial, in a new battle for Endor. The story has Ewoks ambushing a brigade of Imeprial troops on the Forrest moon, ans players can fight through the night for control of Endor in the all-new Ewok Hunt mode.

In Ewok Hunt, you start as an Ewok or in a group of stormtroopers. The ambush begins as Ewoks attack unsuspecting stormtroopers, using spears, Wisties, and other skills to take down their opponents. Each stormtrooper defeated spawns as another Ewok, multiplying until the Empire’s forces have been completely eliminated, and the Ewok celebration can begin. However, the stormtroopers’ superior training and firepower are more than a match for the Ewoks. Armed with a cadre of weapons as well as flashlights to pierce the darkness, players must hold back the Ewok’s ambush if they have a hope of surviving until an extraction team can arrive.

Another big change in this update is the return of Crystals, and how players can use credits. The Credits are acquired through regular gameplay, but Crystals are bought with real money. At launch, these items could be used to buy powerups and unlock heroes and features, which is why the gaming community had a problem with the launch. Now all of those problems are gone, and players can either get credits the old-fashioned way, or buy crystals with some extra cast.

Crystals in Star Wars Battlefront II are just a quick way for fans to unlock Appearances, and these will include Endor Leia and Endor Han. It doesn’t change the gameplay at all, and no one gets a unfair advantage.

Just a reminder, real-world currency can only be used to purchase Crystals, which are only redeemable for Appearances. Like we said before, credits are earned through in-game activity and can be redeemed for Appearances, as well. Over 50 additional Appearances to personalize your units will be made available in this update.