Darth Tyranus Update Brings Count Dooku to Star Wars Battlefront II By Rebecca Smith, 23 Jan 2019 CommentsAt the start of the month, DICE revealed a month of events for Star Wars Battlefront II. At the same time, they confirmed this month's Darth Tyranus update would be arriving today, January 23rd, and it would be bringing Count Dooku to the game as a Hero, as well as two new appearances. Today, we have a full list of the additions and improvements the patch has brought, including making the Geonosis map available in additional game modes.Count Dooku is a "master duelist" who is renowned for his close quarters lightsaber combat. He can also deflect lightsabers more easily than other heroes thanks to a wider blocking range and a lower stamina depletion. On the downside, he can't block blaster shots. He also has a Lightning Stun ability where he unleashes a blast of lightning that throws nearby opponents to the ground. The hero is available today to unlock for 35,000 credits. An alternative Dark Ritual Appearance will be available on January 30th, with a third alternative due to appear in February. You can find a full list of his abilities, Star Cards and other features below:*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***ABILITIESLIGHTNING STUNDooku unleashes a very quick lightning stun that throws all nearby opponents to the ground. The damage is reduced for each extra target, up to a maximum of 5 targets.EXPOSE WEAKNESSThis ability targets a single opponent and causes them to become affected by a number of detrimental effects. Anyone targeted by Expose Weakness will have their movement slowed down, will receive increased damage from all attacks, and they will become highlighted for Dooku throughout the duration of the ability. Should the target be defeated by one of Dooku’s attacks while Expose Weakness is active, the cooldown is instantly refreshed.DUELISTThis ability begins by Dooku raising his lightsaber up to his face and then down to his side, readying himself for combat. Once activated, Duelist will improve his lightsaber attack speed and damage for a short time. While active, Dooku will change his attack sequence, now duelling with one hand behind his back.DODGEHis dodge is also on a shorter cooldown than others and with more charges available, making him a formidable foe for anyone that goes up against him in close quarters combat.STAR CARDSSith ControlAffects: HealthDescription: Count Dooku has increased maximum health regenerationRising PowerAffects: HealthDescription: Whenever Count Dooku defeats an enemy trooper he regains 20 health. Whenever he defeats an enemy hero, he regains even more.FinesseAffects: LightsaberDescription: Count Dooku drains less stamina when blocking and attacking with his lightsaber.Blind SpotAffects: Lightning StunDescription: Lightning Stun has a larger area of effect.Last SecondsAffects: Lightning StunDescription: Lightning Stun has a faster recharge rate, but its range is reduced by one meter.SuperiorityAffects: Expose WeaknessDescription: Expose Weakness is active on the enemy target for a longer time.DominanceAffects: Expose WeaknessDescription: Count Dooku's enemy target takes more damage while Expose Weakness is active.Masterful DuelistAffects: DuelistDescription: Count Dooku deals even more damage while Duelist is active.Balanced DuelistAffects: DuelistDescription: Reduces the recharge time of Duelist.APPEARANCESSITH LORDThe Default Appearance for Count Dooku comes in the form of his Sith Lord outfit, complete with brown cape.COUNT DOOKU: VICTORY POSES I am superior You should reconsider Unimpressed Not worth the effortCOUNT DOOKU: EMOTES Foolish: “Brave but foolish” Looking forward: “I’ve been looking forward to this” Powerful: “I’m become more powerful than any Jedi” Control: “The Sith control everything”COUNT DOOKU: MILESTONESTitle: Too Easy Description: Defeat 30 Enemies with the Duelist lightsaber strikes. Title: So Weak Description: Weaken 30 enemies with the Expose Weakness ability. Title: Stay Down Description: Hit 30 Enemies with the Lightning Stun ability.COUNT DOOKU: VOICE LINES “Count Dooku of Serenno, at your service.” “It is obvious that this contest cannot be decided by our knowledge of the Force... but by our skills with a lightsaber.” “Hope is something we cannot allow our enemy to possess.” “I did not bring you here to flit about like some Toydarian.” “I would have thought you had learned your lesson.” “Tell me what you want and I will show you how the dark side can help you achieve it.” “Ignorance of the Force will not save you from it.”Geonosis has been added to the Heroes vs Villains and Blast game modes. To be more applicable to the smaller scale game modes, the reduced size map is set within the Geonosian canyons. If you want to get some practice on the map before jumping into those modes, it has also been added to the Custom Arcade mode.The full list of changes and new features added with the Darth Tyranus update can be found in the spoiler below.*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***NEW CONTENTFEATURES Count Dooku is now playable and unlocked via Credits. Count Dooku comes with three abilities: Lightning Stun, Expose Weakness, and Duelist. Geonosis is now available on Blast, Heroes Vs Villains and Custom Arcade.HERO AND CLASSES CHANGES Fixed several issues with abilities not always registering due to map geometry factors. Force heroes whose abilities' reliability should be improved include Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Yoda, Kylo Ren. Iden Versio's "Stun Droid" as well as Emperor Palpatine's "Electrocute" have also been improved. Fixed issues where the audio for several character's dialogues was reversed or missing. Fixed an issue where Iden Versio's "Friend in Battle" Star Card and Boba Fett's "Bounty Claimed" Star Card would show the wrong icon. Fixed issues that would occasionally lead to lightsaber blocking not being able to deflect attacks from enemies.OBI-WAN KENOBI Fixed an issue where Emperor Palpatine's "Chain Lightning" could damage Obi-wan, even when blocked. Fixed a visual clipping issue with Obi-Wan Kenobi's fingers in the "Fighting Stance" Victory Pose, while the General Kenobi appearance was activated. Fixed an issue where Obi-Wan's "Your Move" emote would play out-of-sync, when playing in a language other than English.DARTH MAUL Fixed an issue where Darth Maul's "Choke" ability would occasionally throw opponents in the opposite direction.LEIA ORGANA Fixed an issue where Leia's "Laser Brain" Epic Star Card would occasionally cause the alternative fire damage of Leia to vary when equipped. Alternative fire damage when "Laser Brain" is equipped is now consistently 190.CAPTAIN PHASMA Fixed an issue where Captain Phasma would not always take reduced damage when using the "Survivor" ability, while the "Not Hard Enough" Star Card was equipped. Fixed an issue where the "First Order Sentry Droid" ability was not always firing at targets that were too close.GENERAL GRIEVOUS Fixed an issue where General Grievous could occasionally use the "Thrust Surge" ability on a Speeder without animation or ability cooldown.BOBA FETT Fixed an issue where Boba Fett's "For The Hunt" in-game UI was being triggered in the last spot where he activated it, rather than his actual location.CHEWBACCA Fixed an issue where Chewbacca would occasionally be able to use the Slam ability twice, when pressing the ability button at the end of the ability animation.HAN SOLO Fixed an issue where Han Solo would occasionally be able to use the Shoulder Charge ability twice, when pressing the ability button at the end of the ability animation.DARTH VADER Fixed an issue where Darth Vader was able to jump twice if the "Focused Rage" ability was used mid-air. Fixed an issue where Darth Vader was unable to move players while using "Force Choke".KYLO REN Fixed several issues that affected the gameplay of Kylo Ren's "Frenzy" ability. It is now finding targets better and successfully doing multiple hits if only one target is available. If there are several targets, Kylo Ren will jump between them. A targeting system has now also been added for the ability. As a result to above changes, the "Bloodlust" Star Card has now been changed so that Kylo Ren deals additional damage per strike, instead of increasing the amount of strikes. The possible total amount of damage that can be inflicted on a target is now 360 points.SPECIALIST Fixed an issue where the Specialist would cause too much melee damage when attacking from the back, with the "Stealth" Star Card equipped on Epic. Melee damage from the back should deal 150 points.ASSAULT Fixed a visual issue where smoke after the Acid Launcher ability was used would occasionally not show.GAME MODE AND MAP CHANGESBLAST Fixed an issue with the Squad Spawn default camera that prevented Naboo from being added to the Blast rotation.EXTRACTION Adjusted exterior lighting in Jabba's Palace, in order to improve gameplay during the final phase.GEONOSIS (GALACTIC ASSAULT) Fixed issues where players could get stuck on certain rock formations. Fixed an issue where the Objective UI was misleadingly decreasing under certain circumstances in Phase 3 on Geonosis. Fixed an issue where scoring events would not register while capturing the objective in Phase 3. Overall VFX polish pass on Geonosis (Visual updates on toxic waterfall, Spider Droid explosions, size of backdrop AT-TE footprint effects, background lasers caused by Spider Droids).THEED (GALACTIC ASSAULT) Fixed an issue where the MTT would consistently display as "Out of Range" on HUD.KESSEL - KAMINO - TAKODANA Fixed several map geometry and collision issues that would occasionally allow players to stay in Out Of Bounds areas.VEHICLE CHANGES Fixed an issue where the pilots of the AT-TE and AAT vehicles would receive personal damage from certain hero abilities. Vehicles now take proper hull damage when hit by these abilities.AAT Fixed an issue where users would occasionally spawn on top of each other when spawning with two AATs at the same time.AT-TE Fixed an issue with collisions occasionally occurring within the wreckage of the AT-TE when it is destroyed.LANDO AND L3-37 MILLENIUM FALCON Fixed an issue where health regeneration delay was not being properly reduced by equipping the "Repair Systems" Star Card on "Lando And L3-37 Millennium Falcon".GENERAL CHANGES/MISC Fixed an issue where cancelling or failing matchmaking while on the Frontend Menu, would occasionally cause certain UI options to become unresponsive until the player changed screens. Fixed issues that would occasionally lead to "No Data Available" messages to display at the End-Of-Round screen, when a player has played several Arcade matches prior to joining. Fixed an issue where the Frontend menu text would not be displayed correctly when booting the title with the console location set to certain regions. Made additional polish fixes to the layout of the Custom Arcade menu and the accompanying map planet textures. Fixed an issue that would cause an error message to display on the Timed Challenges screen under the Career menu. Fixed an issue where lightsaber audio would be occasionally missing when transitioning out of an Emote that turns the lightsaber off. Fixed an issue in which the Crates submenu would occasionally remain on the screen as an overlay without any functionality. Fixed a lighting issue that would cause the faces of certain characters to appear overly shadowed during Emotes.KNOWN ISSUES An issue has occurred with Obi-Wan and Rey not always being able to block attacks from Darth Vader or from Count Dooku, when his Duelist ability is active. The issue is being investigated and expected to be fixed at a later update.The Darth Tyranus update is available now.We've got the full list of Star Wars Battlefront II trophies - check the list for guides to unlocking them.Check out our Best PS4 Third-Person Shooters Available in 2019 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.Game PatchPlayStation 4 Written by Rebecca SmithRebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.