Star Wars Squadrons

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Star Wars Squadrons
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VR/AR Virtual Reality
Developer MOTIVE
Publisher Electronic Arts
Platform PC, PS4, Xbox One, Steam, EPIC
Device PC (standard mode), PS4, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality
Operating System Windows 10
Type Full Game
Genre Action/Adventure, Simulation, Flight, Space, Sci-fi
Input Device Gamepad, Keyboard/Mouse
Play Area Seated
Game Mode PC only or VR modes, Single Player, Multiplayer, Online PvP, Online Co-op
Rating T
Review Mostly Positive (Steam)
Release Date Steam - Oct 1, 2020
Price $39.99
App Store PC, PS4, Xbox One, Steam, EPIC
Infobox Updated June 30, 2021
Star Wars Squadrons is a VR App.


In Star Wars Squadrons, you play a pilot on either the Galactic Empire or New Republic forces following the Galactic Civil War. Playing in first person, you take the helm of one of 5 types of starfighters to take down your enemy. Play a campaign alone or engage with other players in Dogfight or Fleet modes.

Dogfight is a to-the-death play mode whereas Fleet mode enables you to engage with your friends in a multi-stage, objective-based contest between two squadrons. You can also join and create Custom Matches for public or private play as well as modify your starfighters with a series of Components. Each squadron has 5 players, for a maximum of 10 total.[1]


  • VR option - can play with or without a headset
  • choose from 10 total starfighters
    • Support: TIE reaper vs U-wing
    • Fighter: TIE fighter, TIE defender vs X-wing
    • Interceptor: TIE interceptor vs A-wing
    • Bomber: TIE bomber vs Y-wing, B-wing bomber
  • customize your ship through Components
    • primary weapons
    • auxiliaries
    • counter measures
    • shields
    • hulls
    • engines
  • choose from 7 new and familiar locations
    • Fostar Haven
    • Yavin Prime
    • Esseles
    • Nadiri Dockyards
    • Sissubo
    • Galitan
    • Zavian Abyss



Upon release, Wes Fenlon at PC Gamer noted the incredible flight simulation but lackluster plot and lack of character development. He labeled Squadrons as "a game with memorable moments rather than memorable missions." While he had a good experience playing in VR, he mentioned single-player was better suited to VR as multiplayer mode can get more out of hand and nauseating. [2]

System Requirements

Recommended for VR:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Processor: Ryzen 7 2700X or better/ i7-7700 or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon RX 570 or equivalent, GeForce GTX 1070 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps or faster Internet connection


Images and Videos


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