First Strike is a Star Wars total conversion modification for Battlefield 2142. The goal of First Strike is to totally immerse the players into the amazing universe of Star Wars by presenting the most accurate representations of famous Star Wars locales, weapons, and characters, and combining them with exciting, fast paced gameplay and features new to the Battlefield scene. Within this mod you'll find yourself as a soldier of the Galactic Empire or as a freedom fighter for the Rebel Alliance. You'll fight across lovingly detailed recreations of various Star Wars locations with a wide array of weapons and vehicles.

With the Rebel Alliance growing stronger every day and the Empire spread thin as it is, it's no longer a battle of technological might, but simply a matter of who strikes first...

Features include:

  • Famous Star Wars battles
  • An extremely authentic atmosphere
  • Dozens of Star Wars weapons, vehicles, and soldiers
  • Space battles!
  • Online multiplayer for up to 64 people
  • Co-op & Singleplayer Bot support on a growing number of maps
  • Persistent stat tracking

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11 comments by TALON_UK on Dec 7th, 2014

Mod of the Year Awards

Greetings Troopers!

It's that time of the year again, and the ModDB Mod of Year nominations are upon us once more. And this will also be our first MOTY under our new leadership, so let me hand you over to FSDev Dnamro as he lets you know just why First Strike is still a contender, and invites you to go out there and cast your vote for First Strike!

It's been a tumultuous year with EA dropping support for many of their older titles including BF2142 which has effectively killed the First Strike mod as a multiplayer game. However in this past year, the team released the First Strike 1.6 update which featured four brand new maps including the long awaited space boarding map Parmel Invasion, an impressive map which features space combat from cruisers down to starfighters, and for the first time integrates this with FPS infantry action on the same map as soldiers repel boarders and defend the space station at the heart of the map.

In addition to this there was Silver Station, a space based conquest map.

The community map which became Nesmazzda Conflict, which had the added
bonus of being co-op/singleplayer ready right off the bat.

And a little later the prison complex map set on the planet Dathomir.

Unfortunately, by this time most players had abandoned BF2142 as well, resulting in poor turn out. GameRanger managed to save BF2142, but this did not support mods such as First Strike.

With the death of the multiplayer side of the mod, the team decided to join forces with the Battlecry team to develop a free Star Wars game on the Unreal 4 Engine.


The team has been busy working through the issues of converting First strike to the Unreal 4 Engine. With a 10 year age difference between game engines, there is a lot of updating that has to happen, which makes for a slow process. All the textures have to be redone and many models will have to be updated as well. FSDev TALON has been hard at work in his spare time converting First Strike assets for use in Unreal 4, and has even been working on new material not yet seen in First Strike which will make its debut in the Unreal 4 Engine, and we have a preview for you of this work below.

The First Strike mod, however, lives on as a singleplayer experience, as work-arounds have been found to enable the game to continue with offline support. In fact First Strike is currently being revamped with the focus being on singleplayer with a beta release expected before the end of the year.

There are some exciting developments in the works for First Strike, keep your eyes peeled for the next news update for more on that. But until then, your votes will determine the future of First Strike. So go out and vote, and give us feedback in the forums or on the ModDB site.

See you on the Battlefield Troopers!

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First Strike 1.6 Full Installer

First Strike 1.6 Full Installer

Feb 14, 2014 Full Version 11 comments

First Strike 1.6 full installer. Rather than having to install FS 1.5 and then update to 1.6, this new release will give you access to all of the content...

New First Strike Launcher Installer

New First Strike Launcher Installer

Feb 6, 2014 Patch 8 comments

New Launcher to be used with First Strike mod. New improved launcher to provide faster update downloads. Can be used to update a current First Strike...

First Strike 1.5 Full Installer

First Strike 1.5 Full Installer

Aug 26, 2010 Full Version 40 comments

Full installer for the new release of First Strike including two new maps, and new singleplayer and co-op support.

First Strike 1.5 Server Files

First Strike 1.5 Server Files

Aug 25, 2010 Server 0 comments

Server files to go along with the version 1.5 client. Only required if you intend to run a server.

First Strike v1.4 Full Installer

First Strike v1.4 Full Installer

Dec 23, 2008 Full Version 31 comments

Full installer for the new release of First Strike including three new maps.

First Strike v1.3 Server Files for BF2142 v1.5

First Strike v1.3 Server Files for BF2142 v1.5

Oct 12, 2008 Server 3 comments

Server files to go along with the version 1.3 client patch.

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XxDdgaMerxX Jan 16 2010, 2:42am says:

well i found the servers so its ok now sorry to bother you but how come theres only 3 servers and theres no people in any of them? does the single player mod work?

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Jan 16 2010, 9:15am replied:

Hi Bravo, welcome to the mod. There are more servers than that, but it is a little quiet at the moment due to the lag problem with the source game which is causing a number of people issues, check out the link to EA/DICE below. That said this evening at around 8pm GMT it should get pretty busy as we'll have Community Games from around that time. You should also check out the FSmod forums as there is a lot of support information here that might address any problems you may be having. For instance if you can't see many servers it may be because you haven't got your filters set up correctly, so check that out to make sure. We should also see a boost in player numbers when our next release comes out shortly.

The Singleplayer Mini Mod does work in conjunction with the primary mod, so that is worth a look if you want to get so solo time in while waiting for a multiplayer game.

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XxDdgaMerxX Jan 17 2010, 1:37am replied:

kool thanks for your help and I did find more servers I found about 11. So there be heaps of people in the servers at 8 GMT, why that time for?

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XxDdgaMerxX Jan 16 2010, 2:08am says:

and i logged in with my EA account do I use that account? or do i make a first strike account? or something?

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XxDdgaMerxX Jan 16 2010, 2:07am says:

i cant find any servers for this mod WTF i just download the 1.4 full installer and i tryed to search for servers for this mod nothing and i fully updated the mod so TELL ME WHATS HAPPENING!! cause i just waste a gig of my internet usage!!

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Jan 10 2010, 7:48am says:

Here's the official response from DICE regarding the lag...

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angelcs Jan 9 2010, 6:43pm says:

ok i downloaded it and tested and it was really fun, only one small complaining, how come there is so much ammo on the most weapons but there is no reload :S i would love to see a reload animation. Anyways the game itself works perfect but after i play 15-20 mins i suddenly get 1 second freeze lag and every 5 sec i get 1 sec freeze lag and it keeps going, i need to rejoin the server ore the server needs to change map to fix it, why do i get those randomly freeze lags?

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Jan 10 2010, 7:41am replied:

The lags you speak of are a problem at EAs end, some issue with more limited master servers or something, other rumours say it is some Punkbuster issue. Some people get it, others don't. Hopefully they'll fix this problem soon.

Regarding reload animations, most weapons have some form of reload, though admittedly not all.

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angelcs Jan 9 2010, 4:03pm says:

i have installed BF2142 and right now im downloading this mod ;)

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angelcs Jan 8 2010, 2:08pm says:

im thinkin to install BF2142 for this but is it Active online? and how well will my comp handle this mod the spec is : 1GB ram GEforce 6600 256MB CPU 2.80GHz windows xp home edition

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Jan 8 2010, 2:14pm replied:

If your PC can handle BF2142? It should handle First Strike just fine. The mod is active on-line, but to be honest is a little slow at the moment due to some issues with PB or EA Master servers or something that is causing lag issues (not something on our end, happens when you play BF2142 as well). Once they get that issue sorted out things should pick up again, not to mention the fact that when we release the next version of the mod we should see a resurgence in players also.

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4CH! Jan 6 2010, 2:40pm says:

Ill vote for you for mod of the year ! You have earned it !

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Jan 6 2010, 2:52pm replied:

Thanks, hopefully we will certainly have earned it once we get the latest version out. Not long now.

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Great mod! It can even be considered an actual game! Just wish more people would play it online...

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