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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3 comments by TALON_UK on Dec 21st, 2014

Greetings Troopers!

For those that don't know, First Strike is being overhauled to change it into a singleplayer focused modification for Battlefield 2142. When EA dropped support for BF2142 this past summer it killed the multiplayer capability of the game. Player counts on the servers were already dropping before this happened, and with only a few devs left working on the mod, and with the fact that the Battle of Hoth map was planned to be the final release anyway, it was decided to cease development and join forces with the Star Wars: Battlecry team to continue development on the Unreal 4 Engine on a new free stand alone Star Wars themed game.

Even though the intended vision for Hoth was never realized in First Strike, there will be a simpler version of Hoth released with singleplayer support that will allow gameplay with iconic Hoth vehicles that include Snowspeeders, trench defense turrets, Speederbikes and the much anticipated AT-AT Walker. To this end the Hoth Outpost map from the First Strike Extended (FSX) mod is being updated.

Outpost Hoth has all the basic components of the iconic Hoth map with a small base to launch the Snowspeeders from, a trench system to defend, and a Power Generator to protect. The map is getting an update with a snow weather effect, the addition of the beta AT-AT Walker and changing some gamemodes to be dogfighting focused.

Dogfight mode allows the combat to focus solely on an aerial dogfight, which has been set up in some other maps and it's very popular with players. The big difference between this and space maps is that it takes much less time to get into the action, and it adds a whole new level of excitement to gameplay with bots. The intensity is maximized with the focus of the bots being in the sky, there are no flags to capture, it is just a case of kill more of the enemy to win. To add some variety there is the classic Snowspeeder versus TIE Fighter dogfight mode and a more challenging gamemode teaming Snowspeeders and X-Wings versus TIE Fighters and Interceptors.

The AT-AT Walker also makes it's debut here having only seeing limited action previously in an earlier publicly released Battle of Hoth map Beta. As a result it has never been fully tested in gameplay, and though solutions to implement some form of Snowspeeder tow cable through Python were considered, none ever made it to the development stage, so that aspect cannot be included. Yes, there are some balancing issues in the map, but it is presented to showcase the work that has gone in to developing the Hoth vehicles.

Future versions of this map will also include more of the authentic props and assets created in the latter stages of the Battle of Hoth's development, which should heighten the authenticity of this map. There is also the possibility of the release of a parred down infantry only version of the Battle of Hoth map featuring only the interior of Echo Base, though this will depend on the complexity involved in adding bot support for such a complicated environment to see if it is a viable option or not.

The new version will also feature more singleplayer maps from FSX and better hand weapon A.I. support. Development is on track for a release by the end of the month. While you're waiting, check out the in game screenshots above from the upcoming Outpost Hoth map.

Until then...

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...

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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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sir-mr-dr-professor Sep 30 2009, 6:29pm says:

This mod looks so cool. It never works for me. Any help would be great.

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sir-mr-dr-professor Oct 7 2009, 5:27pm replied:


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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Oct 1 2009, 1:37pm replied:

Hi theonejester, sorry to hear you are having problems. Your best bet is to head over to our forums, there is a Client Support and FAQ area there that will more likely than not hold the answer to your issues installing First Strike, and Community Members that will be all too happy to help.

Below are links to both these areas...

Good luck, and hopefully we'll see you in game soon.

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Geardown01 Sep 17 2009, 11:50am says:

Ok that's cool :D. Still First Strike is the best Bf2142 Mod i ever play :D Good Job guy's and keep up the good work !

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Geardown01 Sep 16 2009, 2:01pm says:

do you think you're team will make a clone wars version ??It would be nice :D

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Sep 17 2009, 8:24am replied:

I think it is safe to say that we'll not be looking into touching on the Clone Wars era. Our mod is more centered on the original trilogy of Star Wars movies, and seeing how we have hardly scratched the surface regarding the possible locales and situations that could be mined for map ideas in this era it seems highly unlikely that we'll be heading to another so soon. Just way too much potential in the classic trilogy era to tap yet.

Good to see you James177, glad you had fun, looking forward to seeing you out there again soon.

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Sep 14 2009, 3:48pm says:

Soon my friend, soon. We just have a few more balancing issues we want to iron out with the current content first, to make sure the game as a whole is as balanced as possible based on player feedback that we have been getting since the release of 1.4. The first major balance patch has just been released, a second will soon be forthcoming that deals with vehicle balance, and then or perhaps with this next release we'll see a new map featuring the Sandcrawler mentioned in the latest article. While all this is going on Hoth shall be brewing nicely in the background with top men working on it to bring it to fruition. We are really looking forward to bringing all this new content to the public, but just be patient. It'll be ready when it is ready.

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Geardown01 Sep 14 2009, 3:13pm says:

When are you releasing the Hoth map ?? i cant wait :D

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Sep 13 2009, 6:14am says:

Cool, James177 we looking forward to seeing you in game.

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johnny21 Sep 12 2009, 4:30pm says:

hey guys i have a problem, that i hope you can help me with, everytime i try to join a server, punkbuster keeps kicking me off, and i haven't done anything wrong

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Sep 12 2009, 9:53pm replied:

You might need to manually get the latest Punkbuster files for BF2142, or are you getting a modified content error?

Either way head over to the First Strike Forums ( ) and client support or FAQ will most likely have the solution to your problem covered.

Hope that helps you out. Looking forward to seeing you in game soon.

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johnny21 Sep 13 2009, 4:41am replied:

yay it works now, come and face the warth of Draxcon, lord of the sith

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Sep 13 2009, 6:11am replied:

Cool, glad we could help.

See you in there, Community Game on tonight as well so you should see some good action this evening. It is on at around 8pm GMT if I'm not mistaken.

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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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