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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7 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 13 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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moddinman Sep 12 2014, 4:12pm says:

I download gameranger and hosted a bf2142 game and it started right up.
I then went to community then custom games and ran first strike. It showed up on the list. From there everything worked fine.

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Dnamro Sep 19 2014, 5:52pm replied:

Is your BF2142 the Origin digital Download or disc version? They are supposed to be compatible and Gameranger reports that they support either version I wonder because I have DVD but am using Origin version.

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moddinman Sep 19 2014, 11:31pm replied:

I use the DVD version. On an irrelevant note; gameranger will let me host a game but players will be unable to join it, which is a ****** bummer. Pardon my french.

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Dnamro Sep 20 2014, 12:38pm replied:

Good to know. I thought there was a issue between the Origin download and retail disc versions. Too bad, we were hoping that Gameranger would come through on a workaround that would allow mods, such as Firststrike, to be played online

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Dnamro Sep 16 2014, 9:50pm replied:

Really? I still get hung up at the BF2142 log in screen when BF2142 restarts with First Strike even with GameRanger running.

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moddinman Sep 16 2014, 11:41pm replied:

I just did everything the troubleshooting guide said to do if first strike crashes or won't start. I almost gave up. Maybe I got lucky :)

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Dnamro Sep 12 2014, 7:43am says:

I found a free tool that will easily switch the internet off and on:

You just need to turn the internet off log enough to bypass the master account server and logon with an offline account.

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austen1000 Sep 12 2014, 12:08pm replied:

Did you see my post below by any chance?

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austen1000 Sep 11 2014, 6:26pm says:

Actually, you can still play Battlefield 2142 with an internet connection. It just takes some time for it to time out (about 2-3 minutes, maybe a little longer) and ask if you want to start in offline mode. After that, it will detect an internet connection and ask if you want to log in. Just hit cancel and you are good to go. Blocking communications via Firewall may or may not speed this process up.

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Dnamro Sep 17 2014, 7:14am replied:

But turning off the internet does not require a time out wait.

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RADIOSMERSH Aug 28 2014, 9:01am says:

Big respect from me to the developers for the time they have spent on this beatiful mod, but I have one question: why do you block access to your site from all Russian and Ukrainian IP adresses? I hope this was made not for political prejudices, since I believe everybody here are above politics. I can use proxy, Tor or I2P in order to reach it, of course, but this is not deal.

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Dnamro Aug 29 2014, 6:58am replied:

We don't block any country

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moddinman Aug 23 2014, 2:52pm says:

I tried downloading 1.6 and failed. I was downloading at the most only 20kbps. 1.4 gigs should take about an hour. I waited four hours and the download froze at 0kbps. Is something wrong?

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Dnamro Aug 23 2014, 10:24pm replied:

Currently, thanks to EA dropping all support for many games, First Strike will only work in singleplayer with some work arounds. Please go to the forums through We can better assist you there, if your still interested.

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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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