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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8 comments by TALON_UK on Apr 12th, 2014


This is just a quick update to address a few issues that have been thrown up by recent events. First up as the title of this post states, we must say goodbye to GameSpy at the end of May. This will have an effect on many games with a multiplayer component as a lot of them used the GameSpy facility to gain access to servers. This unfortunately includes our base game BF2142. Exactly what this means for us as a mod for that game is still unclear. Sure First Strike has a strong singleplayer component, but it is intended primarily as a multiplayer game. So we'll have to look into the ramifications of what effect this has on us, and whether there is a way to circumvent the need for the GameSpy server facility and keep our ability to be a server based multiplayer game.

In addition to this our forum server provider just closed down resulting in our forum being down for a few days. Some people I think have panicked (due to the timing) thinking that just with the news of GameSpy going down that the mod instantly died from the shock or something. Rest assured this is not the case. Our forums are now back up hosted from another location.

Though to be fair this fear is understandable to some extent, as things have been quite quiet at First Strike towers for the last few weeks. After the flurry of intense development time getting FS 1.6 out the door we have had a few issues which have hampered development lately, seems if it is not one thing it is something else. However we are still working on it and will soon be getting updates out to you which will tweak the latest map released from the mod for balance, and soon release the additional map which was promised as a 1.6 release map. Below are a few shots of some of the last assets being developed for this map to add just a little more polish and familiar authenticity to the new environments that you'll get to battle in.

Imperial Security Station  Imperial Security Station
Imperial Security Station  Security Holocam

Something which hasn't helped though is the relatively low numbers of players about lately. If you want to see more, come out on-line and support us and get on the server and have a few games. Nothing encourages us to continue work like seeing a good full First Strike server, but s imilarly nothing is less encouraging than seeing empty servers not long after a new release. Head on to the Rebel Defiance server on Sundays at 8pm BST (British Summer Time) for your best chance to catch people in game.

As for future releases of content for First Strike, these are uncertain times, it will all depend on the level of support the mod recieves, and of course what the closure of GameSpy means for us as a multiplayer mod. Hopefully we'll hear something positive on that front. Lets just get all the games in that we can until we find out.

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 7 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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Twigs Feb 14 2014, 2:58pm says:

While we wait for MODDB to run the latest news relese, heres a quick update.

Some users have reported issues with their FirstStrike mods folder being deleted, and in extreme cases BF2142 folders. We have identified an issue with the 1021 hotfix, that has now been fixed so if you have had problems, please try again (deleting the 1021 hotfix if you already have it downloaded.

Also, for those waiting for the full 1.6 installer, that has now gone live! It is rather a large download so if you want go join us over the weekend, start downloading now! We're hoping that we will see a return of player numbers over the weekend, lets see if we can fill all the available servers! More details on the 1.6 files here:

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TALON_UK Feb 14 2014, 3:35pm replied:

New Full First Strike 1.6 Installer has now been authorized here on ModDB, so it can be uploaded from here as well as the mirrors featured in the article.

As Twigs rightly mentions the full 1.6 installer is a big file, so if you're hoping to get on this weekend best start downloading.


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TALON_UK Feb 13 2014, 6:01pm says:


FS Launcher Installers updated to fix a number of issues including allowing people to install it wherever they want. The Launcher itself will automatically update itself with the hotfixes we've rolled out this week to address other issues which have been raised since the launch of 1.6. Enjoy.

If you want this fix head to the FS 1.6 Release news post and you'll find the links have been updated to this new version of the Launcher Installer.

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Twigs Feb 12 2014, 3:30pm says:

Jumping on the rebel defiance server for a bit. If you are free then why not join me! Lets see if we can get enough players on to warrant turning off co-op and playing true mulitplayer conquest!

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Twigs Feb 12 2014, 3:25pm says:

An update has been issued for the FirstStrike launcher/updater programme. This will now automatically enter the +widescreen normally needed by BF2142 when you set your chosen resolution. This should help many of those that have been suffering from a crash on startup. The FirstStrike launcher will automatically detect and install this update for you.

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SHOGUN096 Feb 11 2014, 2:33pm says:

In the second new video I hear that the Hoth map will be a last develeopening:( Is that true? So the First Strike mod will end on version 1.6!?:((

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Twigs Feb 11 2014, 4:04pm replied:

As much as we would love to continue, the hard facts are that the player base is dwindling for 2142 (and FirstStrike!) and with the impending EA release of Battlefront thats not going to help matters. Hoth has been in development for some time and we want to make it the best we can. There will no doubt be one or two other maps if we have time released with it though, and perhaps some small scale updates after that release to fix any issues. At the end of the day though, its only worth continuing as long as we have a player base and a mod team with the time and skills to do so.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Feb 11 2014, 12:49pm says:

Note: NEVER be a Y-Wing gunner for the bots in the Battle of Taloraan. They seem to think their hulls make a more effective weapon against freighters than their torpedoes.

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TALON_UK Feb 13 2014, 10:24am replied:

There is a lot of fun to be had in them though, especially on Imperial Convoy Raid with a swarm of TIE Defenders on your six. One thing to note is that you can switch seats with the bot, so if it is getting a little too dangerously close to a target vessel you can grab the controls and pull away from that target and slap your co-pilot across the face for his Kamikaze tendencies.

Another nice little tip to note about co-piloting a Y-Wing with a bot is that if you pilot the ship and use all your torps on a bombing run, and you switch to gunner and allow your bot to start performing his own bombing run, if you switch and take over the pilot seat again you'll inherit his torpedoes.

But hush, hush, you didn't hear that here.


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KaiMan32 Feb 10 2014, 6:45pm says:

I'm surprised I never heard of this. Tracking

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