Star Wars Battlefront has just unveiled its new “Blast Mode” game type, a multiplayer mode in which two teams of ten players face off against one another in a sort of match to the death.
A “deathmatch”, if you will. One that involves teams. A team deathmatch. Battlefront will have team deathmatch, is what DICE are trying to tell us.
The 10 vs 10 scuffles of Star Wars Battlefront’s Blast Mode will take place across a slew of game maps, some of which are altered and adapted versions of locations already seen in other game modes.
The shooter’s lead level designer Dennis Brännvall explains: “Say you’ve just played Walker Assault mode on Hoth and then switched to Blast, still on Hoth. Thanks to variations in lighting and time of day, you’ll definitely see a difference.”
An official post over on the Battlefront blog goes into some more detail on the classic game mode. Victory goes to the first team to reach 100 kills, or whichever team has the most kills by the end of the ten minute round. And with no vehicles or hero or villain characters to speak of, Blast Mode should be a more intimate FPS experience, with smaller maps and scrappier, close quarters laserfights.
Star Wars Battlefront launches on PC on November 17th.