Shortly after Star Wars Battlefront hit figurative and physical store shelves last November, EA released The Battle of Jakku – a free DLC/interactive prequel to The Force Awakens. It’s been hella quiet since, but EA has now revealed four new paid-for expansions that are heading our way tethered to the base game’s season pass.
Oh, and there’s an update due tomorrow.
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First off, let’s get to the meat of the matter: when is this DLC coming and how much will it cost? All four new expansion packs will be tied to the game’s £40/$50 season pass and will be staggered between March of this year and “Early 2017”. Here’s the proposed schedule:
- Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Outer Rim (March 2016) – Fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine
- Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Bespin (Summer 2016) – It’s hunt or be hunted in this action-packed experience set in the Cloud City of Bespin
- Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Death Star (Fall 2016) – That’s no moon! One of the most iconic locations in the Star Wars universe makes its debut in Star Wars Battlefront.
- Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Expansion Pack 4 – Title TBA (Early 2017) – We will have more details to share about this exciting new expansion pack in the coming months.
Prior to all that, a free February update will introduce a new survival mission, and a Hoth multiplayer map that’ll link in with the Walker Assault, Supremacy, Fighter Squadron and Turning Point game modes.
Prior to all that is tomorrow’s free update that allows the Tatooine Survival map to support the Blast, Droid Run, Drop Zone, Hero Hunt and Heroes vs Villains multiplayer modes under the new banner of ‘Raider Camp’. It’ll also add new Hoth-themed outfits for Mr Skywalker and Han Solo.
Also, players will be able to create private matches from now on, in a bid to make fighting with your pals easier, and daily challenges and “Community Events” will encourage players to rally together to tackle goals and objectives in exchange for credits.
Quiet, it was for a while there. Busy, you’ll be for the next year or so.