Thats No Moon - DICE Lay Out Star Wars Battlefront Content Roadmap, Includes Death Star

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 12:45 PM
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EA and DICE’s post-launch plans for Star Wars Battlefront have been like running through treacle. But finally, after getting on for three months since launch, EA has detailed all that’s coming to its multiplayer shooter in a new DLC roadmap. The headline act is undoubtedly the Death Star coming as a map pack, presumably to play across all game modes including Fighter Squadron, for that proper A New Hope vibe.

That’s coming in Autumn though, and before then we’ve got plenty more coming, including a free DLC drop this week. The Tatooine map from Survival mode has now been rejigged and will be playable in multiplayer as Raider Camp, while Luke Skywalker and Han Solo will be getting some Hoth-themed outfits. Along with this is an update which finally adds the ability to create private matches, as well as introducing Daily Challenges and Community Events to earn credits and unlocks.

The freebies don’t quite end there either. In February the new Turning Point mode will be coming to all maps that currently support Walker Assault and Supremacy. I’ve had a whirl on that and it’s definitely a stronger mode than Walker Assault, possibly on a par with Supremacy. Then in March there’s a free new multiplayer Endor map, as well as an additional Tatooine Survival map.

Looking further afield, the paid add-on content begins rolling out in March, with four planned packs taking us all the way through until early 2017. The first drop is Outer Rim, and has players fighting among the factories of Sullust and Jabba’s palace on Tatooine. Then in the summer we’ll get our hands on the much requested Bespin, the cloud city from Empire Strikes Back. Autumn is the aforementioned Death Star pack, while expansion pack 4 is still an unknown, AKA DICE probably don't even know what it is yet.

That’s all going to set you back a hefty $50 for the Season Pass, or can be picked up individually for an undisclosed price. EA has a history of discounting season passes so my advice to you is not to buy it until the last possible moment, just in case there’s a price drop.

What do you think then, is Star Wars Battlefront beginning to sound like a better deal with a few free maps? Or is the $50 Season Pass still too much for long-term players? 

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00:13 Jan-28-2016

As nice as all of this sounds I still would have to say no to buying this game. Multiplayer games can suffer player shortages for less popular maps. If you happen to like one that has the same three players in it for several hours that is not fun. Also, is the gameplay balanced well enough that someone with free content equipment can fairly take on a coin warrior? Most likely no in most games.

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20:18 Jan-27-2016

This game is still not worth it in my opinion, still no space battles or single player campaign. It hurts to say it

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12:06 Jan-28-2016

You should realize this game is a STAR WARS theme COD, nothing else.
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If you want a real star wars game keep walking.

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17:34 Jan-27-2016

My mind is addled by the fact that people fell for this hollow EVOLVED cloned piece of crap of a game! It's just DLC sold as a half made FPS multiplayer game!

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17:28 Jan-27-2016

btw, anyone of you who already bought the season pass is it more senssational?? or the the content still not enough or should I say worst

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16:05 Jan-27-2016

$50 for a season pass, that is one thing that is going wrong with gaming....

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15:05 Jan-27-2016

I like Star Wars Battlefront, I mean, I enjoy it the way it is.


Buuut, if I start to think about what it COULD have been...


Ugghhhh, well. Love to see new maps and stuff. C:

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14:42 Jan-27-2016

I thought the private match going to be singleplayer vs Ai reincarnation if it is....it'll be good for me to practice this game further

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14:08 Jan-27-2016

Still too much for season pass!
But for free maps it's ok and fun!

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