Ever since Star Wars Battlefront’s announcement, a large number of fans have been crying out for a single-player mode to rival the original’s Campaign. Well, we’re not quite getting that with the Star Wars Battlefront reboot, but DICE has announced a new Skirmish mode is coming to the shooter, built from the ground up for offline play.
Dropping on July 20th, the Skirmish option lets gamers play against bots offline or joined by a friend for co-op splitscreen (console only for the latter option). You will be able to tweak the difficulty to your liking and it will be playable across two of the most popular game modes - Walker Assault and the dogfighting-focused Fighter Squadron.
“With multiple locations that span the galaxy, from the frozen planet of Hoth to the lava encrusted planet of Sullust, we hope Skirmish brings players a new way to enjoy Star Wars Battlefront,” writes DICE.
Hopefully this appeases the players who have been desperate for some sort of single-player game type beyond the tutorial-esque challenges. After publisher EA’s comments that single-player was thrown out due to time constraints, we’re still expecting single-player to make a proper comeback when Star Wars Battlefront 2 arrives.
In addition to the Skirmish news, DICE also said it has a number of events planned for the summer, including new Hutt Contracts and weapons, along with the Death Star expansion pack in September. That’s the biggie we’ve all been waiting for, so that might be my time to hop back in.