Star Wars Battlefront Single Player Skirmish Mode To Arrive This Week

Written by Neil Soutter on Sat, Jul 16, 2016 10:00 AM
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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.

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09:47 Jul-17-2016

i'm still really disappointed in myself for paying $110 for this game at launch, i'm glad to see that i'm finally getting somewhere near my moneys worth... wish i would've waited a month and got it 50% off

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23:42 Jul-16-2016

i hope they do the same for NFS

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05:32 Jul-17-2016

need for speed is ****ed up, the always online feature and never being able to pause the game is a true killer.

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21:46 Jul-16-2016

Finally, it's playable again. Multiplayer is boring without VOC or IGC.

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19:29 Jul-16-2016

Im stoked that they added this and all but... only two game modes? When this was leaked i was hoping the menu was unfinished and there would be more game modes but i guess not. They beter add in more game modes as time goes on.

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16:09 Jul-16-2016

The lack of a Galactic Conquest mode with optional offline or online play is what has kept me from buying this game. I am not going to just jump on it though now that some single player is finally being added in. I will wait to see if they did a good job with it first. It has to offer every playable map that the multi player does. If not then no thanks.

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14:49 Jul-16-2016

I got this game cheap, but honestly I still regret and feel quite foolish for getting it, I feel ripped off that this stuff wasn't there to start with, but hey progress is progress and if fan reaction is good with this then the sequel should have a better foot to start on (and hopefully some fxxking classes again) I do like the heroes though, they are good fun.

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08:38 Jul-17-2016

for me EA games i know it's made from DICE, but any EA game is boring. The only EA game that let me to play for hours was fifa 11-12

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14:38 Jul-16-2016

About time
Not gonna play it tho. Maybe i'll try the sequel.
I actually havent even played the previous games so first i gotta do that.

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14:27 Jul-16-2016

Yes :)

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11:40 Jul-16-2016

FINALLY, jeez. Everyone knows why the old Star Wars Battlefronts were so popular and that's because of the offline gameplay with bots! EA made a huge mistake and have lost so many players because of this... But yay, I guess.

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13:52 Jul-16-2016

^Yup.


Now that they've added this, I really want the game now.

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10:25 Jul-16-2016

Good news but isn't EA a little late?

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10:35 Jul-16-2016

Better late than never.

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10:44 Jul-16-2016

^^ this is what's killing games, should be day one as standard not get the game sorted out with an apology nearly a year down the line

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11:38 Jul-16-2016

I know what you mean, still I stand by what I said.


Regardless I am skipping this game and going for the sequel instead.

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