Beyond tomorrow’s massive content update for DICE’s Star Wars shooter, Battlefront fans have a lot to look forward to in the months to come. Alongside new details of what’s arriving in Battlefront’s January update, DICE and EA outlined what the near and far future holds, both in terms of free content and content that’s part of Battlefront’s Season Pass.
Already, there’s stuff to look forward to next month.
“In February, we will continue to add more free content for all players, including a new Survival mission on Hoth, and a brand-new Hoth multiplayer map that will support our larger game modes including Walker Assault, Supremacy, Fighter Squadron and Turning Point,” EA wrote in a news update. “Speaking of Turning Point, we are also excited to make this popular mode available on all maps that currently support Walker Assault and Supremacy in the February update.”
“In March, we will be adding another exciting new multiplayer map on Endor that will support Walker Assault, Supremacy, and Turning Point, and an additional Tatooine Survival map.”
As for what lies ahead, we also learned the names of three of the four expansion packs included in Battlefront’s Season Pass, along with a brief description. Looks like Jabba the Hutt’s palace, the Cloud City of Bespin, and the iconic Death Star are all marked on the roadmap.
- 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.
Sounds pretty exciting. Personally, I can’t wait to see Bespin re-created in DICE’s Frostbite engine. I think there’s some serious opportunity there for some eye-boggling visuals. Fans of the older Battlefront games will no-doubt enjoy returning to Jabba’s palace and, of course, the Death Star.
As is the case with many EA games, Season Pass owners will get two-weeks early access to each expansion before they become available to purchase separately.
Looks good, the future of Battlefront does. Based on the descriptions we have so far, what expansion pack are you most pumped for?