Star Wars Battlefront – New Free Maps and Modes coming

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A week after its release and my love affair with Star Wars Battlefront shows no end at present. Away from my feelings on Battlefront, other people are not too happy with the game. Gamer’s are stating that the game is too shallow and the lacks any feel of progression and many of the modes are not interesting. On top of this is the shameless way EA have gone about promoting the Season Pass for this. To the degree that the “Season Pass” is an option on the menu of the game. EA/DICE have been quick to respond to this any hopefully but the player base at ease.

Of course, next week sees the launch of the free DLC map, including the first glimpse at the desert plant of Jakku, featured in The Force Awakens. The Battle of Jakku takes place 29 years before the events of The Force Awakens and just after Return of the Jedi. The Empire have been defeated, but they are still fighting to the end. The add-on comes with two new maps, Graveyard of Giants a large scale map for Supremacy, Walker Assault, Fighter Squadron and new game mode Turning Point. The second map, Goazan Badlands is a smaller map suitable for Blast, Drop Zone, Droid Run, Cargo, Hero Hunt, and Heroes vs. Villains.

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Turning Point is a new 40 player mode where the Rebels spawn in and need to locate three control points in Imperial control and try to capture one of these. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebels succeed with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture. Moving through these increasingly challenging checkpoints, the ultimate goal is the Empire’s base where the final stand will take place. The teaser for the add-on below looks incredible, especially if that Star Destroyer crashes mid level, a la Battlefield 4’s Levolution.

It does not end there though! EA/DICE hjave also announced that they plan to ship new maps and content to Battlefront for free that will not be included in the £40 Season Pass. The official Star Wars Battlefront website posted a news article to celebrate the first week of release, which you can read here. Towards the end of the post it says:

“Of course, we are also planning to support Star Wars Battlefront with new content well into the future. We will be adding more of what you love about the game, like new maps and Star Cards, for free in the coming months, in addition to all of the content we have coming with Season Pass. We’ll have more to share soon.”

It looks like my love affair with a galaxy far far away is set to continue for quite a little bit longer. 

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