Death Star and Cloud City maps are coming to Star Wars Battlefront

By Scorpus
Jan 27, 2016
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  1. EA is planning to release a lot of downloadable content for Star Wars Battlefront over the upcoming year, including new maps for Season Pass holders and owners of just the standalone game. It all kicks off today, with the launch of free content that brings the Tatooine Survival map (now called Raider Camp) to multiplayer modes, as well as new Hoth outfits for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.

    In February, all owners of Battlefront can expect to receive new Hoth content, including an all new large map for multiplayer, and a new survival mission. The update will also allow gamers to play Turning Point on all large maps that support Walker Assault and Supremacy, not just maps from the Jakku DLC.

    March will see the launch of the first paid DLC for Battlefront, called 'Outer Rim', bringing new maps including "the factories of Sullust" and "Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine". For those who don't want to pay, or don't own a Season Pass, EA will also launch a new large Endor map for multiplayer modes, alongside a new Tatooine Survival map.

    The two paid DLC packs that will follow Outer Rim are the most interesting. In the summer of 2016, a Bespin pack will launch, bringing maps set in the iconic Cloud City from The Empire Strikes Back. In the fall of 2016, we're set to receive a Death Star map pack, which will include memorable locations from the original trilogy.

    The final map pack hasn't been announced just yet, but it's expected to become available in early 2017. Owners of the Season Pass will get all this content delivered as soon as it comes out, but each map pack will also be available as a standalone purchase.

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  2. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Enthusiast Posts: 77   +35

    I had high hopes for this game, but it was honestly underwhelming in my opinion. I think the gameplay is good. Everything was fluid and I didn't see any bugs. I simply got bored of it really fast. I'm one of the people who preordered very early and bought the season pass. I think Battlefront 2 was a far superior game and this just feels like half of what that game was. I'm sure younger gamers these days will find this game to be fantastic the way it is, but not me. It's just not enough to keep me engaged. I love DICE games, but this one just got boring. I prefer BF4 over this.
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  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,823   +873

    I think a lot of it has to do with older gamers already seeing game play styles like this. We've got tired of the game play in other games and the fresh spin they try to put on their formula isn't as effective to us.

    I love BF and dice games too, but they just don't hold my interest like they use to. Balttlefront was fun, but it got old once we were able to see past the shiny skin on their old formula. I also in no way think this a is a bad thing, it just is.
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  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    I've played this briefly on PS4 and am glad I read plenty of reviews and avoided it. The diorama thing included shows just how shallow the game is. very little customization worthwhile. They should have taken a class based approach and a BF3/4 approach to vehicles. I think a re-skinned BF4 would have been a better game than this but maybe this is what was requested from higher up and DICE just did what they were asked. Anyway, a massive disappointment for me.

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