On Monday, SA Gamer’s resident
Battflefield in Space Star Wars: Battefront fanboy, Dave “I freaking love explosions!” Kozlowski, told you that some new free DLC was on the way for EA’s take on the popular franchise. This DLC will include some of the typical free goodies such as new maps, mission modes, and outfits, as well a few requested features such as the introduction of private matches, daily challenges, and community events.
EA has since announced via the official Battlefront blog what awaits those who intend to purchase the fairly pricey season pass and have also outlined the schedule for when each new addition will be available.
- 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.
In addition to the paid content, EA and DICE will be releasing new free content for the game in the upcoming months. Here’s what you can expect to receive if you don’t feel like parting with all those dolla dolla bills, ya’ll.
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. 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.
It seems that EA and DICE have heard some of the complaints regarding the somewhat lacking amount of content in the base game which is probably why they have decided to provide a bit of free content. With that said though, the bulk of it is still behind a paywall, and a fairly costly one at that. Still, if you are a die-hard fan of Star Wars: Battlefront, there’s definitely no shortage of upcoming new content as long as you’re willing to pay for it.