Ever since Star Wars: Battlefront debuted in November, fans have been wondering when the first downloadable content (DLC) pack would be released. Today we finally have an official update from Electronic Arts, with the announcement that the first DLC will be available to download for free starting tomorrow, January 27. Here's what the game's senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir had to say in a statement about the first Star Wars Battlefront DLC.
"As we said back in November, the release of Star Wars Battlefront was just the beginning. Our team has been listening to your feedback and building a calendar of new content and tuning changes we will be making to the game throughout 2016. All fans will get free content that includes new maps for both multiplayer and Missions modes, the introduction of Private Matches, new Hero outfits, and more. Fans looking to get even more out of their Star Wars Battlefront experience can look forward to the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass, which will introduce a wealth of fresh content set across exciting new locations including Bespin, the Death Star, and more."
The new content includes The Tatooine Survival map, which will now support the Blast, Droid Run, Drop Zone, Hero Hunt, and Heroes vs Villains multiplayer modes, and is called Raider Camp. There will also be New Hoth-themed outfits for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, both of which will be available to all fans when they play as these two iconic characters on Hoth - these were unlocked by our players for completing our Heroes' Holiday community mission last month. Players will now also have the ability to create Private Matches, which makes playing with friends even easier. There is also the introduction of Daily Challenges and Community Events. These are designed to rally the Community around certain goals and objectives, giving players the chance to earn credits and unlocks even faster. Here's what Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir had to say about more DLC packs that will be released next month and beyond.
"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. In addition to the free content we will be delivering through March, we will continue to listen to our community throughout the year and provide updates designed to make Star Wars Battlefront even more fun for everyone."
EA also announced new details about Season Pass, with new digital expansion packs for subscribers released throughout the year. The March expansion pack, Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim, allows gamers to fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine. Star Wars Battlefront Bespin will launch this summer, where gamers will either hunt or be hunted in this action-packed experience set in the Cloud City of Bespin. Star Wars Battlefront Death Star will launch this fall while Star Wars Battlefront Expansion Pack 4 - Title TBA is set to debut in early 2017. Each digital expansion pack will also be available separately.