In addition to the upcoming free Battle of Jakku DLC coming to Star Wars Battlefront on December 1 (for those who preordered the game; December 8 for everyone else), EA has confirmed that more free content will be coming to Star Wars Battlefront.
In a blog post by EA’s executive vice president Patrick Söderlund, EA asserts that the studio will be releasing more free content (such as maps and Star Cards) in the future alongside the Season pass content. Söderlund explains: “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.”
We have also received details on what will be included in the Battle of Jakku DLC. This battle took place after the Rebels’ victory at Endor. You’ve seen glimpses of the aftermath of the Battle of Jakku in Star Wars Episode VII trailers, with the crashed Star Destroyer downed in the desert planet.
The DLC will let players experience the battle in a new game mode called Turning Point. Lead level designer Dennis Brannvall describes it: “At the edge of the map, the Empire has constructed a make-shift base as well as smaller fortifications strewn across the landscape. Following an emergency landing, the Rebels need to locate the enemy bases to attack and take control of them all.
“Rebels need to locate and capture one of the three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds 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.”
You can read more about the Battle of Jakku DLC by clicking this link.