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Play 'Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim' DLC For Free This Weekend

The Outer Rim downloadable content expansion for Star Wars Battlefront came out almost two months ago, but for the first time, EA and DICE are allowing all players to try it out for free from May 13-15.

With the free DLC weekend, you will have the opportunity to play with two additional characters, Greedo and Nien Nunb. The DLC also comes with four maps: the Jabba’s Palace and Palace Garage, both of which are in Tatooine, or the SoroSuub Refinery or Pipelines in Sullust.

NameStar Wars Battlefront
TypeThird-Person Shooter, Multiplayer
DeveloperDICE
PublisherEA
Release DateMarch 22, 2016
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Where To BuyOriginPlayStation StoreXbox Store (opens in new tab)Amazon (opens in new tab)GameStop (opens in new tab)

You’ll also be able to try out Extraction, a new game mode available within the DLC. Rebel fighters must escort a shipment of valuable resources to their ship while Empire soldiers have to prevent them from leaving the planet.

Even though you’ll have access to Outer Rim this weekend, there are a few limitations to content. For example, you can still take on Hutt Contracts to complete challenges and game rewards, but weapons and Star Cards that come with the DLC aren’t available for rewards or purchase.

If you do want to get the new weapons and Star Cards, the only way to do so would be to buy the game’s season pass ($49.99) or buy the DLC by itself ($14.99). DICE has two more DLC packs planned for the year. Bespin arrives in June, and Death Star comes out in the fall. Another expansion pack is planned for early 2017, but the developers didn’t reveal any details about it yet.

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  • Gam3r01
    Not enough DLC sales huh?
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  • brandonjclark
    Because the game is garbage.
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  • perryra1968
    game is great. quit complaining
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  • bak0n
    I'm not playing it because I cannot play it with at least 7 of my closest family and friends like the old versions.
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  • TwoSpoons100
    The game is pretty much dead on pc, 24hr peak player count is under 8000 (swbstats.com).
    It got dull fast, glad i got it on sale, so didn't waste as much money.
    Sad. I so wanted this to be a winner.
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  • HyperMatrix
    Game is trash for PC. No single player. And Multiplayer that is just crap. No server browser. No ping restrictions. Long wait times to get into games. Horrible netcode. And no interest in fixing these issues because they'll just release a new Star Wars game every 12 months. HUGE star wars fan. But definitely not going to buy this crap. Buying the game itself was mistake enough.
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