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EA Details DLC Roadmap For 'Star Wars: Battlefront'

In the same month as the release of Star Wars: Battlefront EA and DICE offered the Battle of Jakku as the game's first batch of free content. However, there is more free downloadable content (DLC) on the way, according to a blog post from EA. In addition, three of the four upcoming expansions were revealed.

Free Stuff

The next wave of free updates arrives on January 27. In addition to rebalancing multiplayer combat and weapons, players will be able to finally create private matches and participate in daily challenges and community events. The Tatooine stage for Survival mode will be renamed Raider Camp, and will also be expanded to accommodate other gameplay modes such as Blast, Droid Run, Heroes vs. Villains and Drop Zone. On the cosmetic side, you can equip new Hoth-themed clothing for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.

The Battle for Jakku DLC introduced the new Turning Point multiplayer mode, and in February, it will be playable on all maps. Survival mode will use the current Hoth map as a new level. As a bonus, DICE will introduced another Hoth-based area, which you can play the Walker Assault, Supremacy, Fighter Squadron and Turning Point modes.

In March, there will be two more maps available for free. A new area on Endor will support Walker Assault, Supremacy and Turning Point, and another Tatooine map will be available for Survival mode.

In regards to the expansions, the developers didn't specify what would come in each paid DLC. They only said that you could get more content in the form of modes and maps, weapons and Heroes. For now, we only have the names of three expansions, which gives us an idea of what to expect in each update:

Outer Rim (March 2016)Bespin (Summer 2016)Death Star (Fall 2016)

A fourth expansion is scheduled for an early 2017 release, but its name wasn't revealed.

The Road Ahead

The combination of free and paid content means that DICE will continue to support Star Wars: Battlefront for over a year. The big focus for free updates seems to be on additional areas, but that could change based on what each paid expansion has to offer at release.

With gaming shows such as GDC, PAX East, E3 and PAX Prime on the horizon, EA is sure to keep the popular franchise at the center of attention throughout 2016.

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  • toddybody
    I played the beta, and just loved the immersion as a SW fan...everyone's criticism on the lack of depth has turned me off in purchasing it however. Waiting to see how content grows/prices go down.
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  • BuckDollars
    Great roadmap!
    Love the game. Its fun and easy, great pace and well balanced (bowcaster being the exeption). I like as a supplement to BF4/BFH, which have more depth. Often I find myself pew-pewing for an hour before mixing it up with something else...
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  • IVPeters
    Amazon had their "exclusive steelbook" PC version (that doesn't include a physical disc of any kind, which I found amusing) for 39.99 last week so I grabbed a copy. Still not sure if I want to drop another $50 for SP though.
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  • TwoSpoons100
    Until they replace the dreadful matchmaking system with a proper server browser I'm not buying any DLC. I still don't understand why they went down this route - Dice have a perfectly good server browser in BF, why on earth didn't they re-use that?
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  • hitman400
    Oh look, more DLC that justifies the "Premium" type thing that Battlefield 4 did. I hate when people make acute complaints at launch. ACUTE. Meaning that yes, it is $120, but if you would take a minute and wait a couple of friggen months get that game $20 MSRP and get the $60 premium with 5 DLC packs. Just like Battlefield 4, it will be loaded with content to the brim. The game went on a $30 MSRP during christmas.
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  • giovanni86
    The game is a long shot to what battlefront 2 was. At best its a dice game that failed to deliver what battlefield franchises like BF4 had. And seriously where the "f" is conquest mode?!?!?!? Hello.
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  • dstarr3
    I like how the only good things I hear about this game are "OMG STAR WARS!!!" Nobody who likes it has anything meaningful to say about it. Because if you just stop and look past the Star Wars theme and look at just the game itself, you realize it's really pretty rubbish.
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  • SirGCal
    Anything to milk more $... This is why I didn't go Battlefront. I won't support EA anymore.
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  • surphninja
    I guess the game needs much more depth, but I couldn't stand it long enough to get bored with what little they've offered.

    Seriously, just fix the spawning and I'll be wayyyyyy happier with this game.
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  • clonazepam
    I like how the only good things I hear about this game are "OMG STAR WARS!!!" Nobody who likes it has anything meaningful to say about it. Because if you just stop and look past the Star Wars theme and look at just the game itself, you realize it's really pretty rubbish.

    My nephew was hooked by the immersion of the authentic blaster fire and light saber sounds pre-launch. He played it less than a week, dumped for Snake and Quiet.
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