Star Wars Battlefront Details Blast Mode

By Ashley Woodcock, 2 years ago
One of the game modes that will be playable in DICE's upcoming and highly anticipated shooter Star Wars Battlefront will be "Blast", a Star Wars twist on the classic Team Deathmatch mode where Rebel and Imperial factions will square off against each other in 10 versus 10 man battles. Whichever team is the first to reach 100 kills, or has more kills when the 10-minute round is finished, wins the match.

Star Wars Battlefront Blast Mode Screen

The game's Lead Level Designer, Dennis Brännvall, shares some details on the impressive sights to see during these upcoming and intense matches:

One battle you’ll be fighting within interior levels on Endor or Sullust. In the next battle, you might find yourselves among Tatooine’s dusty canyons, or inside the undeniably cool Ice Caves on Hoth. My favorite is the verticality of Tatooine, fighting by the Sandcrawler.
The Blast maps won't be as huge as some of the other maps on offer in Battlefront. These maps have been specifically designed for close-quarters battles and are not simply smaller versions of the other maps used elsewhere. Brännvall states that the differences between the maps will be noticeable in many ways:

Say you've just played Walker Assault mode on Hoth and then switched to Blast, still on Hoth. Thanks to variations in lighting and time of day, you'll definitely see a difference
Foot soldiers will need to choose their weapon with a little bit more thought as Blast will not feature vehicles or Heroes & Villains. Without such potentially powerful backup, players need to be using a weapon layout that suits them. Other weapons can be found across the map, so finding the right weapon and having some efficient tactics in mind will prove to be successful in the upcoming Blast matches. Brännvall has more to say on the possible pickups:

Whether you pick up a Droid™ scanning for nearby enemies or a turret that’ll control a zone for you, the pickups can really turn the tide of a Blast match. They are not around every corner though, so keep your eyes peeled.
Get ready to rack up plenty of kills in Blast mode when Star Wars Battlefront releases on Xbox One on November 17th in North America and November 20th in the UK
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.