Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay Details Revealed

By Andrew Ogley, 2 years ago
If you're one of the nine million people who have only just put down their controller after participating in the recent Star Wars Battlefront beta, you may have noticed a number of different game modes that were displayed but locked out of the beta. We've covered a number of them previously and now we have details over a few more.

Those who took part in the Beta will already have encountered the Walker Assault mode, in this case played out on the icy battlefield of the planet Hoth. Battles will feature up to 40 players with those following the dark side aiding AT-ATs in combat, whilst those in the Rebellion do their best to bring down the giant mechanical quadrupeds.

Cargo, on the other hand, is the Battlefront take on classic capture-the-flag gameplay. Teams are challenged to retrieve valuable cargo boxes and return them to their own base, all the while trying to defend their own precious cargo.

For those who prefer smaller close quarter battles, Droid Run, will pit six rebels against six imperials who both have to capture and hold three GNK power droids.

Fans of small but intense deathmatches will no doubt want to try the Blast mode where the combat pitches two teams of ten players against each other in various Star Wars themed environments.

Finally, for those who truly believe that they have mastered the force or feel like they are true heroes of the Empire, there is Hero Hunt. This is a game mode in which a single hero takes a last stand against seven players from the opposing force. Currently we know that both Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett will feature in this mode.

Admittedly, not everyone will want to jump straight into the multiplayer mode and, although there is no official single player campaign, there are a number of different mission types that the player can play offline or in co-op, both online or locally.

Training Missions are, of course, aimed at young padawans who are getting to grips with the controls, allowing players to fly X-wings or speeder bikes. Those who tried the A-Wings or TIE Fighters in the beta will know how essential this is. Players will even get to fight as Darth Vader on the various battlegrounds.

Survival is the Battlefront interpretation of a horde mode, where the player will face waves of increasingly tough enemies, including AT-ST's, TIE Fighters, and Elite Stormtroopers.

The short and simply named Battles game mode trains the player to play alongside the Alliance or Empire, taking on either friends or enemy AI in head-to-head action. These will be useful preparation before those large scale battles online.

The last mode, Hero Battles, will allow the player to take on the role of one of the many heroes in the Star Wars universe, mastering the skills of Force Choke and Sabre Rush before heading out to the multiplayer battlegrounds.

To finish off today, EA has announced that there will be a season pass for the title that will grant players access to four additional DLC packs. While not entirely unexpected, we don't yet have further information about the DLC. Be assured that we will keep you up to date as soon as we have the details.

The force will awaken on November 17th when Star Wars Battlefront releases on the Xbox One.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.