Though they haven't made a big hubbub about it aside from posting it on the event calendar
, starting today EA will be hosting a free trial weekend for players to experience July's "Bespin" DLC
in Star Wars Battlefront
. Much like the "Outer Rim" trial weekend
before it, this weekend you'll be able to access all the maps and features of the "Bespin" expansion without owning it. A free visit to the Cloud City is nicer than a paid one, isn't it?
Similar to other DLC packs, "Bespin" added four new maps, two new blasters, two new heroes, which in this case are Lando Calrissian and Dengar, and the Sabotage game mode. There are also three achievements
to be earned that require the "Bespin" DLC.
Accessing the free content does of course require a copy of Star Wars Battlefront
and an Xbox Live Gold membership. Though no specific times have been given for the event to go live, the trial weekend is running from Friday, August 19th to Sunday, August 21st. If this weekend isn't working out for you, EA has already scheduled
another "Bespin" weekend for September 12th, as well as a double score weekend on September 23rd. Don't worry though — we'll remind you about the others when the time comes. In the meantime, enjoy all the gaming news coming out of Gamescom
and the free DLC weekend at hand.