Star Wars Battlefront
is blasting its players into space with the upcoming "Death Star" expansion. EA has confirmed many players suspicions that the third DLC expansion, which promises space battles, a lovable Wookiee and more, will be available for season pass owners next week. They've also given us a taste of its combat firsthand with a gameplay trailer.
To refresh your memory of the content that has slowly been revealed over the past several months, "Death Star" will be adding a new objective-based game mode entitled Battle Station. In the game mode, players will battle as the Empire and Rebel infantry through three phases, the last phase of which is the blowing up of the Death Star by the Rebels:
In Phase 1 you’ll be flying X-wings and A-wings against TIE fighters and TIE interceptors in space! The main objective in this phase is for Rebels to destroy enough TIE fighters until their Y-wing support can come in to weaken the Star Destroyer’s defenses. Once vulnerable, Rebel starfighters can attack the weak spots in an effort to bring the Star Destroyer down. In an effort to help defend this key asset for the Empire, players along with AI ships will be set up to help defend the Star Destroyer.
Phase 2 will have players fighting inside this iconic space station among areas inspired by the classic trilogy. Rebel infantry will be tasked with extracting a priority droid from within the Death Star. Amidst the chaos of battle, you’ll be able to gain an advantage by taking up arms as our new heroes Bossk and Chewbacca!
And finally, in the culmination of the new mode, players head back into space where the Rebels need to end the battle once and for all - by blowing up the Death Star! Players can become the hero of the Rebellion, Luke Skywalker, in his Red-5 X-wing as they attempt to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. But beware as Darth Vader has been dispatched to protect the Empire's asset in his TIE Advanced.
Like the other expansions, you can expect new Star Cards and blasters, four new maps, and two new heroes, which were earlier revealed
to be Chewbacca and the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk.
"Death Star" will be available on Tuesday, September 20th for season pass owners. Season pass holders receive two-week exclusivity, which would place the release date for non-pass owners at Tuesday, October 4th, though this date has not yet been confirmed by EA.
If you don't own the DLC pass, remember you can still play the "Bespin" DLC for free
until Sunday, September 19th. But that's not the only event on the horizon — to celebrate the launch of "Death Star," there is already a Double Score Weekend scheduled for the weekend of the 23rd, which we'll remind you about next week. The next (and last) Battlefront
DLC to look forward to is "Rogue One" in early 2017.