Free Star Wars: Battlefront DLC to chronicle Empire’s last stand
The forthcoming free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront, will give gamers the chance to play out one of the final battles between the rebels and the Emipre.
The Battle of Jakku, which will act as a prequel of sorts to The Force Awakens, will pick up events at the end of Return of the Jedi with the Imperials on the verge of defeat.
As a Super Star Destroyer comes crashing down to earth Rebel soldiers will seek to locate and gain control of imperial strongholds.
In the new 40-player Turning Point mode Imperial fighters will split up seek to defend the bases.
There’ll be Airspeeders and AT-STs involved in the action, which will culminate with an assault on the Empire’s final base.
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DICE’s lead level designer Dennis Brännvall said (via Eurogamer): “At the edge of the map, the Empire has constructed a make-shift base as well as smaller fortifications strewn across the landscape,” said in a statement.
“Rebels need to locate and capture one of three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture.
The free DLC will be officially available on December 8, while pre-order customers will have access a week early.
EA plans to showcase the gameplay in an event on Monday 30 November, which will be live on Twitch.
You can see a teaser trailer below.