In preparation for today’s launch of The Battle of Jakku DLC for Star Wars Battlefront, here’s some gameplay of the desolate Jakku landscape and new game mode.
In preparation for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this month, EA and DICE are releasing a free DLC map for Star Wars Battlefront titled The Battle of Jakku. The DLC is available today for anyone who preordered Star Wars Battlefront, and will launch on December 8th for everyone else.
The Battle of Jakku comes with two new maps and a new game mode. As gamers prepare to jump in and continue the battle in galaxy far, far away, one YouTuber has uploaded some gameplay from the DLC. The video, which can be seen below, shows off the landscape for both new maps, as well as some quick gameplay for the new game mode, Turning Point.
One of the two new maps is large, and will be used for Turning Point and the other large 20 v 20 game modes like Walker Assault and Supremacy. The other map, also on Jakku, will be used for smaller game modes like Blast and Heroes vs. Villains.
Star Wars fans will quickly recognize the map as that from the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. According to EA, the DLC takes “place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor” and “players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The Turning Point game mode seems to work a lot like Rush in the Battlefield series. The Imperials hold two points, and it’s up to the Rebels to go on the offensive and capture those two points. Once both points are captured, two more points are revealed and the process starts over. Once the Rebels have captured all the necessary points, one final large point opens up that they need to capture to win. And as Westie describes in the video above, 40 players fighting over a single point will make for some hectic gameplay.
Unfortunately, the new game mode and two maps are the only new assets coming with The Battle of Jakku DLC. No new blasters, star cards, or gear will be arriving for players to use. However, that’s not so bad considering the DLC is free for everyone who owns the game, and is coming out so soon after the the release of Star Wars Battlefront. Those interested in additional maps, game modes, weapons, and gear can pick up the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass.
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Star Wars Battlefront is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Battle of Jakku is available today for those who preordered Star Wars Battlefront, and December 8th for everyone else.