Outer Rim, the first bout of paid DLC for DICE’s and Electronic Arts’ sci-fi shooter, Star Wars Battlefront, gets a price and a release date for next month.
According to an online listing by the retailer GameStop, Star Wars Battlefront is set to release its previously announced Outer Rim DLC on April 5, 2016 for $15. Fans of DICE’s and EA’s first-person shooter based on the world renowned film series can pre-order the expansion pack as of now, and it will be ready as a digital download at 9:00 AM CST on the aforementioned date.
Of course, those players who have already bought the title’s Season Pass will not have to spend a single cent extra for the materials, as the costs for any paid add-ons in the future have been taken care of with the $50 surcharge. With that in mind, Outer Rim is set to be the first offering of paid DLC for Star Wars Battlefront, and it will bring those who purchase it four brand new maps, a fresh mode called Extraction, never-before-included weapons, as well as the two playable heroes Greedo (the bounty hunter from Rodia) and Nien Nunb (the Rebel Alliance member from Sullust).
As described in the expansion pack’s product description, Outer Rim will have players “fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt‘s palace on Tatooine.” However, since the priced add-ons are still about a few weeks away from being available, Star Wars Battlefront fans will currently have to be content with developers’ offerings from the title’s free update for March, which followed the game’s February update.
With Outer Rim having originally been announced as being released in March of this year, its slight push back to April sets a precedent for the possibility of Star Wars Battlefront‘s future installments of paid DLC being delayed as well. For those unaware, developers have also announced Bespin for Summer 2016, the Death Star for Fall 2016, and an additional TBA expansion pack for early 2017.
While fans of Battlefront‘s multiplayer action will soon be getting plenty of materials in which to sink their teeth, those looking for a Star Wars game with an actual plot will unfortunately have to rely on older titles like Knights of the Old Republic, or possibly even Shadows of the Empire. Although DICE and Electronic Arts have done a decent job at making Battlefront action-packed, many fans have criticized the companies for not having provided a narrative to the game. Even Episode 7 star John Boyega said there should be a story mode, with his tweet on the matter garnering a lot of support online, indicating that developers probably should have included the feature from the very start.
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Star Wars Battlefront is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.