Star Wars Battlefront: DLC Plans Outlined, Update Will Hit Tomorrow.

Hoth Luke & Han

After  a long period of silence, EA’s DICE division have clearly laid out the plans for their free and paid downloadable content for Star Wars Battlefront. This includes the names of the paid expansion packs and when they will hit, along with details on what free content the January, February, and March patches will include.


From the official Star Wars Battlefront website:

We began our post-launch journey together last month with the Battle of Jakku DLC, adding two new maps and the new mode Turning Point. Tomorrow, we are adding more free content to the game for all Star Wars Battlefront players, including:

  • The Tatooine Survival map will now support the Blast, Droid Run, Drop Zone, Hero Hunt, and Heroes vs Villains multiplayer modes, and is called Raider Camp.
  • New Hoth-themed outfits for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, both of which will be available to all fans when they play as these two iconic characters on Hoth – these were unlocked by our players for completing our Heroes’ Holiday community mission last month.
  • We are giving players the ability to create Private Matches, which makes playing with friends even easier.
  • The introduction of Daily Challenges and Community Events. These are designed to rally the Community around certain goals and objectives, giving players the chance to earn credits and unlocks even faster. We’ll have more news regarding Community Events and Daily Challenges in the days ahead.
  • And of course, we are also including some overall balancing tweaks to both weapons and multiplayer modes.

In February, we will continue to add more free content for all players, including a new Survival mission on Hoth, and a brand-new Hoth multiplayer map that will support our larger game modes including Walker Assault, Supremacy, Fighter Squadron and Turning Point. Speaking of Turning Point, we are also excited to make this popular mode available on all maps that currently support Walker Assault and Supremacy in the February update.

In March, we will be adding another exciting new multiplayer map on Endor that will support Walker Assault, Supremacy, and Turning Point, and an additional Tatooine Survival map. In addition to the free content we will be delivering through March, we will continue to listen to our community throughout the year and provide updates designed to make Star Wars Battlefront even more fun for everyone.

Death Star II

As for the four expansion packs, they are expected to hit in March 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Early 2017. The first is Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim, featuring new maps for Sullust and Tatooine. The second is Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin, which will introduce Bespin and Cloud City to the game. The third is Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star, which will bring the battle station into the fray (possibly introducing space battles into the game in the process). The fourth and final expansion has not yet been named; our guess is that it could be tied to Yavin IV, given the game’s focus on the Original Trilogy and its rumored inclusion in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With this release plan in mind, DICE’s proposed Battlefront sequel could arrive as soon as Late 2017 or Early 2018.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

58 thoughts on “Star Wars Battlefront: DLC Plans Outlined, Update Will Hit Tomorrow.

  • January 26, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Any idea how much individual expansion packs will cost?

    • January 27, 2016 at 12:32 am

      The season pass is $50, so I expect about $15 each.

      • January 27, 2016 at 5:27 am

        Nah. Knowing EA they’ll make them more than they should be.

        • January 27, 2016 at 6:13 am

          Friendly reminder that each pack has 4 maps apiece.

          – Pomojema

        • January 27, 2016 at 7:45 am

          Let’s all hate EA because it’s the cool thing to do.

  • January 26, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Unless there’s a campaign mode I rather buy the book, and buy this when it’ll cost nothing together with a console that’ll be consodered outdated.

  • January 27, 2016 at 12:14 am

    ahhhh……still no single-player? Ok……still no money from me. That simple, Dice and Disney.

    • January 27, 2016 at 7:44 am

      Look. I know this game has problems. Many problems. But one of them isn’t single player bots.

      Ya’ll realize those were only included in the first two games because they dropped late in the life of the original XBox and PS2, right? You know, before console players had wide access to online gaming. They had to include bots at that point, ’cause you couldn’t play online as easily as you do now.

      Now you all have wide access to online gaming, just like the PC Master Race has since prior to the turn of the century.

      Why would they waste resources and development time making terrible AI Bots that run around on maps? You realize that AI development in gaming all but VANISHED because of the wide release and advent of online gaming?

      People didn’t want to play against AI opponents, they wanted the real thing.

      The game has been billed, since it’s announcement years ago, that it was a multiplayer team based shooter. Deal with that reality. Your single player AI filled goodness is coming in a year or so.

      You’re not getting single player in this game. Not now, not ever, not even in Battlefront 2. Stop whining about it.

      • January 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm

        They have to whine. Otherwise, nothing’s going to change. EVERYONE wants single-player. That’s simple.

        • January 28, 2016 at 1:27 am

          Not everyone wants single player.

          I don’t want single player. What would be the point?

          • January 28, 2016 at 4:47 am

            Mmmmmm…no. I want single-player so that i can play on my own, as do many players. I’m not gonna wait for a single-player game. I want Battlefront single-player, and I’m not going to purchase the game until I get it. Gamers have to show video game companies that they need to give us what we want if they want our money.

          • January 28, 2016 at 8:37 am

            Again, you’re not following. They said it when they started making the game.

            Team. Based. Multiplayer. Shooter.

            The end.

            Look, 8 hour poorly constructed single player campaigns are an artifact of when we didn’t have internet play. It’s all FPS’s were once upon a time, then you got some Death Match style maps when the internet became a thing along with the single player experience, which started to push towards online play as the primary form of entertainment and replay value.

            It’s really awesome TUD that you spend $60 bucks to play the CoD campaign. Or the Halo campaign. Or the laugh, Battlefield campaign.

            But they’re crap. They’ve been crap for a while. Because people don’t play those for hundreds of hours like they do online play.

            Which is beside the point. This isn’t a single player game, they said that since the veeeeeeeery beginning. Wasn’t a surprise. Wasn’t hidden away. They said no bots, no campaign. Yet you guys are still clinging to this “I WILL BOYCOTT BUYING THIS GAME TO GET WHAT I WANT”

            You’re not getting it with this game. They’re making a single player, open world Star Wars adventure game as we speak. Can’t wait? Sucks to be you. You’re welcome to not buy this game forever, but they’ll continue to put out more multiplayer goodness for it despite you. In the mean time, you miss out on what fun there is to have with it.

            I’ll admit, it’s not worth 60 bucks yet, but for 40 it’s a gem.


          • January 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

            You don’t have to apologize, you should just understand. I want a Battlefront game that has single-player. YOU may not want that feature, but a lot of people do. Maybe you should accept that instead of telling me why I should stop desiring something that I desire.

          • January 29, 2016 at 2:03 am

            You’re right.

            I’m going to start whining on the Nintendo Forums that Super Mario Brothers isn’t an immersive open world RPG experience.

            I’ve always wanted it to be that, so I’ll see where complaining about it incessantly will get me.

      • January 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm

        “They had to include bots at that point, ’cause you couldn’t play online as easily as you do now.”
        ***May not actually be a thing that happened. Consult your doctor to see if tedious online MP only is right for you.***

        • January 28, 2016 at 1:26 am

          Right. Because playing against bots that run into walls and get stuck is much less tedious then actual people.

  • January 27, 2016 at 12:16 am

    So how do I get the Han and Luke outfits now??

    • January 27, 2016 at 1:56 am

      Play Hoth levels and be the lucky dude that gets the hero powerup.

  • January 27, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Must say, battlefront has grown on me a whole lot! Still some minor flaws, but the game is fun!

    • January 27, 2016 at 12:31 am

      I’ve been playing for weeks and haven’t gotten bored yet. Not sure what people wanted. My only gripe is the air vehicle combat. It’s a little janky, even with a joystick.

    • January 27, 2016 at 1:31 am

      Thank you! I’ve never seen so much negative garbage spit on a game from these bullshit Millennial “reporters”. Not too long ago SW fans could only dream of a game with such visual fidelity. Modern gamers and reviewers alike are a bunch of whiny crybabies. This game is a great beginning for relaunching a beloved IP. I’m sure with future updates and sequels it will become even better.

      • January 27, 2016 at 2:38 am

        I wish you wouldn’t talk smack about people that don’t like the game as if their opinions didn’t matter. The games of yesteryear gave us great graphics (for the time) AND a ton of content, so why can’t this one deliver? So it looks and sounds fantastic, great. Awesome. NOT FOR FULL PRICE.

        You’re paying $60 USD (even more if you got the PS4 “deluxe” edition, or the season pass) for the amount of content and replayability you see on $10 releases nowadays. If paying 6x that much is really worth it to you, fine. I get that. But please don’t call us “whiny crybabies” for feeling ripped off.

        • January 27, 2016 at 6:32 am

          Michelle, I don’t find an issue with people who dislike it or thought it lacks content. Most agree it’s slim on features. My displeasure is with people who jumped on the “hate train”, with YouTube suddenly there’s a generation of righteous “fans” who find justification in spiting everything that doesn’t agree with them. (The obnoxious “no campaign” outcries in particular.) Few take into account the hard work that went into re-creating a beloved franchise from ground up given the time-frame and expectations. Watch 10 min of it side by side with older titles and it’s better in every respect.

          Could it have been better? Sure. Would I enjoy a campaign with more features? Absolutely. Simply because EA is milking this game doesn’t make it bad. DICE, like JJ did the best with what they had to work with. And when is all said and done, it’s just a game. It’s not mandatory for you to buy, so don’t feel ripped off. Everything the game said it would have, it delivered. Don’t like it, skip it!

          • January 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm

            Thanks for at least being reasonable and accepting my opinion.

          • January 28, 2016 at 2:33 am

            Any time. I enjoy a good debate without resorting to insults. ))

        • January 27, 2016 at 6:36 am

          Keep crying & whining — the fact that you’ll never be satisfied pushes game companies to do better. Casual gamers like be benefit — even if we don’t completely get how.

          • January 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm

            I can’t tell if you’re insulting me or not.

          • January 28, 2016 at 1:31 am

            I really don’t get most of the complaints. To me it’s a fun game that looks amazing. I find myself thinking: well, what the hell do they want? On the other hand, I do get that the complaints of you more experienced/invested gamers probably does improve the games.

          • January 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm

            I’ll admit that if you’re not used to the kind of game Battlefront 3 is, it’s probably a total gas. But it’s not only a carbon copy clone of so many big-name games on the market, it’s also pretty lacking comparatively. If you want to give us another big-budget shooter, you have to do something more with it than just say “this one’s about Star Wars!!”. There’s even less content here than in the latest Call of Duty and Battlefield games (not including Hardline, but eh). Why play a game with less to it than another game I can get for the same price, and have the same experience with?

          • January 28, 2016 at 9:55 pm

            I get what you’re saying. I really only bought the game (and the PS4 if I’m honest) because of the Star Wars connection. From my perspective it’s a fun game that delivers on everything I expected. I’m sure the next version of Battlefront will be an improvement on this one — not because I’m happy with it, but because you aren’t.

        • January 27, 2016 at 7:50 am

          Michelle, you’re actually proving his point perfectly.

          A $10 release? Really? Let’s try again without hyperbole coming out your… where ever.

          While I agree it wasn’t worth the $60 price tag, I wouldn’t drop it down to 10 bucks. $40 prior to the Jakku DLC, 45 after it. Doesn’t have a lot of maps and the game modes split the player base too much.

          Still, with all that, it’s no where near as awful as many people have panned it to be. It’s a good game. Solid, fun in bursts, with a beautiful engine that runs perfectly.

          Also, no one made anyone buy this at $60. Don’t pre-order. It’s bad for the gaming industry. Read reviews, then decide.

          In the case of this game, EVERYONE had the opportunity to decide it wasn’t for them, and many people did, hence the poor sales of the software.

          • January 27, 2016 at 8:22 am

            The sales weren’t that bad. It was the number 4 selling game of 2015. It got a huge boost from the movie, but it was only on sale for the last two months of 2015.

          • January 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm

            I’m not proving his point at all. I can get a similar new-age gaming experience for FREE, much less $10. And no, I’m not talking about piracy.

            The fact that it’s Star Wars doesn’t matter. The fact that it looks good doesn’t matter. It’s all about getting your dollar’s value back. And, believe it or not, the value of a $60 price tag has GREATLY diminished in this industry, thanks to huge games like Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4, The Witcher 3, and so on. The amount of things to do in Battlefront is so miniscule versus the three games I just listed, that buying at full price simply isn’t worth it anymore.

          • January 28, 2016 at 1:33 am

            No, you’re proving his point again. The game is worth more than $10. You’re exaggerating. Please do tell me where your new-age gaming experience that rivals this one can be found for FREE. Give an example instead of just claiming it to be true.

          • January 28, 2016 at 7:10 pm

            Planetside 2.
            Team Fortress 2.

            Do the graphics upgrades in Battlefront 3 really warrant a price upgrade to full? I can play all four of those games without spending a penny, and get the same experience out of it. Minus the cutting-edge graphics, but that doesn’t really matter in most cases. And it should never be a selling point.

            Also, if you’re going to argue with people over the Internet, try using a username that doesn’t have the word “ignorant” in it. Kind of an easy target.

          • January 29, 2016 at 2:01 am

            I haven’t played Hawken or LoadOut, so I can’t give you an opinion on either of those. Considering I’ve only heard of one and it doesn’t seem to have taken off at all, I’d venture that neither “compare” to anything.

            However, Team Fortress 2 is now 8 years old, and initially was a pay to play game. Planetside 2 has been sold after it was abandoned by SOE and is now in its death throes under its current developer.

            One thing all of these games share in common though is that they are Free2Play. PS2 especially has a short shelf life for a player who doesn’t spend any money on it because unlocking new weapons for infantry or vehicle use is prohibitive in the time it takes to grind it out.

            I wouldn’t say either of those games compare to Battlefront. Last night the peak for all of PS2’s servers was about 5k people. BF currently boasts about 120k players between PC, PS4, and XBone. Last nights Team Fortress 2 player count was 63,000. More impressive than PS2, but still not more than the people playing the game you purport to be so terrible.

            If Planetside 2 and Team Fortress are comparable, why aren’t more people playing them?

            Lastly you’re trying to change your argument. You said that BF was worth only $10, or even less. I refuted that statement and said yes, while it isn’t worth $60 it’s worth more than $10.

            So why you’re now trying to argue about Battlefront’s worth at a full price, rather than the hyperbolic statement you made about it being worth far less than it actually is, I’ll never know.

            I guess you’re angry or something. It inclines people to act irrationally.

            As for my internet handle, the name is meant to be ironic. It never fails that when someone is clearly losing an argument with me and unable to keep up with my intellect they make the mistake of trying to use that as some sort of half-baked attack against the logical reasoning I’ve broken their ridiculous arguments with to pieces.


      • January 27, 2016 at 8:44 pm

        Visuals are like, 5% of a game’s replayability. Yes, BF looks nice, but looking at match videos, every single playthrough comes down to random, spastic, spammy kills with no one pursuing objectives. Tedious gaming, with a minimal amount of effort from Dice.

        • January 28, 2016 at 1:31 am

          I love how people like to insist that a map like Bespin, which had two Choke Point Kill Zones, presented any sort of tactical involvement of the player base.

          Instead, it was just people running into a meat grinder over and over again.

          It sounds like you haven’t even played the game. Which is funny. Thank you for your opinion on how how the game has no purpose in the modes provided when you have never experienced it for yourself.

          You should become a film critic.

  • January 27, 2016 at 1:06 am

    They really dropped the ball on video games for SW. We gotten three since Disney took over which is even worse than the dearth of books in the new EU. I could name you 100 original game premises that are not sequels or reboots that they could be working on now.

    • January 27, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Better go apply to Lucasfilm/EA Games, quick.

      They really need an idea man.

      • January 28, 2016 at 3:02 am

        Haha! Even if I had a degree in gaming, I doubt they’d listen. Someone needs to do their own ones and gets lots of legal protection after they do.

  • January 27, 2016 at 2:14 am

    no single player… not a cent from me

    • January 27, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Local. Co-op. FTW.

      • January 28, 2016 at 1:33 am

        It has local Co-Op.

        • February 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm

          But only if you’re playing online. That’s a nope.

          • February 8, 2016 at 6:07 am

            It’s not local co-op if you’re playing online, genius.

  • January 27, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Ok cool. Need force awakens maps!!

    • January 27, 2016 at 6:09 am

      Not happening with this game, but will probably happen with DICE’s Battlefront 2.

      – Pomojema

      • January 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

        What ever happened to the announced Jakku map? Did it get released? I’ve only been playing the game for a week now (really only play Supremacy and Walker Assault), so maybe I’ve just not come across it yet.

        • January 30, 2016 at 12:50 am

          The two Jakku maps are already out. There were rumors of a new map in this patch, but it turns out that it won’t be ready until February’s patch kicks in.

          – Pomojema

  • January 27, 2016 at 5:17 am

    This sounds like a fantastic update that’s definitely needed. If it wasn’t for the fact that this game came bundled with my darth Vader ps4, I’m not sure I’d’ve spent money on the standalone version. That said, I’m thoroughly enjoying the game, but the lack of content has made it feel a bit stagnant. This update as well as the expansions should certainly help to improve the game.

  • January 27, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I super-duper hope the next battlefront has campaign. Will wait till its super cheap to buy it if it don’t.

  • January 27, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Well at least their listening and not just leaving us with paid DLC only. Just give me online coop with bots please

  • January 27, 2016 at 11:16 am

    As much as I love this game as a casual player… this sounds SUPER weak. I mean, not the free stuff, but the paid expansion that they are charging an arm and a leg for. C’mon now. That’s not worth the price and I know I dont have to purchase it so don’t hit me up with comments on that, but man was this game a cash grab. I’m so glad I don’t have the time to play this game as much as I would like, and enjoy this on my downtime.

  • January 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    For me DICE dropped the ball on that one…I was expecting something in the line of the Battlefield franchise (except Hardline, it sucks)…and what we got is something like the Call of Duty franchise…way too simple, and it feel too “arcady”..There was a video from what of the dev who said their purpose was to make a game that a 9yo could pick up and play against their dads..well I guess it’s mission accomplished…

    • January 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      But only if that 9 year old is living in a different house from dad. Because no worthwhile local co-op.

      • January 28, 2016 at 12:58 am

        Lol well who doesn’t have divorced parents these days

  • January 27, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Too bad we have to pay double for the final full game which will be done early 2017….

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