UPDATE! Rumor: Star Wars Battlefront DLC Plans Detailed – FAKE!
Curious to find out what the Outer Rim, Bespin, and Death Star expansions to Star Wars Battlefront are set to include, and when the exact dates that they will be released on? A recent leak on the official Battlefront forums provide an outline of what to expect in the game’s first three expansions.
From WCCFTech (the site that archived the posts):
[This expansion] will be released on March 12th, 2016. Fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt’s Palace on tattooine. 2 new game modes will be introduced in this Expansion pack, along with new weapons and abilities.
Invasion: Will be the the largest multiplayer mode in the game. In this 30v30 match, Players will fight as Rebels or Imperials on the outskirts of Sullust. This game mode will be similar to Walker Assault but include more vehicles for the Empire and New Vehicles for the Rebels. The objective for the game is for the Empire to recapture the factories of Sullust that have been overrun by Rebels. The Empire will have 4 on rail AT-AT’s, 2 will be playable at the start of the match with another 2 joining the match based on the rebels ability to defend.
Scramble: In this 12v12 Match, Fight as Rebels and Imperials through the secret passages of Jabba the Hutt’s Palace. This game mode will be introducing new Star Cards and both sides may use traps to fool the enemy. But be careful, Jabba’s Rancor will be hostile to both sides.
It’s hunt or be hunted in this action-packed experience set in the Cloud City of Bespin. That will be released July 17th, 2016. In this expansion pack, you will see 2 new heroes introduced, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian. All previous Heroes will still be playable, except for Han Solo. As all game modes are set after Han Solo was frozen in Carbonite.
Bounty Hunt: Play as iconic Bounty hunters in this hunt or be hunted. Locate Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker before [they] escape.
That’s no moon! One of the most iconic locations in the Star Wars universe makes its debut in Star Wars Battlefront on November 12th, 2016.
Full details about this expansion are not known to me, as i have not been updated with the chosen pathways. What i do know is that there will be a new game mode that is a space related battle, reenacting the famous destruction of the Death Star as seen in the movie. This expansion pack will support all of the smaller game modes.
Naturally, no details were revealed in regards to the final expansion (which is set for an early 2017 release, and may possibly tie into either Rogue One or Episode VIII). Take these descriptions with a grain of salt, but it does seem to be consistent with what DICE has promised thus far (namely, four new playable heroes and villains and four new modes).
A community manager from the EA forums debunked the rumors:
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.