Star Wars Battlefront – Season Pass & Three Modes Revealed


Louder than the dubstep-like sounds of a Thermal Imploder, Star Wars Battlefront continues to make a lot of noise in the gaming world. Whether it’s patrolling the snowy plains of Hoth, taking to the skies in aerial battles, or charging at the enemy with Darth Vader, we’ve all been fulfilling our fantasies in the Star Wars Battlefront beta over the last few days.

EA have capitalized on the current hype by announcing the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass. The Season Pass will offer four expansion packs (with two-week early access to each expansion), and an exclusive “Shoot First” emote. That’s all they’re telling us for now, but we do know that it’ll be available at a price of $50 later this year.

Additionally, we’ve been treated to new information about three of the upcoming modes in Star Wars Battlefront. In Hero Hunt, one player will spawn as a Hero character such as Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, while the other seven are tasked with hunting the Hero down. The player who successfully manages to destroy the Hero character will take their place, and the winner will be the person who can fend off their attackers for the longest period of time.

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In Droid Run, two teams will be tasked with protecting droids that will move around the map throughout the game. These battles will allow up to twelve players in small environments and do not include Heroes, Villains, or vehicles.

Finally, Cargo is Battlefront’s version of Capture The Flag. The difference in Cargo is that you won’t need to be in possession of your own Cargo in order to score: a rule which has been implemented in order to deter players from resorting to unruly tactics.

I’m going to reserve my judgement for the Season Pass until we learn more about it, but out of the three new modes, Hero Hunt has captured my interest the most. Those who remember the days of playing Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast may remember the Jedi Master multiplayer mode, which sounds very familiar to what we’ll be getting later this year. I’m also looking forward to seeing how Battlefront’s version of Capture The Flag has been implemented, as I’m sure it’ll be a popular choice.

As the withdrawal symptoms begin to kick in over the next few days, remember that it’s just over a month until the release of Star Wars Battlefront, which will be available on November 17, 2015.

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