Star Wars Battlefront gets new outfits, private matches, daily challenges and more modes on Tatooine in a free update that hits tomorrow, according to a lengthy post written by Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, the game's senior producer, this afternoon.
The roadmap also unveils some of the free content landing in updates through to March as well as a more detailed look at what the game's Season Pass will deliver starting that month. Among those paid updates are maps in the Outer Rim, the Cloud City of Bespin and on the Death Star.
"As we said back in November, the release of Star Wars Battlefront was just the beginning," Ingvarsdottir writes. "Our team has been listening to your feedback and building a calendar of new content and tuning changes we will be making to the game throughout 2016."
EA kicked off the slate of free content for Battlefront last month when it released the free Battle of Jakku DLC, which added two new maps and the new mode Turning Point.
Tomorrow's free content will add support for the Blast, Droid Run, Drop Zone, Hero Hunt, and Heroes vs Villains multiplayer modes to the Tatooine Survival map, which will now be called Raider Camp.
The update will also add Hoth-themed outfits for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, unlocked by players completing the game's Heroes' Holiday community mission last month.
The update will also include balancing tweaks to weapons and modes, the introduction of daily challenges and community events and the ability for players to create Private Matches.
The next free update, which will hit in February, will add a new survival mission on Hoth, a new Hoth multiplayer map that will support larger game modes including Walker Assault, Supremacy, Fighter Squadron and Turning Point. The game will also expand the Turning Point game mode for play on all maps that currently support Walker Assault and Supremacy.
March adds another multiplayer map on Endor that will support Walker Assault, Supremacy, and Turning Point, and an additional Tatooine Survival map.
March is also when the paid content will start hitting as part of the game's Season Pass. Here's the run down of what we now know about paid DLC by month:
- Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim (March 2016) - Fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine.
- Star Wars Battlefront Bespin (Summer 2016) - It's hunt or be hunted in this action-packed experience set in the Cloud City of Bespin.
- Star Wars Battlefront Death Star (Fall 2016) - That's no moon! One of the most iconic locations in the Star Wars universe makes its debut in Star Wars Battlefront.
- Star Wars Battlefront Expansion Pack 4 - Title TBA (Early 2017) - We will have more details to share about this exciting new expansion pack in the coming months.
Each of the paid expansion packs will also be available as standalone purchases.
Star Wars Battlefront launched in November. Polygon called it "a game of surprising variety and anachronistic constraints," in our review.
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