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Spectator mode coming with Star Wars Battlefront's next update

It arrives with the Outer Rim DLC on Tuesday,, but it's free for everyone

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Tucked into an announcement getting fans of Star Wars Battlefront ready for the Outer Rim DLC is this little nugget: a spectator mode is coming to the game, free to all players, with a title update on Tuesday.

It's not mentioned in the above video, but it was inside a news release accompanying it this week. We'd seen teases for things like the "Hutt Contracts," which are a series of new missions, new weapons and the increased level cap, but spectator mode wasn't known until now.

Also, this video confirms Tuesday, March 22 as the Outer Rim launch date, which contradicts an earlier GameStop listing that had it pegged for April 5.

The video above showcases the premium content coming with the $14.99 Outer Rim expansion, which is included for those who bought the $49.99 "season pass" option. Three more premium expansions will be released later this year under that schedule.

There are new maps, plenty of weapons and two new playable stars, Nien Nunb, the Sullustan, and Greedo, who has a so-apropos quick draw ability. Now you know why Han had to shoot first.

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