Star Wars Battlefront players will have the chance to dive into a brand new planet being showcased in Star Wars: The Force Awakens before the film even comes out, and now EA has offered some details on what fans can expect.
The “Battle of Jakku” DLC, which will be available for free to season pass holders on Dec. 1 and then for free to all other players on Dec. 8, is set 29 years before The Force Awakens, pitting it in the wake of the Battle of Endor. The DLC will come with two new maps on Jakku, showcasing the warfare that leads to the planet’s state in The Force Awakens. One, the Graveyard of Giants, will be a large-scale map suited to modes like Walker Assault.
The DLC will also introduce a new gameplay mode called Turning Point, in which the Rebels must capture one of three Imperial control points, and if they are successful, more control points will become available to control until the Rebels can eventually make a move for domination of the Imperial base.
The Jakku DLC is in addition to the four downloadable content packs promised to be coming with the game’s $50 season pass. But the Battle of Jakku will not be the only free DLC coming to the game. EA Studios’ Patrick Söderlund said in a post on the Battlefront official site that “We will be adding more of what you love about the game, like new maps and Star Cards, for free in the coming months, in addition to all of the content we have coming with Season Pass.”