We continue our look at EA DICE’s upcoming Star Wars Battlefront DLC with a peek at the highly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
EA DICE continues to improve Star Wars Battlefront as we push deeper into the year. A few months ago the company released its Bespin DLC expansion and a few days ago it released its Death Star DLC bringing new maps, heroes, weapons, and Star Cards to the game.
We expect the company to deliver a new update in the near future to tidy up the Death Star DLC and it’s also working on one more DLC expansion called Rogue One: Scarif.
Today, we want to focus on the fourth and final piece of Star Wars Battlefront DLC.
In July, EA DICE confirmed its fourth Battlefront DLC and it’ll be based on the the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One movie.
It’s still early but there are a few things Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass holders and non-Season Pass holders need to know about the Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif DLC release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
We’ll continue to update this roundup with new details as they become available so check back for frequent updates.
Rogue One: Scarif DLC Release Date
Originally, EA DICE said that its fourth Star Wars Battlefront DLC would arrive in early 2017. That’s changed. For Season Pass holders at least.
The Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif DLC release date should land sometime in late 2016 around the time the movie arrives in theaters around the world.
The Rogue One release date is December 16th which means the Rogue One: Scarif release date should land right around then. For Season Pass holders. Season Pass holders will get the fourth Battlefront DLC two weeks before everyone else.
Look for EA DICE to detail the release date specifics in October or November as we push away from the Death Star DLC release.
Rogue One: Scarif DLC Content
We know that the DLC will revolve around the the Rogue One storyline in someway.
We know that Scarif is a beach planet so there’s a good chance the maps will be tropical. We also know that EA DICE loads up its expansions with new weapons, a new game mode, new Star Cards, and bug fixes.
Again, we’d expect EA DICE to start teasing at least some of these features now that the Death Star DLC is out. Be on the lookout in October.
Rogue One: Scarif Price
You can expect the Rogue One: Scarif DLC price to mirror the three other Star Wars Battlefront DLC’s from EA DICE.
Like the others, the Rogue One: Scarif DLC will likely command a $15 price tag as a standalone piece of content. This is what you can expect if you decide to pass on the Battlefront Season Pass.
We haven’t seen too many deals emerge for the Outer Rim, Bespin or Death Star DLCs and we don’t expect to see a ton of deals on Rogue Out: Scarif.
Be prepared to pay full price when the DLC drops in December.
How to Buy Rogue One: Scarif Right Now
If you’re looking to buy the Rogue One: Scarif DLC right now, there’s only one way to pre-order: The $50 Season Pass.
The Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass will net you all four Battlefront DLCs (Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star, and Rogue One: Scarif) for one price. It’ll save you $10. Buying all of the Battlefront DLCs on their own will run you $60.
If you don’t want to pay $50 for the Season Pass you don’t have to. Retailers periodically offer deals on the Battlefront Season Pass. For instance, Newegg is still selling the Xbox One version of the Season Pass for $45.
We expect to see more deals pop up between now and the Rogue One: Scarif release (particularly with the holidays and Black Friday coming up) so keep an eye out.
Last DLC & What’s Next
The Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif DLC will be the last for this version of Battlefront. Once it arrives, DLC support will end.
We do expect EA DICE to continue issuing free updates for the game though we expect things to slow down significantly as we push into 2017.
The company has already confirmed the arrival of a sequel, Battlefront 2, next year. The game will shift away from the old Star Wars series and focus on the new films.
The game doesn’t yet have a release date. Keep an eye out for details once the Rogue One: Scarif launch is over and done with.
Death Star DLC Problems
There's a bunch of good news today but there's also a bit of bad news: The Star Wars Death Star DLC is causing problems for some gamers.
As we push away from today's release we're starting to hear about some of the issues plaguing Xbox One, PS4 and PC users.
Death Star DLC problems include missing DLC content, lag, texturing issues, issues with Chewie's weapon, and various bugs on the DLC's new levels and the new game mode Battle Station. Redditors have kept a long running list of issue and it's worth a look.
It's still early so we expect complaints about balancing issues and other bugs to pickup as more people install the DLC.
If you discover a bug, you'll want to report it to EA DICE so that it can tackle it in a future update. And if you run into a problem, you'll want to check out our list of fixes for common Battlefront problems on PC, Xbox One and PC to see if you can find a remedy.
Be on the lookout for a bug fix update shortly after the standalone release.