Our guide takes an early look at the most important things to know about Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
Earlier this month, EA DICE outlined some new Star Wars Battlefront 2 release details including info about the open beta, the game’s robust multiplayer mode, the game’s various editions and pre-order bonuses, and some exciting details about Battlefront 2 DLC.
As promised, DICE is doing Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC different from Battlefront (2015) DLC and the company’s Battlefield 1 DLC. For one, the game won’t feature a season pass.
We’ve still got a long road ahead but today we want to outline what you can expect from Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC on PS4, Xbox One, and PS4.
Free Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC
Earlier this year, the developer told Mashable it wouldn’t release a Star Wars Battlefront 2 Season Pass. The comments were surprising given that EA DICE has established a predictable DLC release protocol over the years.
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) and Battlefield 1 both feature a $50 Season Pass that net buyers multiple DLC expansions with new maps, new characters, early access to DLC, exclusive bonuses, and more.
Unfortunately, these Season Passes fragmented the multiplayer player-base of these games. Fortunately, DICE hopes to remedy this with Battlefront 2’s DLC model.
At EA Play 2017, DICE went into more detail about Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC and the developer elaborated on its plans for the game.
There isn’t a Star Wars Battlefront 2 Season Pass. All of the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC will be completely free to anyone that picks up a copy of the game for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The company hopes this move will keep the community together and games full in the months after the game’s release in November.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC Seasons
Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC content will come from various “Seasons” which, again, will be free for everyone.
The company hasn’t gone into detail about the number of seasons but each will come with new heroes, modes, planets, vehicles, and weapons.
With the first Star Wars Battlefront 2 Season slated for release in late 2017, most of the game’s extras will arrive on console and PC in 2018.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC Release Date
The first batch of free Battlefront 2 DLC content will arrive shortly after the game arrives in mid-November.
DICE hasn’t confirmed a specific date but it says the first DLC Season will arrive sometime in December. Given the content on board, we expect it to arrive sometime ahead of the holidays, in and around December 15th.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 The Last Jedi DLC
December 15th is the day Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands in theaters. Unsurprisingly, the first Battlefront 2 DLC Season will feature content from the film.
The developer hasn’t gone into great detail but the first DLC content will include Finn and Captain Phasma as playable heroes, a new planet called Crait, and a space map centered around the planet D’Qar.
The game won’t feature the traditional paid DLC but you’ll still be able to spend money on in-game content.
If you don’t have a ton of time to play the game you’ll be able to purchase in-game currency to spend on the game’s various unlocks.
These unlocks can also be earned simply by playing the game. Playing the game will net you the same in-game currency to spend how you see fit.
Despite the presence of microtransactions, the company maintains the game won’t feature a pay-to-win model.
Buy for Star Wars Battlefront 2 Deals
You don't need to wait for Star Wars Battlefront 2 deals.
It used to be that you'd have to wait several weeks, sometimes several months, to save on the price of a game.T That's not the case anymore. You can already save on Star Wars Battlefront 2 right now.
The best Star Wars Battlefront 2 deals require you to be part of a paid membership program like Amazon Prime or Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked. Amazon and Best Buy knock 20% off the price for Prime and GCU members.
If you buy three or more games every two years, Best Buy's program is worthy of consideration. You'll always get 20% off games.
The Amazon Prime 20% off deal stops two weeks after the game's release (November 17), which is definitely a reason to buy the game in the near future.
We aren't expecting any huge Battlefront 2 Black Friday deals so these, and deals from retailers like Costco, are going to be your best bet right now.