The biggest complaint about Star Wars Battlefront is its repetitiveness. The free Battle of Jakku DLC helped but gamers are focused on the future. With that in mind, we want to take a look at the most important things to know right now about Star Wars Battlefront DLC for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Star Wars Battlefront puts gamers into huge battles on places like Hoth and into the shoes of famous heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. It looks great and the gameplay is fun for gamers of all ages.
The game’s has improved thanks to the free Battle of Jakku DLC and several patches that fixed glaring Battlefront problems on PS4, Xbox One and PC. That hasn’t stopped the flow of complaints though and some gamers are still fixated on its repetitiveness due to the limited weapon options, maps and characters.
Star Wars Battlefront doesn’t have the mod support that games like Fallout have so Battlefront gamers are going to have to rely on downloadable content (DLC) for added depth. Fortunately, EA and DICE have a ton of content in the works.
The companies have confirmed plans to release downloadable content for Star Wars Battlefront though there are still plenty of unknowns as we push into 2016.
As gamers start looking toward the future, we want to touch on a few things that we know about Star Wars Battlefront DLC for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Star Wars Battlefront DLC Release Date
The first paid Star Wars Battlefront DLC will be released in March. A specific release date for the first Star Wars Battlefront DLC is unknown but we now have a name and a release window.
EA and DICE will be releasing four premium Battlefront expansion packs for Battlefront on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The first expansion pack, dubbed Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim, will be released in March.
After that, EA and DICE will release Star Wars Battlefront Bespin DLC in the summer. A specific release date isn’t known yet.
In the fall, they will release Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC, just ahead of the Star Wars Rogue One movie and the holidays.
And finally, in 2017, DICE and EA plan to release a final paid Battlefront DLC. Details about the fourth expansion are scarce but the company has committed to an “early 2017” release date.
Battlefront Season Pass
EA and DICE are offering a Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass that will net you all of the paid Battlefront DLC content for $50.
The Season Pass will net you a few different items. You’ll get a “Shoot First” emote to use in the game and you’ll also gain access to the expansion packs two weeks before those who declined to purchase the Season Pass.
You can pick up the Battlefront Season Pass at various retailers including the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Steam, and well known retailers like Amazon.
@Peter_the3rd You will be able to purchase the expansion packs separately if you do not have the Season Pass.
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) January 19, 2016
If you do decide to pass on the Season Pass, EA and DICE have confirmed plans to release the Expansion Packs separately. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise because it’s a release model that DICE has used for many years.
@canaviers Yes you will need to download the DLC's through the store once they are available.
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) January 19, 2016
It’s not clear how much each expansion pack will cost on its own but expect the Season Pass to net you a bit of a deal on the four DLC releases.
Star Wars Battlefront DLC Features
EA has released some information about DLC features though many details are out of reach for Xbox One, PS4 and PC users.
It’s not clear how exactly it will break up all of this in its four expansion packs but we finally have some clues thanks to the big announcement.
- Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim – Fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine
- Star Wars Battlefront Bespin – It’s hunt or be hunted in this action-packed experience set in the Cloud City of Bespin
- Star Wars Battlefront Death Star – 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 – We will have more details to share about this exciting new expansion pack in the coming months.
The company recently confirmed the contents of the Outer Rim DLC and it’s set to bring new weapons, characters, maps, and a brand new mode to gamers later on this month.
Gamers have been calling for EA and DICE to put together an offline multiplayer mode. And while nothing is confirmed, DICE has said that it’s investigating the idea.
More recently Dennis Brännvall, EA DICE’s Lead Designer, told an inquiring mind that there have been “promising” developments, a positive sign for those looking to hone their multiplayer skills offline.
Free Star Wars Battlefront Updates
In addition to all of this paid DLC, DICE and EA will also be releasing free content for the game. The company says that it “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.”
The company just pushed out a brand new February Battlefront update and it plans to deliver one this month ahead of the Outer Rim DLC.
The March Star Wars Battlefront update will bring “another exciting new multiplayer map on Endor that will support Walker Assault, Supremacy, and Turning Point, and an additional Tatooine Survival map.” We expect more than that though.
Star Wars Battlefront DLC Focus
If you were hoping for an extensive tie-in with Star Wars The Force Awakens, you’ll probably want to temper those expectations.
EA continues to tell fans of the game and Star Wars series that it’s going to be focused on the original trilogy of films for this version of Battlefront.
@ninjachris404 Our team is focusing on the original trilogy for this release of Star Wars Battlefront.
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) December 24, 2015
@Rossi_LFC Currently we are focused on the original Trilogy of films. We have no other content plans to announce at this time.
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) January 12, 2016
@NotShaw65 It's more to do with the era & timeline rather than what's in the movies.
— Dennis Brännvall (@DICE_FireWall) January 16, 2016
Kylo Ren will just have to wait it seems.
March Battlefront Update Size
The latest Star Wars Battlefront update is absolutely massive.
EA DICE is requiring this update for all players, not just Season Pass owners which means that you need 8GB of free space available if you want to play the Outer Rim DLC. Here's why:
"For all other players, downloading this content will allow you to enjoy all of the free content we are making available for all players, while also making sure that your experience playing with Season Pass owners remains smooth."
So if you have a console that's filled up to the brim with content, now would be a good time to delete some files.
And if you're using a slow connection, now would be a great time to plug in an ethernet cord into your system of choice.