When Star Wars Battlefront was released, many criticised the lack of depth in the game. It didn’t get enough credit for being an incredibly-rendered Star Wars experience. On the other hand, it did lack things to do in the fantastic world that DICE built. The good news is there’s going to be a lot more to enjoy in the game in a few weeks’ time.
The second of four expansion packs for the game is set on the cloud city of Bespin. It’s famous for having been run by Lando Calrissian and hosting the dramatic final stages of The Empire Strikes Back. EA has announced the DLC will land on June 21 for season pass holders. For everyone else, it is available to buy two weeks later.
There’s not that long to wait until we’re flying X-Wings around Bespin or seeing those carbon freezing chambers up close. The announcement gave us even more of an idea of what to expect from the release. Maps within Cloud City and the Administrators Palace were teased, while the X-8 Night Sniper and EE-4 are our newest blasters.
The Outer Rim expansion added two new famous faces from Star Wars cannon, and Bespin will do the same. Of course Lando has been added in with this pack; it would feel out of place if he wasn’t there. The newest Battlefront villain is bounty hunter Dengar, who played a very minor role in Episodes V and VI. He had little more than a cameo, which shows how quickly the game has run out of major villains.
EA gave us a little more detail about the two new characters and their styles:
“Lando and Dengar both feature new traits that will give them unique gameplay abilities. Dengar is a villain that thrives on being in a fight. Lando is very skilled with a blaster, but his greatest talent comes from knowing the odds and using tricks against his enemies.”
Following the Bespin pack, pack three is as big as things could possibly get. Prepare to battle on the Death Star later this year as the space station makes its long-awaited appearance. On the current schedule, expect to see it some time in September. The final of the four expansions is untitled as of yet, but as it will release in early 2017, you bet it’s linked to Star Wars anthology film Rogue One.
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