Much has been said on both sides of the fence regarding the microtransaction policy found in Star Wars Battlefront 2, but one thing that is much better than the last version is the DLC content. All of this content will be available for download for free. Now, the first season of DLC is now available and features a lot of content with the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, you can check out the trailer for the movie below:
This new content began this week, and allows players to align themselves with First Order or the New Republic. By doing so, you will receive faction quests over the next few weeks that will correspond to the side of the war you have chosen.
“Completing these will not only reward you with Credits and Crafting Parts, but help edge your faction closer to victory, giving all members of that side a additional rewards,” developer DICE explained. “The other faction will get a crate of their own with lesser prizes, but it will hopefully come with a drive to fight back even harder.”
Check out the trailer for the new DLC:
Most of the new content is set to be released on December 13. The new content adds two new heroes (Captain Phasma and Finn), a Galactic Assault map (Crait), a Starfighter Assault map (D’Qar), and a new vehicle (Tallie’s A-Wing). It also adds new challenges that can be run both daily and weekly. All of this content is set for the multiplayer side of the game, but the single player game also received a new mission called Resurrection. This has you step into the shoes of Iden Versio during the First Order’s rise to power.
During the month of December, other new challenges will be released for you to tackle, including a new Holiday playlist set to be released on December 27, just in time for all the new players that receive the game for Christmas. All of this content will be available on all the platforms, including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and, of course, PC.
Star Wars Battlefront II was first released on November 17, as the successor to the widely popular but much criticized Star Wars Battlefront. Unlike its predecessor, it includes a complete single player game with a full, engaging story. Still, Battlefront II has had its own criticism, due to the microtransactions and the opinion of many players that the game has a “pay to win” strategy. The outrage was so bad, EA even disabled the microtransactions feature for the time being, but we do know it will return sometime very soon.
Have you played Star Wars Battlefront II yet? I must admit that I haven’t gotten a chance yet. But I’m hoping Christmas will change that. If you have played the game, what did you think about the graphics and gameplay and what system do you use to battle it out in the Star Wars galaxy?
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