Star Wars Battlefront is getting a new update next week, and an offline mode called “skirmish” comes with it. The announcement reads:
“The new mode will be available starting July 20 and offers players the option to play offline against bots in a solo mission or with a friend using co-op split screen. (Console only) Skirmish can be played on a difficulty level of your choosing and across two modes, Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron. With multiple locations that span the galaxy, from the frozen planet of Hoth to the lava encrusted planet of Sullust, we hope Skirmish brings players a new way to enjoy Star Wars Battlefront.”
EA also promised more free in-game events, more Hutt contracts, log-in rewards, and “open trials to experience Bespin”. The third expansion, Death Star, will be out in September, with “more new maps both on ground and in space, new weapons, Star Cards and two new heroes including one larger-than-life character we know you’ve been patiently waiting for”.
Death Star will be free for season pass holders, and available for purchase separately for everyone else. Pricing hasn’t been announced but previous expansions are listed for $15.