New Gameplay Mode Revealed for Star Wars Battlefront's Jakku DLC

Star Wars Battlefront is getting free DLC themed after the upcoming film “The Force Awakens”, known as The Battle of Jakku. The content will be available for all those who pre-ordered the game on December 1, and to all other players on December 8. We have known for a while that the DLC would feature two new maps, but today a brand new gameplay mode was revealed as well.

Turning Point, the latest game mode, fits into the Star Wars lore as a look at what followed the battle of Endor. A lead level designer described the mode as following:

“At the edge of the map, the Empire has constructed a make-shift base as well as smaller fortifications strewn across the landscape. Following an emergency landing, the Rebels need to locate the enemy bases to attack and take control of them all. Rebels need to locate and capture one of the three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture. Moving through these increasingly challenging checkpoints, the ultimate goal is the Empire’s base where the final stand will take place.”

One of The Battle of Jakku’s maps, called Graveyard of the Giants, features dynamic visual spectacles like the crashing star destroyer seen in a recent trailer. An official livestream will be held on November 30, revealing more gameplay from the upcoming DLC. The official site has also been updated with more details on the new content, including the maps and compatible game modes:

  • Graveyard of Giants
  • Fight on the Graveyard of Giants in Turning Point, Supremacy, Walker Assault, and Fighter Squadron.
  • Goazan Badalands
  • Experience the badlands of Goazan in Blast, Drop Zone, Droid Run, Cargo, Hero Hunt, and Heroes vs. Villains.

Star Wars Battlefront is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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AJ Moser

AJ is an aspiring writer currently studying at Michigan State University. He can usually be found somewhere online talking about Star Wars or Metal Gear Solid.

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