Star Wars Battlefront is receiving its first piece of downloadable content soon with the Battle of Jakku. The new content introduces us to one of the iconic locations of the Force Awakens, the planet of Jakku, and will add on two new maps and apparently a new 40-player mode.
Turning Point is an asymmetric mode, that focuses around the Rebels locating and capturing one of three objective points. Once this point is captured, it unlocks a new set of points pushing farther and farther to the Empire’s base. Vehicles will be included in the new mode, although they will be confined to Rebel Airspeeders and AT-STs.
The new mode takes place on the Graveyard of Giants map, where debris and crashed starships litter the environment. At the moment Turning Point is only playable on Jakku, EA hasn’t said if the mode will come to other planets and maps. In the timeline, the Battle of Jakku takes place 29 years before we see the planet in the upcoming The Force Awakens.
The Battle of Jakku DLC is available to players that pre-ordered the game on any platform December 1, and will be available for everyone else on December 8 for free. There’s also a season pass for the game that costs $50, and will net you four upcoming expansion packs that include 16 new maps and four new heroes among other things.
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