DICE has used Gamescom to unveil an updated roadmap for the remainder of the year for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, and there’s a plethora of content on the way.
The main bulk of content arrives next month with the addition of a new large-scale map titled Felucia. The map will take place towards the end of the Separatists’ invasion of Felucia. DICE’s description for the map reads:
“With only a single, powerful vehicle left to cover the evacuation of a Felucian farming community, the clones struggle to maintain their last line of defense long enough for Republic transports to collect a large cache of valuable medicinal plants from the village. But as the droids advance towards the clones’ position, the squad opts to go on the offensive and destroy the dreadnought responsible for the attack. However, the droids have a plan of their own: Ensure the Republic can’t escape with the plants by bringing down their Venator.”
The addition of the new map will be accompanied by two new game modes. The first is a co-op PvE mode that is designed for squads of four players, allowing teams to take part in battles on Kashyyyk, Kamino, Naboo, Geonosis, or Felucia as part of either the Galactic Republic or the Separatist Alliance. The second game mode is one that “many have requested”; it’s called Instant Action, and it’s a “large-scale game mode that can be enjoyed within a single-player environment”. The official description for that mode reads:
“It will take the Supremacy element of Capital Supremacy (the planetary phase) and allow you to play through it on your own. At release, you will have access to all the maps that are currently available within Capital Supremacy: Naboo, Kamino, Kashyyyk, Geonosis, and Felucia.”
In December, a batch of content that is inspired by the upcoming film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be added to the game for some ultimate cash-in potential. DICE aren’t revealing any specific details on what exactly the content will consist of as of yet, but they promise to reveal further details “as soon as we can”.
There are also a number of new features and appearances coming to the game over the coming months, all of which can be seen on the official roadmap image, and DICE says that there is more new “fall content” that is still being confirmed, so don’t expect this to be the last of the new content for the game in the coming months.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 suffered a very rocky and controversial launch due to its microtransaction-fuelled money-grabbing approach, but it’s great to see DICE still supporting it two years later. That being said, it would be foolish to stop supporting it when the movie franchise is still ongoing – there are movies to cash in on!