If you’re already sick of the snow planet, forest planet, lava planet, and Arizona in Star Wars Battlefront, then Electronic Arts and DICE have some good news for all the Rebels and Imperials trudging through the same four environments. Customers that pre-ordered Star Wars Battlefront will get The Battle of Jakku DLC tomorrow. It’s another desert environment, but this one is less red and rocky than the one already in the game, and it has a bunch of spaceship wreckage strewn around. The free DLC features two maps and a new Turning Point game mode that pits twenty Rebel players against twenty Imperials.
The Rebels spawn in and need to locate three control points in Imperial control and try to capture one of these. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebels succeed 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.
Fans of the franchise will recognize the Jakku aftermath from the trailers for the upcoming movie. The game version takes place during the original trilogy timeline, which means you’ll still have to deal with Boba Fett laying waste to everyone. Players that did not pre-order the game will still get the Battle of Jakku DLC for free, just a bit later on December 8th.