Play Star Wars Battlefront's Death Star DLC Free and Earn Double XP This Weekend

You'll also get 5,000 Credits just for logging in.


There are a few good reasons to play Star Wars Battlefront this weekend. EA has announced that the game's Death Star DLC will be free for everyone December 23-25, while the game will also pay out double XP during that time. Not only that, but everyone gets 5,000 Credits just for logging in.

EA says it's offering the promotion to celebrate the holidays (via VG247).

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The Death Star DLC, which originally came out in September, includes new maps set on the Death Star, as well as the multi-stage Battle Station mode. This essentially lets you recreate Luke Skywalker's trench run from A New Hope, culminating in the destruction of the giant weapon.

All of Death Star's maps and modes are available during the free play weekend, though it's not immediately clear if the DLC's heroes, weapons, and Star cards are available as well. Chewbacca and Bossk came to Battlefront with the Death Star expansion.

Battlefront's newest DLC, Rogue One: Scarif, came out earlier this month. It features characters and content from the new movie, Rogue One.

You can get all four of Battlefront's expansions (the other two are Outer Rim and Bespin) with the game's season pass. Alternatively, they are available for $15 each. EA bundled the base game and all DLC together in the Battlefront Ultimate Edition, which sells for $40 but has been frequently discounted.

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Awesome news! Looking forward to this. :D

Avatar image for fanboyman

: / I might check this out on the 23rd but the rest of the weekend I have better things to do!

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Has EA announced when on the 23rd the double xp will start?

Avatar image for nurnberg

Good! I will farm credits this weekend! The only problem is that there are several bugs, and they never released a patch since the latest DLC. I assume they will at some point. It's annoying because my challenges don't work at all. Also the U-Wing can just fly out of range and this breaks the first stage of Infiltration.

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Ah, that's a shame to plan something like this when worthless loser douchbags plan to DDos those they are jealous of.

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I first played this since the beta, origin access added it not long ago, and first it was stuck on the loading screen, then when I got in a game, there is no sever browser, so it just launched me in some random game and there was a guy that was 40-0 k/d, so that didn't go well, loading screens were long, although I didn't install this one on my SSD. I uninstalled and there is no way I am re-installing, Glad I didn't buy this game for my kids on xbox. Battlefront 2 is going to take a lot for me to tune in.

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Death Star is the weakest of the 4 DLCs, in terms of mission/map quality, BUT it added the best nex characters and Hutt Contracts. I highly recommend the heavy blaster contract, and Bossk on any previous map.

FWIW, the new Rogue One map and modes are excellent. Best since Outer Rim.

One good thing about Death Star: The sheer fan-service vibe of piloting ships at breakneck speeds across the Death Star's surface and trenches. The mode is a chore, but the trenches just feel RIGHT.