Star Wars Battlefront 2's DLC Plans Hinted In Origin Store Page

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Star Wars Battlefront II may do away with paid DLC. Updates to the title's Origin store page hint at free DLC seasons, claiming that each season will bring "fresh, new downloadable content, available to all players" with internet, an EA account, and Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus.

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We know from a report in April that Star Wars Battlefront II won't have a season pass. This is for a variety of reasons, but mostly to avoid segmenting the community, as creative director Bernd Diemer said.

The problem with the season pass in a multiplayer game like Star Wars Battlefront was that players couldn't play with each other if they didn't pay into the DLC. It became a challenge for players to find matches and isolated parts of the community. Diemer acknowledged this and said the team is actively seeking a way to fix this in Star Wars Battlefront II.

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At the time, Diemer couldn't confirm what the team was planning on doing to replace the season pass model, but he did say that they were planning on doing something different.

EA DICE has yet to confirm if the DLC will indeed have free seasons for all players, but for now, it's looking like Star Wars Battlefront II might just have a new hope. Star Wars Battlefront II releases on Xbox One, PS4, and Origin on Nov. 14, 2017.

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If it's all free, expect a lot less added content than if it was a paid season pass.

Titanfall 2's DLC is free, but there's not much of it, it's received less than 1 new map per month since launch.

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Wow, DLC plans! I can't wait to not buy any of this garbage.

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If they split the community with map packs i won't be buying this time. It is just such an old fashioned way of doing DLC that has no benefit to the playerbase or even EA themselves. They make short term profits at the cost of killing the game, which is such a poor way to handle DLC.

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See? I knew it. They can keep on releasing endless amount of new maps, heroes, and etc, since all of the three movie trilogies are represented in the base game. xD

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I imagine they're going with a ME3/Halo style system, where microtransations pay for the DLC packs, which are then given to everybody for free. Whether or not that's a better system depends on what those microtransactions are, but if SWTOR is anything to go by, Star Wars fans sure do love playing dress up. So I'm guessing cosmetics largely sold in blind boxes.

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