Star Wars Battlefront DLC Pass Content Detailed

The first of Battlefront's expansion packs arrives in 2016.

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The Star Wars Battlefront website has been updated with new details about the post-launch content coming to the just-released sci-fi shooter through its DLC pass.

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Players can expect four expansion packs, which will together deliver the following content:

  • Over 20 new items, including weapons, vehicles, and Star Cards for both Rebels and Imperials.
  • 4 additional Heroes and Villains (these were not named).
  • 16 new multiplayer maps featuring "new locations."
  • 4 new game modes.

In addition, as was previously announced, everyone who buys the Battlefront DLC pass gets access to all of this content two weeks before everyone else. They also get an "exclusive" Shoot First emote.

The Battlefront DLC pass costs $50 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Assuming EA and DICE follow the same setup as the recent Battlefield games, the DLC packs are likely to cost $15 each.

The first of Battlefront's four expansion packs is set to launch in "early 2016."

Players don't have to spend any extra money to get more Battlefront content, however, as the Force Awakens-inspired Battle of Jakku DLC arrives in December. People who pre-ordered Battlefront will receive access to this content on December 1, while everyone else gets it December 8.

Battlefront launched today, November 17. GameSpot's review scored it a 7/10.

"Star Wars Battlefront brings grand spectacle to the iconic sci-fi universe, but the overall experience wears thin with time," critic Mike Mahardy wrote.

For more on Battlefront's critical reception, check out this roundup of review scores and editor opinions.

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Jerger_GS

Has there been any mention of any more survival maps...sp content? I mean I cant even find games already on pc for certain modes and maps....They should definitely provide more sp stuff as people start to move on to other games...

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D-Slayer

As i expected the rest of the good stuff will be DLC it's EA afterall

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PayneKiller

$50 DLC passes.
yea **** right off I'll never be buying any of those again.

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Daveof89

Can I just buy the DLC and not play the base game? Thanks.

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RUMADBRAH

@Daveof89: lol right

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H0RSE

@vackillers: it's over the course of 4 expansions...

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bcoolrob

The rest of the content in Star Wars battlefront has been kidnapped and held for ransom for $50

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colbster

They should focus on story modes where the heroes need your support to accomplish a mission.

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Zenmuron666

I'll pass and buy another game.

Not going to facilitate them with my money.

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RUMADBRAH

And then you see the nickel and dime article.

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Daveof89

@rumadbrah: You saw that too.... Irony at its finest.

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jazilla

I could see grabbing a pack or two if it interests me, but $50 for all of it sight unseen? No thanks. It's not like every pack will be worth it either.

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Undertow207

So worth an additional $50.

-No one ever

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anevilwithin

$50 season passes for Star Wars: Battlefront and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, insane microtransactions for Halo 5: Guardians, Destiny: The Taken King and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, just to name a few recent big title games.

I disagree with how it is, but this is how the industry has been made out. Don't like it? Don't buy it. The pre-PS3/Xbox 360 era has thousands upon thousands of DLC-free and microtransaction-free games where you get your money's worth.

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bcoolrob

@anevilwithin: So what you are saying FREE GAMS with micro transactions is the way to go? LOL no in the long run you end up spending more money

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Daveof89

@bcoolrob: I wish more games had costs like League of Legends. Get you into the game for free, motivate you to pay as much or as little as you want by offering fun in-game content that wouldn't detract from the experience if you were to not buy it.

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lnception

I cant wait to pick this game up on Nov 2016

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wallacom

@lnception: It will be in EA access in 6-8 months

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Daveof89

@wallacom: Sure, the base will... not the DLC tho

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firedrakes

called it.

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StevensSA

News Flash......EA is in the business of making money. They are not some altruistic entity whose only concern is to make sure that you are entertained without having to open your wallets. Just wait a few weeks and see how many pirated copies are floating around of their product...and then you want to complain about what's fair.

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NL_Skipper

Stop tearing maps out of MP only games! Find another way to make money off your DLC, I'm so sick of every MP game having a fractured community because of this.

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55584623

50$ season pass, holy cow!

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stickybun

They got a lot of balls charging extra for content on a really thin $60 game. Utter horse sh*t. This game will fly off the shelves because it looks pretty.... but there are way better games to play right now.

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H0RSE

@stickybun: Personally, other than Fallout 4, I don't see anything else that really interests me right now, at least on console.

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Bread_or_Decide

Splatoon is still adding free content. But whatever enjoy your battlescam.

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BobaFettHatesU

I didn't see a single "detail" there. There's not a single mention of the who, what, where and when... all the basics of information.

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H20-XCV

No problem. I'm rich so I'll buy this DLC and one for my friend too. Having fun playing the game right now.

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bigruss730

@h20-xcv: I doubt that you have any actual real friends, more like hangers-on. You sound incredibly shallow.

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DaVillain-

@h20-xcv: Being rich has nothing to do with it, it's how you treat everyone and how they feel about you. Bragging about money isn't what I would never do and I never tell anyone about my business. Now having said that, I got the standard edition and I don't need this season pass, but if like what you see, by all means, you have the right to spend your money however you like, it's not my place to tell you not to.

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Bread_or_Decide

@h20-xcv: You mean your parents are rich.

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hell_kid1221

@Bread_or_Decide: mean he's rich too?

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H20-XCV

@CallMeDuraSouka: Ahhhh....your jealous. It's ok, you'll be alright. haha! You can flag away. I still have money and you don't ha!

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skyline5gtr

@h20-xcv: You must have a pretty bad life to brag about money on the internet. Who cares ? Money makes you weak

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Caldrin

haha really is that all ?

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derceto

Wow. What a bargain. You sure fooled everyone with your marketing EA. Yep, you sure did.

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lunchbox2042

They should have just charged $100 from the get go.

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XzerocarnageX

Having played the 10 hour trial, and destroying the 10 hours in 2 days, i felt like id be banned from the game, i felt annoyed because id finally got to play star wars. At first i felt like it was going to be overhyped from the beta, i didnt overplay it and reserved my judgement, come 10 hour trial my mind had been completely reversed, no longer was i feeling it was overhyped but in fact i felt annoyed i couldnt play more and more and wanted to shout at ea for this stupid 10 hour trial.

That 10 Hour trial should be to entice customers to play for a while and to buy the game, but people who go ahead and buy it should have it unlocked from there on in, on ea access..

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dunc7827

Can't wait always happy for more maps/modes :)

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cboye18

Wow, the game is already lacking on content. What an obvious rip-off.

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svaubel

So things that should have been in the initial release of the game. Okay

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LouiXIII

$50 for DLC...no thanks EA

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S3NTINEL2001

@louixiii: COD has always charge $50 For there season pass as well and u never really hear anyone complain about that.

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PayneKiller

@s3ntinel2001: I see people complain. I'm one of them. Problem is no matter how many complain, money is what talks, and as long as people continue to pay $50 for "season passes" they will only continue charge it.

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