Star Wars: Squadrons Getting New Content After All

Two new Star Wars: Squadrons content drops will add an extra map, more ship components, and even two new starfighters.

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The developer behind Star Wars Squadrons said it had no plans for post-launch DLC, but it appears those plans have changed. In a blog post, the studio said the team felt "humbled" by the response from fans and began planning two upcoming content drops. One is coming next week, and the other will follow in December.

The November 25 update coming as part of update 3.0 will add a new map and ship components. The map, Fostar Haven, is adapted from the single-player story in the prologue mission, and the update will make it playable in Fleet Battles and Dogfight mode. The update will also add four new components. Fighters and Bombers can equip a Boost Extension, Interceptors and Fighters will get Ion Rockets, Bombers and Fighters will get Prototype Piercing Torpedoes, and Support ships will get the Anti-Material Rocket Turret for targeting capital ships and deployables.

Then in December, the game will update to version 4.0. That will include two new starfighters: the New Republic B-wing and the Imperial TIE Defender. The B-wing will be a Bomber-class ship and the TIE Defender will be a Fighter-class. That update will also bring custom matches, allowing you to modify your rule sets with variables like capital ship health, restricting certain fighters, and more.

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"Your enthusiastic support for Squadrons has enabled us to expand upon it further in all the ways outlined above, and I couldn't be more thrilled," said game director Ian Frazier, in the announcement. "I'm particularly excited about the Custom Matches feature because it will allow you, the community, to take more ownership of the game and create your own experiences for a long time to come."

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