Set your (Captain) Phasmas to stun! Battlefront 2’s first free DLC detailed!

Well you can’t say that the Star Wars Universe is resting on its laurels at the moment.  We’ve had the Access trial released for Battlefront 2 a couple of days ago.  Then it was announced that Rian Johnson (director of upcoming ‘The Last Jedi’) will be handling the creation of the next trilogy of films after Episode IX is released. Then it was announced that there will be a live-action Star Wars TV show to air in 2019!!!  This is exhausting!

Now we get a cherry on an already large and sinful cake of entertainment in the form of news of the upcoming free first DLC for Battlefront 2 centred around the next film.  Starting December 5th, this extra content will roll out over the month.  In short, we will be getting (as per EA’s blurb):

It all starts with choosing a side. On December 5, you’ll have an opportunity to align with the First Order or choose to fight for the Resistance. Your choice is important, as it will allow you to take part in special challenges that will grant your faction specific rewards.

Things kick into high gear on December 13. Your favorite stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn joins the fight for the Resistance and Captain Phasma steps on to the Battlefront for the First Order. They can be purchased with in-game Credits that week. Whichever faction is victorious in completing the most challenges that week will net a reward as well: a special Crate of high-power upgrades for Finn or Captain Phasma.

New locations and vehicles will also arrive. On December 13, the cinematic content from Star Wars™: The Last Jedicontinues with a new planetary map: Crait. The Starfighter Assault map of D’Qar will join as well, plus a new hero ship –  Tallie Lintra’s RZ-2 A-wing. Poe Dameron’s T-70 X-wing is also upgraded with a new ability inspired by Star Wars™The Last Jedi .

Iden Versio returns. In Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II Resurrection, you’ll join Commander Iden Versio during the days of the First Order’s rise to power. These new chapters of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II’s single-player story mode will be available December 13.

How the faction thing works i’m still not sure so that should be entertaining to find out.  I’m also intrigued by how they are serialising the SP campaign the way they are.  That is a neat way of bringing people back to the game periodically to catch up with Iden and her pals.

I’ve given a summary on my first impressions of the game here!

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