Today during EA’s E3 2017 briefing, developer DICE announced more details about Star Wars: Battlefront II’s “live service” ,that it will release free new content drops for the game through themed seasons that will “allow players to continue their hero’s journey in a world that is constantly growing.”
The first of the batches of content will be themed around the upcoming movieStar Wars: The Last Jedi. It will include the characters Finn and Captain Phasma, and it launches in December.
These free content drops will include a mix of new locations, characters, vehicles, modes, weapons, star cards, and more. Players will also be able to participate in regular live events and challenges that include their own special rewards.
“With Star Wars Battlefront II, we’ve really taken feedback from our players to heart, and you see that in the base game, which has so much more content than the first game–a new authentic single-player campaign, epic multiplayer, starfighter battles, and solo or co-op PvE on console – a huge game across all eras of the Star Wars films,” Battlefront II executive producer Matt Webster said in a statement. “But just as important is how we support the game after launch. Our live service is built around the philosophy of keeping our fans playing together with seasons that will add meaningful content and in-game events on a regular basis.”
Star Wars Battlefront II is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17. A multiplayer beta is scheduled for this fall. All fans who pre-order any edition of the game will get access to the beta early, as well as gain instant access to an upgraded “Epic Lightsaber Mastery Star Card” for Yoda.