EA and DICE have released a new gameplay trailer for Star Wars Battlefront’s next DLC expansion, the Death Star. It looks so good, it almost makes it look like an entirely new game, so this will surely drag fans back in. The Death Star DLC introduces a new ‘three phase’ combat setup, which you can learn about below.
The new Battle Station mode sees Rebels and Imperials fighting in and around the Death Star, both in space battles and ground combat within the station itself. The DLC also introduces Chewbacca as a playable character, which will please many fans surely.
In Phase 1 you’ll be flying X-wings and A-wings against TIE fighters and TIE interceptors in space! The main objective in this phase is for Rebels to destroy enough TIE fighters until their Y-wing support can come in to weaken the Star Destroyer’s defenses. Once vulnerable, Rebel starfighters can attack the weak spots in an effort to bring the Star Destroyer down. In an effort to help defend this key asset for the Empire, players along with AI ships will be set up to help defend the Star Destroyer.
Phase 2 will have players fighting inside this iconic space station among areas inspired by the classic trilogy. Rebel infantry will be tasked with extracting a priority droid from within the Death Star. Amidst the chaos of battle, you’ll be able to gain an advantage by taking up arms as our new heroes Bossk and Chewbacca!
And finally, in the culmination of the new mode, players head back into space where the Rebels need to end the battle once and for all – by blowing up the Death Star! Players can become the hero of the Rebellion, Luke Skywalker, in his Red-5 X-wing as they attempt to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. But beware as Darth Vader has been dispatched to protect the Empire’s asset in his TIE Advanced.
The Death Star expansion releases on September 20th for season pass holders, but you can also grab it as a standalone download if you really want to give this a shot.
May the Force be with you.