DICE have revealed a new multiplayer mode for Star Wars Battlefront, although it is nothing extraordinary, being nothing more than a team deathmatch mode similar to any other first person shooter’s competitive scene.
The new game mode is called ‘Blast’, and sees two teams of 10 square off against one another, with the winner team being the first to reach a kill count of 100, or whoever holds the lead after 10 minutes. The maps will be smaller versions of the existing maps, borrowing an element similar to the Battlefield series with its Team Deathmatch and Squad Deathmatch sectioning off of maps.
“Say you’ve just played Walker Assault mode on Hoth and then switched to Blast, still on Hoth–thanks to variations in lighting and time of day, you’ll definitely see a difference,” lead level designer Dennis Brännvall said in a post on the Battlefront website.
Weapons will be scattered throughout the map, allowing you to find better hardware to deal with your foes, whether the Rebel scum or the Imperial forces. No vehicles will be accessible during Blast, and it is confirmed that hero characters will be disabled for it too.
In a previous post this week on the Battlefront EA blog, a new game mode was teased for next week’s Gamescom show. Whether Blast is it, we don’t know, but it was hinted at something Starfighter related, so hopefully an air combat mode is being added to satisfy those feeling angered by the lack of space battles?