Electronic Arts has just announced details for their first Star Wars Battlefront DLC. The name of the first pack is 'Outer Rim' and will be available sometime this month. This DLC includes a bunch of new features which include, new locations, heroes, a game mode, and more! One of the new maps takes place on Sullust, which is a planet known for lava flow and manufacturing plants. Players will engage in many short-ranged and long-ranged battles inside the palace of Jabba the Hutt. The other map added by this DLC will be Tatooine, which is set around Jabba's throne.
Two new hero characters will be available as part of the expansion. These two characters are Greedo and Nien Nunb, who can be seen in the image below. No other information has been released about these new heroes, but as we can tell from the image that was released, both heroes will use guns with Greedo carrying a pistol and Nien Nunb a rifle.
Those who purchase the DLC will also have access to the Relby V-10 rifle, the DT12 blaster pistol, as well as new Star Cards which include the two new weapons, the Scatter Gun, the Dioxis Grenade, and Adrenaline Stim. These new cards can be collected and used in battle.
Moving on to the new game mode, DICE is adding something along the lines of Capture the Flag. This new game mode will be called Extraction and works in a way similar to Capture the Flag, but it has several notable differences. Rebels will have to fight to deliver resources to their transport before time runs out. Players sided with the Empire will have to try and stop them from delivering the resources in order to win the match.
A release date has not been set for the DLC, but it is expected to release sometime in March for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Outer Rim will be available for those who purchased the $50 Season Pass. Several other DLC packs are expected to be announced sometime in the near future, so stay tuned!