Sorry I’m a bit late with this news, but a new mode was announced yesterday for the upcoming Death Star DLC coming to Star Wars Battlefront next month, and it sounds awesome!
The mode is called Battle Station, and will feature three phases that will include players flying ships, and fighting on the ground inside the Death Star!
Here are the details on this new mode from the official EA Star Wars site:
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.
I was just hoping we would get Fighter Squadron for the Death Star DLC, but Battle Station sounds like it’s going to be so much more fun, and looks to give us a little bit of the old Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay with switching between space and ground combat, which I simply can’t wait to play.
Stay tuned for more details on Death Star DLC leading up to it’s release next month.