Everyone knows that the real hero in that galaxy far, far away is a stout droid with the designation R2-D2. Now, Electronic Arts is giving players the chance to accurately portray that irrefutable fact.
The publisher released a trailer for the new Death Star expansion that is available now in developer DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront shooter on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for anyone who has the game’s Season Pass add-on. This extra content introduces five maps including its first space battle. As the name of the DLC suggests, these stages all focus on the Death Star, so you can expect to have to fend off turbolasers and to fight it out with stormtroopers around tractor-beam power generators. Oh, and you can’t siege the Death Star without the help of new playable hero characters like the Wookiee Chewbacca and the loyal R2-D2. But the Empire is getting some help as well in the form of bounty hunter Bossk (the lizard-looking character from The Empire Strikes Back).
Star Wars: Battlefront has found some success as the first big-budget release from EA following its licensing deal Disney. But the game did receive some early criticisms for lacking a single-player campaign and not having an overabundance of content in multiplayer. But DICE has spent the year since Battlefront’s November 17 release expanding the shooter with a series of updates that introduce new settings, modes, and characters.
In the video for the latest update, you can see R2D2, Chewie, and Bossk in action. Check it out:
In addition to the new characters, Battlefront is getting a new pistol and a new heavy repeater. That should help mix up the ground element. In the skies, meanwhile, players can hop into Luke Skywalker’s Red Five X-wing or Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced starfighter from A New Hope. Both of these are available as part of the new Death Star Trench Run mode.