Battlefront’s first season pass DLC is out early 2016

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Star Wars Battlefront dropped yesterday to mixed, mostly positive reviews, with many critics questioning the longevity of DICE’s take on the beloved shooter franchise. EA has been doing some odd things with their games lately too, turfing out microtransaction (yay) but doubling down on season passes (nay). Battlefront is no exception, with an incredibly expensive $50 season pass accompanying it. And that content is coming soon.

The first bit of DLC part of the season pass will drop in early 2016 according to EA, although what that content will be is yet to be determined. What EA do know is that if you pre-order the season pass RIGHT NOW, you get access to an exclusive “Shoot First” emoji and I can no longer keep a straight face this is too ridiculous.

Expand your galaxy with the Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Season Pass*. Get 4 upcoming digital expansion packs filled with new content that will take you to new locations across a galaxy far, far away. Act now to secure two-week early access to each expansion pack and an exclusive “Shoot First” emote. The first expansion pack will be released in early 2016. Stay tuned for more details on Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass* in the coming weeks

I find it incredibly interesting that around a month ago EA and DICE were pretty confused as to what could be in their season pass, even though they used that exact time to announce one existed. It seems either they weren’t ready to share anything, or development on the first pack really ramped up in the past month or so.

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Either way it’s another frankly unacceptable way to segment a game while charging nearly double the standard price for all content. But hey, Star Wars Battlefront pre-orders were way higher than EA expected them to be and I’m pretty sure the season pass isn’t that far behind. So I’m sure we can expect more of this in the future. Emoji!

Last Updated: November 18, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    • Hammersteyn

      Actually it makes me want to drive a flaming truck full of chemical and biological waste into their headquarters. I wonder what the ration is for people that complain to people that buy season passes. I bet it’s something like 1 to 10 000

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Sounds about right. I think they either just don’t care because they’re idiots, or are afraid that if they complain someone might take their precious game away.

        • Dutch Matrix

          I think it’s Newbie based, geeky version lust. Kinda like geek gangsterism. Like somewhere a hipster just went: Man! Just dropped some serious dough on that Star Wars Season’s Pass y’all! Gonna trip like Han all Solo’in blastin ’em Greebo’s first in da face!

        • Hammersteyn

          Forgot … again 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You didn’t buy the comment season pass. ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            Huehuehue

        • The Sten

          Its because most of them are young (mommy’s credit card) or dont have jobs yet. They dont understand money, or its worth, or where it comes from. Someone who earns their own money takes one look at what they’re getting for all that dollar avoids it like the plague.

          Its easy to do business with fools

    • Dutch Matrix

      I’d go with die then weep. Because Pennywise knows, someone at EA should get a wake up scare.

  • Hammersteyn

    I found this to be excrement. Not the article mind you.

    • Dutch Matrix

      I needed to badly go make excrement due to a tummy ailment I had. This just helped. Web-based Brooklax!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I don’t know. Their marketing has inspired me. I’m going to rush out and buy the season pass. I don’t even care that I don’t have the base game. I just love surprises!

      • Dutch Matrix

        Trevor. I am pregnant. SURPRISE! You are the father.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I’m not surprised. I’m incredibly virile in virtual spaces. I’m more surprised that it took this long.

          • Dutch Matrix

            Oh they don’t call me Mr Longtime for nothing you know!

      • Hammersteyn

        lol

  • HairyEwok

    I miss those days when a DLC was something you got from a PC Format or NAG CD. Buy the Mag and see to your surprise there is extra content for your game. Instant awesomeness.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Preach it you hairy bugger!

  • Nikola

    And somebody cares about this? Or this game? LOL!

  • Nikola

    ….This actually just upsets me!!! Seems EA is back to it’s old ways thought they were turning a new page but nope!

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      The Albanian is correct, this is shameful!

      • Nikola

        Ohhh NOOOO!!! Already DAMN YOU SAGEVILLE!!!!

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja
        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          There’s nothing wrong with being an Albanian. I also like dark chocolate, especially the Lindt orange one.

          • Nikola

            There is everything wrong with it hahaha….I am sensing there is a joke there somewhere regarding the chocolate but I ain’t getting it:( But I do love that chocolate as well!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Nestle Albany chocolate 🙁

  • WitWolfy

    BT Games are gonna have A LOT of Battlefront trade-ins soon…

  • Jac7

    Are people still playing this?

    • Hammersteyn

      Rofl

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Is it just me or is EA keen for another golden poo award?

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