Get your first taste of The Force Awakens in Star Wars Battlefront

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Battle of Jakku Battlefront teaser

Star Wars Battlefront is just under two weeks away from release, and it’s seeking to hit all those nostalgic buttons deep inside of you with recreations of classic film battles. This is no clearer than Hoth’s Walker Assault – a memorable moment from the best Star Wars film around, The Empire Strikes Back. But EA and DICE aren’t just set on looking at the past. In fact, Battlefront is going to give us a peek at the future of Star Wars too.

That kicks off with The Battle of Jakku, the game’s first DLC map that will feature the never before seen planet making its debut in December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The dusty, Tatooine-like planet has been featured in almost all the trailers, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of people didn’t know it was different. Battlefront does, and the teaser for the map looks like my kind of chaos.

Battlefront will be the only way to actually experience the battle that took place after Episode Iv’s rebel victory on Endor. The Battle of Jakku takes place in the weird 30 or so years between the films, so by the time you see Finn and Rey the planet will already be littered with the husks of Star Destroyers past. It’s probably not going to give any really necessary story, but it’s a neat trick for battlefront to pull.

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Of course it will cost you, and players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be able to hop into the map a full week early. Considering how pleased EA has been with the uptake so far, that should reach into the millions.

Last Updated: November 4, 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.

  • Sean Carbutt

    Oh good old EA. It’s funny how they already have a DLC planned before the actual game is released. Smells like a Craptavision / Bunged Gee turd to me. Lets cut out content from the actual game and flog it off as “extra” content.

  • Hammersteyn

    Truly the Darkside is strong in gaming if people are excited for this game and gleefully embrace all the DLC. Yes I know this one is free, the reason being to get preorder numbers way up so that the suits are happy.
    In movie terms we’re probably near the end of Episode 2.

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Jakku is to Tatooine, as BF is to BF4.
    Same thing, different skin

  • WitWolfy

    Cant believe people are actually going to buy this… Even after the whole Angry Joe vs dev fallout on the $100 season pass.

  • GooseZA

    “after Episode Iv’s rebel victory on Endor”

    Should be Episode VI =)

  • MakeItLegal

    Consumerism at its finest…..EA , is just a hate/kinda hate relationship…what ever , will pass , Battlefield hardline is still such a fucking regret , i will rarther wait for a new BF 5 than anything else , why call it star wars battlefront ? why not just something else ? Execs are lame and outta touch

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