Star Wars Battlefront’s $50 season pass contents revealed

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60 bucks is enough! 60 bucks is enough! Or is it? Can your puny alliance of steadfast one-time purchasers stand up against the might of the Galactic Season Pass Empire? Ha! Now watch as I crush this insurrection, once and for all! Bear witness, the this fully armed and operational season pass!

Meanwhile, outside of the EA investors meeting:

Season passes are easily the most divisive promises out there. Some folks fall for them, some spurn them and others decide to wait out a few months of FOMO and see what they have to offer after they’ve been on the marketplace for a while. And it’s not enough to just have extra content lined up after launch.

Said content has to have a hook if you want people to blindly throw down cash for it. With Star Wars: Battlefront, that hook comes in the form of early access to each expansion pack, to the tune of two weeks. Which is a very clever way to quickly beta-test content. Anyway, here’s what the season pass will be offering:

  • Over 20 new pieces of galactic tech including weapons, vehicles, and Star Cards for both Rebels and Imperials
  • Four more heroes and villains for you to fight as or against
  • 16 additional multiplayer maps featuring new locations
  • Four exciting new game modes
  • Two-week early access to each expansion pack
  • Exclusive “Shoot First” emote
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Here’s the stinger: That season pass is going to cost $50. That brings the total cost for the dedicated Star Wars fan, to $110 then. And that’s absolutely ridiculous. EA Access players aren’t happy with the apparent light smattering of content that is available in the base game, and selling extra game modes in a multiplayer-only title feels like an Imperial slap in the face.

I don’t mind publishers charging cash for silly cosmetic items, but this is ridiculous. It also splinters the community, between the haves and have-nots. And that’s not a sound strategy when you’re attempting to keep your new big budget game alive beyond week one.

Last Updated: November 16, 2015

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  • Francois Knoetze

    16 additional maps is impressive though. Don’t know if it is worth it though. One thing mister Bonthuys: Quoting in Rands and not “Dorrars” might help us local blokes decide if it is worth it to blow dosh on silly things. The Rand/Dollar is fluctuating so much at the moment we might need to rip out our calculators every 2nd day to see what it will cost us.

    • Pariah

      I have a Chrome plugin that automatically changes dollar values into rands according to the current exchange rate. So that $110 shows as R1 578.46 for me.

      • Dutch Matrix

        Now I miss my childhood, when we played Star Wars ‘multiplayer’ for free with broomsticks and guns made from tomato crates

      • Francois Knoetze

        I…Use…Safari…Me and Chrome are not good friends and I suffer from Apple Ecosystem Syndrome.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      I like the variation in your profile pic dude.

      • Francois Knoetze

        Hahaha! dude I am following all the other peeps in supporting France with the attacks…that FB pic of mine has been hanging there for a year bec it’s the only wedding pic of myself where I don’t look like a hungover starstruck mofo 😛

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s 4 new maps max, with variations of those or the original ones for different game modes.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    HAHAHAHA $110? Nope!

  • WitWolfy

    “16 additional multiplayer maps featuring new locations”

    Dont have the time to finish a game?? Sell the rest as DLC!!!

    • Dutch Matrix

      It was finished. Then some EA exec said: Take out 16 of those maps and let’s make the fanboys pay!

      • WitWolfy

        Yea, you’re right! We are talking about EA here after all…

  • And watch those fanboys eat it up.

    Mmmmm, delicious.

  • Hammersteyn
  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

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  • The Sten

    I skipped out on this one for this exact reason.

    This shit is as certain as death and taxes these days unfortunately.

  • So basically half the game will be stuck behind a $50 paywall?

    Nice. /s

    • Hammersteyn

      And people will happily pay for it too

      • Pariah

        Happily? No. Blindly? Yes.

        • Hammersteyn

          Ignorance is bliss. So maybe both?

      • You mean like Destiny?

        *runs*

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          #ShotsFired

          • AfricanTime

            #toosoon ??

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            #NEVERtooSOON

        • WitWolfy

          THAT JUST HAPPENED!

        • Hammersteyn

          hehe, I was happy with Destiny though. Base game had lots of stuff to do. Season pass was half the price of the base game and had two big DLC additions that rounded of year one. Year two revamped how you upgrade guns and added lots of new exotics. I’m close to 600 hours on Destiny so I can’t say I didn’t get my money’s worth.

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Hey EA, Jack has something to show you:

    http://i55.tinypic.com/2ugnvdd.jpg

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    So the complete game really does cost $110 when adding in the “optional” season pass. Pay up, suckers. It must be tough on the wallet being a Star Wars fan.

    • Pariah

      It’s much less tough when you don’t leave your brain in the toilet whenever Star Wars is mentioned. 😛

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Well obviously you can leave your brain wherever you prefer when Star Wars comes up. :/

        • Dutch Matrix

          Come on! We both know Pariah has no brain!

    • I’m a Star Wars fan, but I’m not completely brain-dead.

  • Jonah Cash

    This will be the next Evolve in 6 months time…

  • Can’t I just use my Battlefield 4 season pass?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      BWHAHAHAHAHA WINNER!

      • I actually have one… so win/loose for me xD

  • Nikola

    aaaaaand EA is back was worried for a second there they turned over a new leaf:)

  • Pieter Kruger

    Been playing this the weekend(multiplayer only, didn’t bother with the campaign) It’s fun & pretty but is just a BF4 mod really with less weapons and weapon upgrades. Will definitely only grab it from the Vault next year!????

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Hey D, is the “shoot first” emote exclusive to players using the Han Solo hero character?

  • Sageville

    I’m a massive Star Wars fan, but I have zero love for this game since playing it at Rage.

    Either they really chose a bad demo for Rage or there just isn’t enough there to interest me, felt like a reskinned Battlefied or the likes…

  • Jac7

    EA has turned this game into a very expensive hooker – very pretty to look at, but you might feel kind of dirty spending that kind of money on it. Ag no man, fuck EA.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Yeah, NO!

  • 40 Insane Frogs
  • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

    I wouldn’t expect anything less from EA.

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    I believe EA has just helped me save $110. Thanks EA! You’re the best!

  • Remind me to get this one off G2A or cdkeys.com.

    EA doesn’t deserve the price they’re asking when they’re pulling these stunts.

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