Unless Han sticks to the script and turns him into a black, smouldering corpse beforehand. Star Wars Battlefront’s Season Pass is really starting to kick in, and DICE have finally revealed everything players can expect to receive with the Outer Rim Pack. Above everything else, Outer Rim will introduce two brand new Hero characters, one of which is the infamous green hitman from a New Hope.
Joining Greedo is the oddly popular Nien Nunb – the very odd looking co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in the climatic final battle in Return of the Jedi. They’ll both join the villain and hero sides respectively, added to the (right now) limited roster.
The Outer Rim pack comes with a lot more than just two new characters though. Included is a brand new game mode called Extraction, which sounds a lot like Team Fortress 2’s Payload. Rebels will be tasked with protecting a convoy while it moves to extraction, while the Empire will attempt to stop them. This mode can be played across all existing maps and three new ones: the industrial factories of Sullust, Jabba’s throne room, and a sail barge garage on Tatooine.
Along with that comes some new weapons to take into battle, which will hopefully bolster the depressing shallow weapon pool. Out Rim will introduce the Relby V-10 rifle, DT-12 blaster pistol, Scatter Gun, Dioxis Grenade, and Adrenaline Stim Star Cards. It’s asking a lot of essentially two guns, a grenade and a perk, but here’s to hoping they shake things up meaningfully.
I’m still not entirely convinced of the worth in Battlefront’s Season pass, but if you’re full invested in DICE’s multiplayer-only shooter then it’s a no brainer. EA is already making a lot of money from it, even if The Force Awakens’ Finn desperately wants a single-player campaign too. Outer Rim is out later this month.
Last Updated: March 3, 2016