New characters, maps, gear, and another mode
As attentive fans predicted, Greedo (A New Hope) and Nien Nunb (Return of the Jedi) are indeed coming to Star Wars Battlefront as hero characters. This franchise sure loves its kooky names.
Greedo and Nien are part of this month’s Outer Rim DLC which, among other things, introduces a mode called Extraction. Here’s the setup: “Rebel forces have entered some of the most dangerous places in the Outer Rim in order to extract a valuable shipment of resources. Now they must bring the shipment to their transport ship before time runs out. The Empire has arrived to stop them from reaching the extraction point.”
The expansion pack also adds gear — the Relby V-10 rifle, DT-12 blaster pistol, Scatter Gun, Dioxis Grenade, and Adrenaline Stim — plus a pair of maps. One is an industrial area on Sullust, while the other takes place around Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine.
I can’t help but wish more of this stuff had been in the content-light game at or around launch. Maybe I’d still be playing it! Instead, Outer Rim is one of the four packs featured in the $49.99 season pass, which makes its otherwise decent-sounding additions a lot less appealing.
Outer Rim [Star Wars Battlefront]