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Star Wars Battlefront gets its Death Star

If you’re a Season Pass owner for Star Wars Battlefront, we’ve got good news. The Death Star raid is live.

That’s no moon

It’s one of the coolest moments in the original Star Wars film, and an important moment in the fiction’s lore. It was also the first such event in what would become a series of them in the Star Wars universe, but I digress. Simply put, the Death Star raid is pretty awesome.

More than just the trench run and space battle though, the Death Star map in Star Wars Battlefront also gets up close and personal. Players will have to be part of an assault crew in the battle station itself to complete a mission there. There’s quite a bit to it, and of course, it all looks pretty awesome.

In all, there’s quite a bit of new stuff added with this mission. New maps, weapons, and -of course- Bossk and Chewy himself are now playable too. It’s not available for everyone with the game though. As I mentioned, this release is just for the Season Pass owners.

Everyone else will be able to play too, but not till October 4th. That’s when the map will be up for purchase, and can be added to non-Season Pass authorized copies of Star Wars Battlefront for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Here’s your full list of what’s new:

The full Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Death Star digital expansion pack includes:

  • 2 playable hero characters

Chewbacca

Bossk

  • 5 multiplayer maps set in space and on the Death Star

Imperial Blockade

Defense Sector

Power Sector

Command Sector

Death Star Surface

  • 2 new blasters

K-16 Bryar Pistol

TL-50 Heavy Repeater

  • 2 additional Star Cards

Laser Trip Mine

Medical Droid

  • 2 new hero vehicles

Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1

Luke Skywalker’s Red Five X-wing

  • Battle Station game mode

Battle across 3 phases – each with a different objective – from space, to within the walls of the Death Star itself, and finally back to space.

All Star Wars™ Battlefront™ players will also get access to new player outfits: X-Wing Pilot, Death Star Trooper, Rebel Officer and Imperial Officer.

About Jason

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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