EA has released the details revolving around Star Wars Battlefront: Battle of Jakku, the first additional content coming in a few weeks to Star Wars: Battlefront. This will tell the story of the “Star Destroyer Graveyard” Rey scavenges in the The Force Awakens.
The peripheral action on the larger map – Graveyard of Giants – is truly a great visual spectacle. The battles are ever-present; debris will be falling from the skies, and you’ll even see a Super Star Destroyer come crashing down during the round.
It is against this landscape that the battle takes place. The game mode is new, however:
Turning Point is a vast Star Wars Battlefront game mode for 40 players, included in The Battle of Jakku. This mode portrays the efforts of the Rebel Alliance to defeat the Empire following the Battle of Endor. Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall explains:
“At the edge of the map, the Empire has constructed a make-shift base as well as smaller fortifications strewn across the landscape. Following an emergency landing, the Rebels need to locate the enemy bases to attack and take control of them all.”
There are three control points held by the Imperials that the Rebels need to effectively capture in order to win. Each point is more challenging than the next, culminating in the capture of the Empire’s base. AT-STs will be the primary vehicle of the Empire whereas Airspeeders will be the primary weapon of the Rebels.
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