Star Wars Battlefront – New map and Game Mode on December 1st

Star Wars Battlefront - New map and Game Mode on December 1st

Star Wars Battlefront – New map and Game Mode on December 1st


Star Wars Battlefront will be getting a New map and the new Turning point Game Mode on December 1st, showcasing the Battle of Jakku, a location which will be in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie.

Everyone who bought the game on day-1 or pre-ordered the title will get to play on this map on December 1st, gaining a week head start of later players of the game, who will get to play this map on December 8th.  

  Star Wars Battlefront - New map and Game Mode on December 1st


This map will be taking place during the Battle of Jakku, one of the largest Battles in Star Wars History, taking place after Episode 6’s Battle of Endor and 29 years before it’s appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 


      Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.



Alongside the new Battle of Jakku Map the game will also be getting the all new Turning point game mode, which will have up to 40 players battle against each other in this infantry focused attackers vs defenders mode. 


Introducing Turning Point mode

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.


What are the rules of Turning Point?

Rebels need to locate and capture one of three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture. Moving through these increasingly challenging checkpoints, the ultimate goal is the Empire’s base where the final stand will take place.

What kinds of vehicles will be featured in Turning Point?

Since the starfighters are occupied in the battle above or simply destroyed, we wanted to highlight airspeeders and AT-STs in this mode. In contrast to its role in Walker Assault or Supremacy, the AT-ST is a slightly more defensive vehicle in this mode. Piloting it, you will need to move between areas a lot to meet the Rebel assault. If you’re in an airspeeder on the other hand, you’ll be on the offence, giving supportive fire to your Rebel team mates.


Star Wars Battlefront - New map and Game Mode on December 1st  

One of the most impressive parts about Star Wars Battlefront’s battle of Jakku map is that is is not just a massive visual spectacle to fight around, but that the battle above will affect the game below,  as ships crash, debris falls and even a super star destroyer crashes to the ground. 

This map will likely be the most demanding map in the game, given the maps large player count that the large battle that is going on all around the planet. You can see the game performance right now in our Star Wars Battlefront Performance review. 


How does the chaotic battle beyond add to the overall gameplay experience?

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.


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