Star Wars Battlefront Gets A Major Update, New Maps, And More

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A major new update for Star Wars Battlefront has started rolling out across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Along with the usual tweaks to gameplay and general balance, we’re also getting a new map, a shiny new mission, and more.

The new map is called Twilight on Hoth, and sounds a bit like a romance novel about the forbidden love between a Rebel and his Tauntaun (or maybe that’s just me). Anyway, said map supports Walker Assault, Supremacy, Turning Point, Fighting Squadron, Drop Zone, and Heroes vs. Villains game modes.

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The new mission is called Survival in the Ice Caves – guess what you have to do to win? Meanwhile, a cool new film grain setting can be found in the video menu.

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Some welcome changes to the gameplay include the pre-round timer being lowered from 30 seconds to 20 seconds, and air vehicles being made a little easier to take down by ground troops. The size of the patch (on PS4 at least) is 4.4GB.

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You can find a complete list of changes over at the DICE forumsBattlefront’s first paid expansion, Outer Rim, is coming sometime in March, but we don’t have an exact release date just yet.


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