New Rogue One DLC Launching Soon for Star Wars Battlefront
Hot on the heels of the recent Rogue One featurette release, word has been given that the Star Wars fandom is getting yet another addition to the gaming franchise. Star Wars Battlefront will soon be releasing the Rogue One DLC titled Scarif, just in time to ring in the soon-to-be-released film fans have been awaiting for a year.
For Star Wars fans everywhere, this is a great way to tie in the game with the holiday-released film. The DLC content will include four new maps to explore, including the tropical planet, Scarif, where the DLC takes it’s namesake from. Aside from these additional maps, players will also get a chance to meet two new characters and play them in this star-crossed space odyssey.
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If you are unfamiliar with these two characters, Jyn Erso will be given the tough task of stealing the Death Star plans in order to give the Rogues a fighting chance in stopping the Empire. Conversely, Orson Krennic is a character who will be instrumental in creating the very same station that the Rogues are so desperately trying to overthrow. It’s going to be a serious battle of wills when it comes to saving the galaxy, and you as the players, are tasked with deciding whose side you will be on in this intergalactic war. No pressure.
The Scarif DLC pack will be available to download on December 6th this year, just ten days before the film’s release. If you are a season pass holder, you will automatically get this map pack. If you are not a season pass holder, or are just strapped for cash, don’t worry. There is an alternate Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission that will be totally free, releasing the same day as the Scarif DLC pack. Unfortunately, you have to be a PlayStation gamer to get it, but it’s a nice little perk all the same.
Star Wars has been a favorite franchise for generations. With the release of the newest edition of Battlefront and the announcement of Battlefront Ultimate edition, the game has opened up doors to a whole new generation of players to experience the thrills of a galaxy far, far away. What do you guys think? Are you excited for this new DLC’s release? Will you be checking out the film’s release for yourself? Let us know in the comments below, and may the Force be with you!