First Expansion For Star Wars Battlefront II Announced; Will Introduce Playable Finn And Phasma

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Star Wars Battlefront II is set to come out next week, and EA is already teasing us with their upcoming event next month to promote the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. What's more, there's also an expansion on the Single Player mode, and we get to play again as Iden Versio in the rise to power of the First Order.

Check out the schedule for December:

via: EA Star Wars

Here are the official details from EA:

It all starts with choosing a side. On December 5, you'll have an opportunity to align with the First Order or choose to fight for the Resistance. Your choice is important, as it will allow you to take part in special challenges that will grant your faction specific rewards.

Things kick into high gear on December 13.Your favorite stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn joins the fight for the Resistance and Captain Phasma steps on to the Battlefront for the First Order. They can be purchased with in-game Credits that week. Whichever faction is victorious in completing the most challenges that week will net a reward as well: a special Crate of high-power upgrades for Finn or Captain Phasma.

New locations and vehicles will also arrive.On December 13, the cinematic content from Star Wars™: The Last Jedi continues with a new planetary map: Crait. The Starfighter Assault map of D'Qar will join as well, plus a new hero ship – Tallie Lintra's RZ-2 A-wing. Poe Dameron's T-70 X-wing is also upgraded with a new ability inspired by Star Wars™: The Last Jedi .

Iden Versio returns. In Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II Resurrection, you'll join Commander Iden Versio during the days of the First Order's rise to power. These new chapters of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II's single-player story mode will be available December 13.

Your choice of faction will continue to matter. Throughout December, you'll see your chosen faction's progress reflected in-game, as you fight alongside allies from around the world to swing the tide of battle.

After the first Battlefront was considered lacking and the DLC considered as too much of a cash grab, Battlefront II looks to remedy some bad blood between fans and give regular updates and DLC for free. With Blizzard's Overwatch being such a success, it's nice to see EA taking a leaf from their book and not requiring fans to pay for every expansion.

Though I've already played the beta and agree that the game feels amazing, I still want to wait for the reviews to come out. Nobody wants a repeat of the first Battlefront reboot back in 2015. Sure I won't be getting some exclusive pre-order content, but it's more important to encourage game companies not to pull stunts like that with their releases.

We want all content available whether it's pre-ordered or not!

Star Wars Battlefront II becomes available Nov. 17.

See Also: Here's How You Can Play Star Wars Battlefront II For Free Right Now


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