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What we've learned from the Battlefront trailer and panel

by: Chapel -
More On: Star Wars: Battlefront

As I was watching the Battlefront panel, I was jotting some stuff down that either caught my eye or ear, and I'll compile it here.

  • Confirmed maps are Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, Sullust and Jakku. 
  • Hoth will take place at least partially in Echo Base, and the canyons of Tatooine will be seen, presumably from the cockpit of an X-Wing.
  • Battle of Jakku will be free dlc on December 8th, and a week before for pre-orders. Jakku is the planet with the downed Star Destroyer in the Episode VII movie trailer, and the game will tie into the movie.
  • Starship fighting confirmed, but all of it was on land so no word on space battles.
  • Other vehicles like AT-AT and AT-ST confirmed. An AT-AT gets destroyed by a group of Y-Wing bombers in the trailer, which could either be player controlled or maybe a kill streak or air strike of some sort.
  • Hero characters confirmed. We saw Boba Fett and Darth Vader.
  • Launching November 17th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
  • 1st and 3rd person confirmed.

There were a few other little details I noticed that made me curious. Particularly, on Endor a rebel trooper was using the E-11 Blaster Rifle, which is the weapon of the Stormtroopers. Hopefully this means that we will be able to customize our weapons and not be stuck using the one or two weapons we see on each side in the movies.

It looks great. I'm disappointed it wasn't gameplay footage, but it's great anyway.

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