Nearly a year following its initial launch, Star Wars Battlefront is still going strong with regular updates. The next big piece of DLC for the game is called "Death Star," and its latest trailer boasts a couple of fan-favorite characters from the beloved sci-fi movie series.
Star Wars would be like a body operating without a heart if it wasn't for Chewbacca and R2-D2. We may not be able to understand what they're saying, but that fact makes how lovable they are all the more impressive.
That's why we're so happy to see them pop up in the latest trailer for Star Wars Battlefront's next big piece of DLC, Death Star. Set to release this month, Death Star will be included in the Battlefront season pass, so if you've already forked over the money, you'll be downloading this latest expansion to your epic space battles at no extra charge.
It's a pretty hefty piece of DLC, too, adding five new multiplayer maps to the Battlefront universe, which will allow you to keep fighting the good fight both on the ground and in space. You'll also be getting a couple of new weapons and Star Cards to customize your character, as well as a pair of new Heroes to control. Those heroes include Bossk the bounty hunter and, at long last, Chewbacca.
Those new weapons include the K-16 Bryar Pistol, as well as the TL-50t Heavy Repeater. We get that they are a heavy machine gun and a sidearm from their names, but we'll leave it to the bigger Star Wars fans to determine whether those are worth geeking out over or not.
The real star of the show, outside of Chewbacca and R2 of course, will be the inclusion of that new game mode that allows you to fly around in space...finally! The mission will let players attack or defend the Death Star and, just like when fighting on the ground, you'll be able to trigger heroes. This map's hero feature lets you pilot Darth Vader's Tie Advanced or even Luke Skywalker's Red Five X-Wing. The baddies are supposed to defend the Death Star while the Rebels aim to weaken its defenses and make a trench run to blow it out of the sky.
Look for all of that to be added to Battlefront in the next couple of days, launching for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Sept. 20.
We'd be interested in hearing from any Battlefront players in the audience. How has the game kept your interest over the past 12 months? If you've moved onto other things, will the Death Star update be enough to pull you back in? Let us know in the comments below.