Star Wars Battlefront 2

The release for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is fast approaching for PC, PS4 and Xbox One this fall. The game features a bunch of new modes that weren't present in the original 2015 release, and EA proved that by revealing all of the new and old maps that will be present in the upcoming release.

The list of maps from the various modes were posted up over on the official EA Star Wars Twitter account. As you can see, the list is quite extensive, featuring a total of 11 different maps that will allow you to participate in a variety of different game modes, including Galactic Assault.

The Galactic Assault centers around objective-themed scenarios where players attempt to work with their teammates to complete objectives while engaged in either space dogfights against opponents or ground-based battles. In some cases the Rebels will have to complete objectives, while in other cases the Empire may have to complete objectives... or in the case of the Clone War era factions, each side will either have to attack or defend.

One of the new Star Wars: Battlefront 2 modes was demonstrated a short while ago, where we got to see how the action moves in and out of large stations out in space as players attempted to complete various objectives within a set amount of time. It's not unlike the space battle maps from the original Battlefront 2 that Pandemic made more than a decade ago. The big difference is that you were able to get out of your ship and land inside the opposing team's base in the old game on the OG Xbox and PS2.

Before revealing the maps, however, EA played a little game with the community, posting a tweet with all of the map names coded in question marks. The trick was that the length of the names were the same as the original, just that the alphabet and numerical values all had question marks over them, as indicated in the tweet below.

It took the gaming community approximately 23 minutes to decode the entire list. Some people weren't entirely pleased with the 11 maps for the Galactic Assault, but that doesn't include the variations of the maps for the other modes.

Unlike in DICE's original Star Wars: Battlefront, there's more than just the standard Conquest multiplayer modes that were present, where players simply had to take control of an area of the map in order to progress to the next area. There were also some single-player modes and a two-player splitscreen feature, but gamers were really interested in the more traditional modes made famous by Pandemic.

On the upside, if you don't think the 11 maps are good enough, there will be additional maps made available for the game... for free. EA will be adopting Ubisoft's DLC practices that went over quite well with For Honor and Rainbow Six: Siege.

You can look for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to launch this November for PS4, PC and Xbox One.

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