DICE and Electronic Arts are running some double XP events over the weekend in celebration of the digital and Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. This also arrives shortly after the launch of the first major DLC back for Star Wars: Battlefront called the Outer Rim.
Gamespot shuffled out a news story based on an update that was made over on the official Star Wars Battlefront website.
The double XP and credits event started on April 8th and will run all the way through to April 10th at 1am PST. Throughout this time, every kill, every steal, every explosion and every vehicle you take down, shoot down, and commandeer will net you double of everything.
The double XP and credit events in Star Wars: Battlefront seem kind of moot given how easy it is to unlock everything in the game, but for people who don't have a lot of time or just want to use the weekend to unlock all the goods quickly, it's a decent event.
Additionally, anyone who just purchased the Outer Rim content and wants to unlock some of the new goods that come along with it will likely want to take advantage of the weekend event. The new DLC features four new playable maps with the introduction of the new Extraction game mode. The four new maps includes Jabba's Palace, which is not unlike the one from Star Wars: Battlefront 2. There's the Palace Garage, the SoroSuub Refinery and the SoroSuub Pipelines, the last two of which are complex maps with lots of fiery lava that can do some serious damage if you stay in one place for too long.
The Extraction mode is a brand new game mode that sees the Rebels attempting to steal some precious cargo and escort it to the end of the level. It's like the typical protection or escort modes you might find in games like A.V.A or Team Fortress 2.
The Rebels will need to transfer the cargo from one checkpoint to the next in order to get to the end of the level. The Empire's job is to blast down the Rebel scum and prevent the cargo from reaching the end of the level. Given the limited physics-based destruction and very restricted environmental interactions, the Extraction mode is basically just another type of deathmatch in Star Wars: Battlefront. A game that would really seem cool with an Extraction/Escort mode is Rainbow Six: Siege due to its awesome physics-based destruction. One can always dream, no?
Anyway, if you want to get in on the action for Star Wars: Battlefront, you'll likely want to start playing over the weekend before the double XP and credits event runs out at the end of April 10th.
Electronic Arts and DICE still have some additional content plans in the pipeline for the galactic sci-fi shooter, with the next big expansion taking players to Cloud City on the mining planet of Bespin. Star Wars: Battlefront is available right now for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.