In celebration of launching the season pass version of the Outer Rim DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront, Electronic Arts has announced that they're offering a weekend of free credits to everyone who logs in, whether they have the Outer Rim DLC or not.

Game Informer noted that EA is giving away 5,000 free in-game credits for anyone who logs into the game this weekend. There are no strings attached, no subscriptions to pay, no DLC to buy, and no souls to give away.

If you own a copy of Star Wars: Battlefront then just boot the game and grab all those free galactic credits so you can use them to buy new weapons, unlock characters, and upgrade your item stash.

It wasn't particularly hard making credits in Star Wars: Battlefront, and with a decent run in an average game of Supremacy you could step away with 500 credits pretty easily. So 5,000 may seem like a lot, but it's about your standard play session if you're really good at the game.

The giving away of credits comes in celebration of the Outer Rim DLC being made available to season pass holders this past week on March 22nd. DICE and Electronic Arts have plans on making the DLC available to everyone starting April 5th in two weeks.

The Outer Rim is just one of four new packs due out this year for Battlefront. It features two new playable heroes, the Rebel fighter Nien Nunb, and the iconic bounty hunter Greedo. Both characters come with their own special abilities and moves, but the one thing that gets to me is that they put Greedo on the Jabba's palace stage in Tatooine. That seems silly given that it should have been either Han Solo and Boba Fett or Leia and Boba Fett. Heck it could have even been Luke and Boba Fett- they were all involved in that little shindig at the time. Nevertheless they decided to put Greedo and Han together, which probably would have made more sense based around Tatooine's Cantina.

Anyway, after the Outer Rim drops for Battlefront on April 5th, Electronic Arts will follow up on it with the release of the Bespin Cloud City in the summer. They didn't roll out a lot of details about what all maps they'll include in Bespin, but expect at least one map centered around flying.

Later in the fall DICE and EA have plans on rolling out the Death Star map. This is something that could end up having a lot of people a little peeved because it was one of the standard maps in Star Wars: Battlefront 2, and it was a very popular map at that. Having a Death Star “trench run” style map would likely make some gamers feel as if the content was withheld given that a lot of people had been asking for space battles in DICE's Battlefront, but it was stated that they wouldn't make it into the game. We'll see how they handle the Death Star content when it launches this fall.

They're going to round out the DLC season pass with the final pack launching in the early half of 2017. They have no details on this last pack but hopefully it's something good.

In the meantime, you can start enjoying those free 5,000 credits.
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