If DICE and EA were hoping to keep the DLC under wraps for Star Wars: Battlefront just a little bit longer, they may have failed miserably because GameStop appears to have leaked the date and price for the first bit of paid DLC for the game.
Game Informer is reporting that a retailer listing on GameStop has leaked when gamers will be able to get their hands on the Outer Rim DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront. In fact, the listing is still up and available right now over on the official GameStop website.
The listing on GameStop shows that gamers can pre-order the DLC right now for $14.99 and that it will release on April 5th, 2016 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Star Wars: Battlefront DLC pack includes four brand new maps to play across, as well as new weapons – although they don't actually say what these new weapons are – and perhaps the most exciting aspect: two new playable characters. The new playable characters include the Sullustan rebel Nien Nunb and the Rodian bounty hunter, Greedo. There's also a brand new game mode that is available for players to check out called “Extraction”. The mode is exactly what it sounds like, pitting players against a clock as they race to both gather up specific material and eventually get it to the extraction zone before the timer runs out.
We know that at least two of the four playable maps will include a location that puts players amongst the factories of Sullust, and that another map will see players venturing into the dank caves of Jabba's palace on Tatooine. Beyond that we don't know exactly what the rest of the Outer Rim maps will be like for Star Wars: Battlefront. The two maps could be additional locations on Tatooine and Sullust or they could be locations for other planets such as Hoth or Endor.
The Outer Rim pack being priced at $14.99 makes it a fairly hefty individual purchase and gamers may or may not want to actually take the dive unless they can know for sure that it's worth it. Since expectations for Star Wars: Battlefront weren't exactly what fans expected, gamers are likely going to wait and see how great the DLC is before reaching into their wallets. Star Wars: Battlefront does have a season pass available for around $49.99 that guarantees that gamers will gain access to the major premium DLC packs that are released throughout 2016, but is it priced appropriately enough to convince gamers that the rest of the packs will be worth paying for a brand new game?
Regardless of the DLC pricing, it looks as if you can get your hands on the new Star Wars: Battlefront content for home consoles and PC starting April 5th.