Whether you’re new to Star Wars Battlefront or are an old hand who simply hasn’t picked up the game’s Outer Rim DLC just yet, you’ll want to be sure to boot up the game over the weekend to experience that very content free of charge.
Star Wars Battlefront’s first DLC pack, Outer Rim launched a little while back, giving Rebel scum, bounty hunters and the like a bunch of new toys to play with on the battlefield, as well as a handful of new arenas to hunt each other down in. In case you haven’t ponied up the funds to pick up that content for yourself, though, EA wants to give you a chance to test drive the goods over the next several days.
From May 12-15, the Outer Rim content will be available to all Battlefront players, which boasts four multiplayer maps including Jabba’s Palace, the SoroSuub Refinery, the Palace Garage and Pipelines. The garage is located on Tatooine, for those of you who are nostalgic for the original trilogy, while the Pipelines map is set up on Sullust.
But wait, there’s more! Included in this weekend’s free play is the new game mode, Extraction.
Still not convinced? Then what if I told you Battlefront players will this weekend be able to try out the Outer Rim DLC’s heroes, Greedo and Nien Nunb, for no cost, too? You’ll still need to activate them like you normally would, but at least you’ll get to see them in action before deciding if you want to fork over the $15 needed to permanently buy everything mentioned above, as well as some new blasters and grenades.
Said new gear includes the DT-12 pistol, the Relby V-10 rifle, a Scatter Gun, as well as the Dioxis Grenade. You’ll also get to play around with some new Adrenaline Stim Star Cards, which let you fine-tune your character with some fun new perks.
Again, all of this content is free of charge through the weekend and, come Monday morning, you’ll need to fork over some cold, hard cash if you want to keep it all. Now that I think about it, a good way to sell folks on new DLC might be to offer a weekend like this during launch week. Then again, it looks like more and more developers are moving the direction of free DLC maps and modes. Naughty Dog announced recently that it would be using that type of model in order to keep its Uncharted 4 community united. Players typically start to fall off if more maps and modes are made unavailable to them when they don’t have the funds to join in on the fun.
Of course, user feedback is also a good way to find out if something is worth picking up. Feel free to take to the comments and let us know what you think of the Outer Rim DLC.