Star Wars: Battlefront Latest News
EA chose not to include a campaign mode in Star Wars Battlefront in order to save time and meet Force Awakens launch date.
Patrick Soderlund, EA Studios boss, explained at EA’s Investor Day event that Battlefront’s campaign needed to be cut in order to ship the game in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens launch. This decision made sense sales-wise but critically it was not received very well, landing at 72 on Metacritic (the Xbox version landed at 75).
This morning, EA’s Community Manager, known as Sledgehammer70, announced the patch notes for Star Wars Battlefront’s May Client Update for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Some changes include the option to press enter (PC) in order to open the chat channel, “various tweaks to the auto balance and matchmaking systems” and a long list of changes to the game’s heroes.
A few days ago, awas released to fix the "instant level 60" exploit introduced when the Outer Rim DLC was released last week. However, there are still several pressing bugs that the DLC added that are being by EA Dice.
A few days ago, a majorwas released that added free content for Star Wars: Battlefront alongside the premium Outer Rim DLC. However, that update also created an exploit that allowed users to instantly achieve level 60. It has been addressed in a hotfix released earlier this morning that brought servers down temporarily.
The Outer Rim DLC is now available for Star Wars: Battlefront season pass owners, and weighs in at just under 9 GB of hard drive space. It includes some new gameplay modes, weapons, heroes, maps and a level cap increase to 60. The DLC also adds a new feature called Hutt Contracts.