When Star Wars: Battlefront released in 2013, it faced heavy criticism for the lack of content that excluded all but four planets and a handful of maps and game modes. Players expressed disappointment for the remake of what had been a classic video game series in the early 2000s, and while Battlefront’s base content would eventually be supplemented with a number of DLC packs, any chance at redemption was hampered by the entire package’s high price. As Star Wars: Battlefront 2 attempts to restore the franchise to its former glory with promises of free future content, it seems that the developers have made one last ditch effort to both promote the upcoming title and redeem the old.
In a pleasantly surprising move, Electronic Arts has made the Season Pass for Star Wars: Battlefront totally free for all systems. You can find it for your respective console via its page on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store (with Xbox Gold), and Origin.
The Season Pass opens up access to:
- The Outer Rim maps of Sullust’s industrial mining facility and Jabba the Hutt’s throne room on Tatooine, the Relby V-10 rifle and DT-12 blaster pistol in addition to a number of new Star Cards, and the two “iconic” heroes Greedo and Nien Nunb. This also opens up access the Extraction game mode, in which players must escort valuable resources while the enemy team fights to secure them.
- The towering Cloud City of Bepsin, which includes access to hero units Lando Calrissian and Dengar, a bounty hunter. Like the former DLC, this expansion comes with two new weapons, star cards, and a game mode called Sabotage. There’s also a new vehicle: the infamously awkwardly-shaped Cloud Car of Bespin.
- The Death Star. Five new maps, access to Chewbacca and the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk, more weapons, star cards, and two new vehicles. The game mode for this DLC is called “Battle Station,” and involves a multi-phase battle that takes players from space to the interior of the Death Star.
- The planet of Scarif from the movie Rogue One. Scarif introduces the playable protagonist of the film, Jyn Erso, as well as the antagonist, Orson Krennic. There’s now an Infiltration game mode that follows the plot of the movie in another multi-stage mission, which includes the pilotable U-wing from the movie and another batch of guns and cards.
Star Wars: Battlefront is also on sale at 83% off ($5.00), though be quick; both the sale and the Season Pass are available “for a limited time only.” If you’re still on the fence about the sequel, now’s an excellent time to try out the original and see if the game might be for you.