Chewbacca finally comes to Star Wars Battlefront. Everyone’s favorite Wookie enters the fray in the Battlefront Death Star digital expansion pack.
Battlefront Season Pass owners can play the Death Star mode now in addition to getting access to two new characters. Joining Chewbacca is the Wookie-hunting Bossk from The Empire Strikes Back.
As with other updates, players get other new features including five multiplayer maps in space and the Death Star (Imperial Blockade, Defense Sector, Power Sector, Command Sector and Death Star Surface). Players can boost their arsenal as well with the K-16 Bryar Pistol and TL-50 Heavy Repeater. Laser Trip Mine and Medical Droid are added to the Star Cards section. There’s also some new player outfits as well with the X-Wing Pilot, Death Star Trooper, Rebel Officer and Imperial Officer.
The Battle Station game mode takes the fight across three phases — first from space, right to the walls of the Death Star before traveling back to space. In essence, you’ll be re-enacting the pivotal scene from Star Wars or Return of the Jedi.
Most importantly, players will be able to pilot two iconic vehicles in Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced and Luke Skywalker’s Red-5 X-wing. No word on Han Solo making a last second save with the Millennium Falcon just yet.
Here’s some skills players can utilize with Chewbacca and Bossk:
Trait: Furious firing
Chewbacca’s trait is tied directly to his iconic weapon. For each trait level, he will shoot one extra bolt to a total of 4 explosive bolts. Combine this trait with his first power, Multi-Bolts, to total 8 destructive bolts per shot. The furious firing brings some of the “mayhem” we talked about to the Rebel side with a great area-of-effect damage ability that has yet to be seen for that faction.
Trait: Trandoshan Regeneration
Bossk will regenerate a percentage of his health with each soldier kill or high damage to a hero. The health regenerated will increase with your trait. With this trait, Bossk is forced to hunt enemy troops in order to regenerate his health. Thankfully, his Predatory Instincts will help him find targets to get back in the fight.
The Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Death Star digital expansion pack is available now for Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Season Pass owners on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PC. The pack will be available for all players starting on October 4th worldwide.
At this point, you can pretty much get Battlefront for free. Amazon has it for now for under $20. You’ll still need to pay the additional costs to play online and to get the Season Pass, but this is a pretty solid starting point.
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