Following a brief period of server downtime, Season Pass holders now have access to Rogue One: Scarif, the fifth and final expansion for Star Wars Battlefront that features content from Disney’s upcoming movie.
Launching today, December 6, the DLC is also available for those who picked up the Star Wars Battlefront: Ultimate Edition, which bundles together the Rogue One: Scarif add-on along with all previous DLC packs: Battle of Jakku, Outer Rim, Bespin, and Death Star. Scarif will then open up for all users from December 20.
When it comes to the content included in Battlefront‘s final expansion, fans can look forward to four all-new maps set on the eponymous tropical planet, while Jyn Erso and Imperial menace Director Orson Krennic join the fray as playable heroes. Their arrival comes hand-in-hand with a fairly big patch for DICE’s licensed shooter, the details of which can be found through EA.
Here, we’ve cherry-picked what new content you can expect from Rogue One: Scarif.
New Content for DLC Owners:
New levels: Four new maps set on Scarif and in space above the planet.
New game mode: Infiltration.
– A three-phased mode in which Rebels must first breach the shield surrounding Scarif by escorting a U-wing to the Shield Gate. Once they’ve landed, their objective is to create a diversion by blowing up an Imperial cargo ship. Immediately afterwards, the Rebels must complete their mission by stealing Imperial secrets and escaping.
Rifle Extension – Transforms the blaster pistol in to a blaster rifle. You can switch mode between pistol and rifle modes at any time without a cooldown.
Sonic Imploder – The grenade deals high damage, blinds enemies and reduce armor for targets.
Truncheon Surge – Jyn performs a short forward melee strike using her baton. The ability starts with 3 charges, but can hold up to 9.
Passive: For each kill with her blasters or grenade, Jyn will gain charges for Truncheon Surge. The amount she gains is equal to the level of her trait.
Armor Breaker – Krennic will fire a powerful blaster bolt that deals high damage and does armor reduction.
C2-B5 – A unique version of an astromech droid is deployed. It is AI controlled and has the following abilities
– Scan Ping
– Squad Shield
– Dioxis Defense
Wrath of the Empire – Boosts team members in a small radius around Krennic. On top of a temporary armor increase, it has the following effects:
– For regular soldiers it will increase the total health to 200, but it will automatically deplete until the players health reaches 50 Health regeneration will not activate until the player drops to 50 health.
– For heroes and Krennic they will receive a 10% temporary health boost.
Passive ability: An armor boost effect is applied to all nearby players, including Krennic. The armor boost effect is dependent on the number of nearby players. Heroes count for two players
– Level 1: 1 Player
– Level 2: 4 Players
– Level 3: 8 Players
Death Troopers: 2 players are able to spawn in as a Death Trooper whenever Krennic is on the battlefield. They are equipped with the following gear:
– Weapon: DLT-19
– Ability 1: Thermal Imploder
– Ability 2: Cooling cell
– Ability 3: Smart Rocket
So, there you have it; Rogue One: Scarif is available from today, December 6, for those of you who own either the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass, or the shooter’s Ultimate Edition. Expect the DLC to roll out for all players on December 20 with a price tag of $14.99.
Looking further afield, we understand that Star Wars Battlefront 2 is being readied for a 2017 release, and will seemingly be “much bigger” than the original. Does that signal the addition of a single-player campaign? We’ll find out soon enough.