Star Wars Battlefront‘s Death Star DLC will introduce a brand new game mode called Battle Station when it launches next month, EA and DICE have confirmed today at Gamescom.
The brand new mode, which evolves over three distinct phases, tasks players with carrying out several different objectives depending on which side of the Rebel/Empire war they find themselves placed. Rebels begin the fight by assaulting a Star Destroyer in a fleet of X and A-wings which, if successful, results in you infiltrating the iconic Death Star on-foot to retrieve a precious droid.
If you manage to extract the “priority droid,” you’ll then head back into space to “become the hero of the Rebellion” and destroy the Death Star by re-enacting the iconic Trench Run from the original film trilogy.
If you’re on the side of the Empire…well, then it’s your job to stop all of that from happening.
In addition to the new mode being introduced with the Death Star update, EA confirms that Chewbacca and bounty hunter Bossk are the new Hero and Villain joining their respective sides in the war for freedom and/or oppression.
See below for the full rundown of how a typical match in Battle Station will play out, courtesy of EA.
In Phase 1 you’ll be flying X-wings and A-wings against TIE fighters and TIE interceptors in space! The main objective in this phase is for Rebels to destroy enough TIE fighters until their Y-wing support can come in to weaken the Star Destroyer’s defenses. Once vulnerable, Rebel starfighters can attack the weak spots in an effort to bring the Star Destroyer down. In an effort to help defend this key asset for the Empire, players along with AI ships will be set up to help defend the Star Destroyer.
Phase 2 will have players fighting inside this iconic space station among areas inspired by the classic trilogy. Rebel infantry will be tasked with extracting a priority droid from within the Death Star. Amidst the chaos of battle, you’ll be able to gain an advantage by taking up arms as our new heroes Bossk and Chewbacca!
And finally, in the culmination of the new mode, players head back into space where the Rebels need to end the battle once and for all – by blowing up the Death Star! Players can become the hero of the Rebellion, Luke Skywalker, in his Red-5 X-wing as they attempt to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. But beware as Darth Vader has been dispatched to protect the Empire’s asset in his TIE Advanced.
New Star Cards and Blasters will round out the rest of the new content fans have to look forward to in Star Wars Battlefront‘s Death Star expansion, which launches this September for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For a reminder of how spectacular flying around space in an X-wing can be, see the teaser below.