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Star Wars: Battlefront’s new multiplayer mode announced

Star Wars: Battlefront’s new multiplayer mode announced
Sep 9, 2017, 7:09 PM

Taking part in battles between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire is much more closer with Star Wars Battlefront. Electronic Arts is putting a great effort in making that experience awesome for us and now has introduced a new multiplayer mode for it's upcoming FPS title based on the Star Wars universe. Along with Survival, Supremacy, Fighter Squadron and Blast, Drop Zone will be the fifth multiplayer mode for the game. This new mode will allow us to battle for the control of drop pods in a "King of the Hill" style. The matches will face two teams of 8 members on the surface of planets like Endor, Tatooine, Sullust or Hoth, that many will find familiar.  

 

 

The winning mechanic is the usual on those type of matches. Several pods are scattered through the scenario. Both teams aim to control 5 of them to win inmediately. If that doesn't happen, the team that controls more pods after the 10 minutes time limit for the match expires wins. Getting to an area where a pod is dropped will trigger a small claiming timer. To make things even more interesting,

if you stay around long enough after a drop pod is claimed you get a chance to get power-up items from it. Risk VS Reward. It may sound easy to achieve, but consider that pods drop progressively and that even if your team manages to claim one you still have to defend it. That might prove harder than expected since staying still in a particular area leaves you vulnerable to big area of effect attacks like Orbital Strikes. As Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall explains,

"This goes hand in hand with our design philosophy behind many of the game modes in Star Wars Battlefront. We’re promoting the idea of a fast, action-packed game where you need to be mobile and think on your feet. Camping doesn't really pay off."

It is confirmed for release on November 17 for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4. The beta phase will start in early October this year. You can find the best deals for Star Wars Battlefront and the cheapest CD Key for the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass on our comparator.

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