Star Wars Battlefront is finally getting some space battle action. The fan requested feature is arriving as part of the Death Star DLC, which puts players right into the iconic end scene from the film. We knew from a previous trailer that space battles had made their way back into the series, but we didn’t know quite how they would work. Now EA and DICE have laid out the details, revealing that the battle will stretch over three distinct parts.
The new mode itself is call Battle Station, with each phase offering players a different objective. “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 shifts things back to the ground, well the ground inside of a giant space station (although it might be a moon of some sort). Rebel soldiers, including the hero characters of Chewbacca and Bossk, are tasked with finding and extracting a high priority droid from deep within the Death Star itself. Succeed here and you’ll go to the third phase where you actually get to try to take down the Death Star, if you’re playing as the rebels of course.
“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.”
The Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC will hit PS4, Xbox One, and PC in September.