Gamers across the world are excited by the idea of the new Star Wars Battlefront. The game was officially unveiled last year, but we’re really just getting our first good look now as EA and DICE show off screenshots, trailers, and more. Information has been trickling out, with more questions than answers most of the time. One of the biggest questions has been, how many maps will the game include. We now know that, across the few worlds featured in the game there will be a total of 12 maps at launch.
“Of the 12 multiplayer maps in Star Wars Battlefront (there are even more locations when you include the Star Wars Battlefront Missions), some feel immediately familiar — such as the lush forests of Endor or the tundra of Hoth that allow you to re-live your favorite moments from the films. Some of the maps support our epic modes like Walker Assault, while others are tailored to more intimate, close quarters combat. Our goal is to bring a variety of battle fantasies to life, with map design catering to the modes that will play out on those maps. Above all, we want you to create new memories of your own in new places you’ve never seen before.”
The previous game, Star Wars Battlefront 2, featured 18 land maps and 6 space maps, so it looks like EA’s reboot of the franchise won’t feel too anemic in terms of battlefields for players to enjoy. More maps, including some free ones, will be coming after launch to fill out the roster. One key difference though is the fact that these 12 maps will be located on just a few worlds, while each Battlefront 2 maps was on a separate world from all the others. The currently confirmed worlds are Hoth, Endor, Tattoine and Sellust (pictured above), with Jakku coming later via DLC. Whether this will actually impact the feel of the game will have to wait to be determined though.