The first DLC pack for Star Wars Battlefront has been announced and will be arriving after the game launches on December 8. Set in the desert wasteland featured in the upcoming movie’s teasers, Battle of Jakku takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and is free to anyone who owns the game. Two maps will be included when it launches.
“This really ties in what we’re doing with the Original Trilogy era with The Force Awakens,” Producer Craig Mcleod told IGN when speaking to them at the Star Wars Celebration. “The Battle of Jakku takes place a year after the Battle of Endor, and the only way you can experience or see it is in our game. That battle essentially leads to that battle-scarred landscape you see in the trailers. What’s even better is we’re delivering it for free to every player who owns the game. I think Kathleen Kennedy summed it up best: Star Wars is all about the fans.”
For those that pre-order Star Wars Battlefront however, you’ll unlock the Jakku planet DLC a week early on December 1.
“The only post-launch we’re talking about now is Battle of Jakku, the free-for-all expansion,” DICE General Manager Patrick Bach told IGN. “It takes you beyond the Original Trilogy, but not far enough that you go into the Original Trilogy era.”
Star Wars Battlefront launches on November 17 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.