Battlefront Battle of Jakku

The Battle of Jakku is the first (free) downloadable content for Battlefront.  It's the setting of the first major battle that happens after the events of Return of the Jedi.  I got to read all about the battle in Lost Stars which is an amazing Star Wars book.  It's cool to actually get to see the battle in action.

In the battle tons of ships get destroyed, fall into the gravity well of the planet, and crash.  It seems like this has made it into a ship graveyard by the time The Force Awakens happens.  I'm writing this post earlier in the month, but I'll probably know one way or another by the time this post goes live since I'm due to see the movie yesterday!

Anyway, it's cool to see the battle in full force.

It also introduces a new game type that I actually like.  I was mostly only playing Walker Assault and Squadron modes but this new control point mode is really fun too.  I hope they roll it out to other maps as well.  Basically you have a series of staggered control points and the attacking team only needs to capture one in a set to push the defenders back to the next set.  It starts with three points in the first set, then two in the next, two after that, and finally culminates with one control point.  This has the effect of the battle slowly closing in as the game moves on.

I'm happy to see them rolling out new content for free.  It'll be interesting to see how much more content they give out to players before they make us pick up the season pass that they're pushing so hard.


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