Recently DICE put up this nifty hub for Outer Rim, their first paid expansion. It will contain four maps spread over two locations (Sullust and Tatooine), two new heroes, a new game mode, a couple new weapons, and some fresh star cards.
Get ready to storm Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, or to infiltrate industrial factories on Sullust, or to play as the iconic characters Greedo and Nien Nunb. Then there’s Extraction, the CTF-like gamemode where you capture resources. And you’ll be able to arm yourself with the new Relby V-10 rifle and DT-12 blaster pistol and collect and equip the Scatter Gun, Dioxis Grenade, and Adrenaline Stim Star Cards.
It’s disappointing that this DLC won’t add any new planets, but we’ve known that since they revealed what the season pass would entail in January. Considering that Battlefront came out in early December, four months might be a bit too little to expect the team to come up with a full planet full of new assets. Fortunately the other DLCs will take place in completely new locations, and as such will feature new assets.
Anyone who’s been playing Battlefront since it came out have stared at nothing but Sullust, Hoth, Endor, and Tatooine for the past few months. I’m sure they’re dying for something new to feast their eyes on. At least they have the Cloud City and Death Star to look forward to. Both of those are coming in the next two expansions. The details of the fourth one are yet to be revealed.
The new heroes, Greedo and Nien Nunb, are certainly not what people were hoping for, but I assume DICE wants to save all the really good heroes for later, like Chewie and Lando, or – the most obvious choice – Admiral Ackbar. Empire Villains, though, I don’t know. DICE will be hard pressed to come up with good ones from the original trilogy. I wouldn’t be surprised if a Sand Person makes an appearance. Greedo was a pretty solid choice, though. Even if he was mostly made famous by no longer having shot first. But tNien Nunb is a pretty odd choice and will probably have most people asking “Nien Who?”
That about sums it up for the Outer Rim DLC, though. In terms of a bullet list of features, it basically parallels what’s found in the Battlefield 3 and 4 expansions, too. But nothing in this one is likely to make anyone go wow.
Let’s hope that DICE is saving their home run expansions for the later ones.
Better to go out with a bang than a whimper, they say.