Developer Dice has announced that Star Wars Battlefront is at last going to receive a new offline mode on July 20th, which will be available to all players free of charge.
The mode in question is called Skirmish, and will provide players with the option to play the game offline, against bots, in Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron battles. Both of these modes can be played on a custom difficulty setting and will also support co-op split screen on the Xbox One and PS4 only.
Offline mode has been a much requested feature by fans, especially considering that Battlefront launched without any proper campaign mode with its release, and now It seems that EA has finally taken customer feedback into consideration. The post also announced free upcoming summer events such as Hutt Contracts for new weapons, log-in reward opportunities, and open trials for the cloud city of Bespin maps.
Then in September, the Death Star expansion will be made available to all season pass holders and will introduce new maps, weapons, Star Cards and two new heroes, one of whom is referred to as “larger-than-life”. This has led many fans to speculate that Chewbacca may finally be getting his debut in Star Wars Battlefront. More information and a sneak peek at the Death Star expansion will be given at the EA Star Wars Panel livestream on July 16 during the Star Wars Celebration in Europe.
Star Wars Battlefront came out back in November 2015 and went on to sell over 14 million copies. Considering it’s success, the news that EA has a sequel in development should come as no surprise to anyone.