DICE’s upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2 is the talk of the gaming community for good reasons. So far, fans are liking what they’ve seen in the game’s trailer, but it’s the recently revealed details that made fans even happier. There are big news regarding Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC and it’s something fans didn’t expect from EA.
It was previously revealed by EA creative director Bernd Deimer that they are going to do away with a season pass for the game. Speaking to Mashable, Deimer said, “I cannot talk about the specifics of this, but we have something different in mind that will allow you to play longer, be [more] invested in the game without having a fragmented community.”
That being said, we’ve yet to see what EA is planning to do with the game’s post-launch additions, but there are already a few things we can expect from it. Here’s what EA might be planning to handle Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLCs.
Same With Overwatch?
Since EA is doing away with a season pass, there’s a chance that they might copy the post-launch content model of Blizzard’s Overwatch. In the popular shooter, players get the additional characters and maps for free.Thanks to this model, players are saved from having to pay extra for substantial additional content. Moreover, the community isn’t split between players who have premium maps and those who don’t. If EA is not planning to make sure that there is no fragmented community, then the best they could do is to follow in the steps of Blizzard for Overwatch.
Another idea EA might be considering is the DLC scheme of Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft’s shooter has added new characters and maps since the game’s release in 2015. While all the new maps are available for free, the additional characters can be purchased with in-game money or via the season pass. This model doesn’t split the player base and it allows everyone who bought the base game to acquire all the essential content without spending real money.
EA didn’t say anything about microtransactions and they could focus more on this instead of a Season Pass. Looking at Overwatch again, EA could give players the chance to unlock most of the game’s content through microtransactions. In Overwatch, players can buy loot boxes using real money.
Maps And Heroes
When it comes to what EA could add post-launch, players can expect to get a hand at some extra maps and heroes for the game. Based on the trailer, EA is going to gather content from all generations of the film franchise so players can expect quite the host of content from the developer. Fans are hoping that EA will introduce the same amount of content that the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 had.