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EA Details Battlefront 2 Changes and Announces Single Player DLC Release Date

EA has had a hard time of late where Star Wars Battlefront 2 is concerned. The publisher has been on the receiving end of some well-earned flak, but it looks to be that the lucky holder of the Star Wars license is ready to make some changes in its house.

First of all there are some big changes coming to multiplayer. To coincide with the release of the new Star Wars movie, players will be able to partake in “factional challenges”. You basically pick a side, either The First Order or The Resistance, and then you do your part for the rest of the world. Think Splatoon 2’s odd little community challenges and you’ll be on the right path.

The big news is that end-of-round payout has been increased from today. You’ll earn more credits than ever before, and top players at the end of the round will get even more digital cash to splash. So players will be rewarded by playing well, not having more money than sense. Sounds fair enough to us.

Arcade Mode will also offer three times as many daily credits than before, and EA has stated that it’s looking into expanding the Arcade Mode, presumably to keep players interested. To be fair, it’s a decent little mode and pretty fun, too.

EA has also said that players can expect to see more content in the coming weeks as part of Battlefront 2’s The Last Jedi Season. That means free maps, vehicles, characters, and all the usual updates that come with them. But there’s more.

A few weeks back EA announced that there would be some DLC for the game’s story mode in the form of chapters from the early days of The First Order. These chapters will be released on December 13th, so if you’re not too keen on multiplayer but want more of the lore to keep you ticking over until The Last Jedi hits cinemas, it’s worth keeping a note in your diary. Or just scribble it on a wall somewhere close to home. Nobody keeps diaries anyway…

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