Star Wars Battlefront’s New Mode is Blast: 10 vs. 10 in Close Quarters Combat
Maps will include Endor, Sullust and Tatooine among others.
DICE was teasing a new mode for Star Wars: Battlefront and it’s finally been revealed as Blast, a 10 vs. 10 multiplayer battle between Rebels and Imperial Forces taking place in maps smaller than other modes.
Lead level designer Dennis Brännvall explained it as, “One battle you’ll be fighting within interior levels on Endor or Sullust. In the next battle, you might find yourselves among Tatooine’s dusty canyons, or inside the undeniably cool Ice Caves on Hoth. My favorite is the verticality of Tatooine, fighting by the Sandcrawler.”
There’s quite a bit of variety to each map despite their small size. Brännvall stated that, “As in other Star Wars Battlefront game modes, the key to success is choosing a hand with a weapon layout that suits you and the battle conditions. Also, you’ll find weapon pickups strewn across the map, and since there are no vehicles or Heroes & Villains joining the fight, the strategic value of these pickups is quite high.
“Whether you pick up a Droid scanning for nearby enemies or a turret that’ll control a zone for you, the pickups can really turn the tide of a Blast match. They are not around every corner though, so keep your eyes peeled.”
Star Wars: Battlefront is out on November 17th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It will also be playable next week at Gamescom.