DICE *are* listening!
After a lot of hype, Star Wars Battlefront was ultimately a letdown when it launched last year, with shallow gameplay, and a paucity of game modes and content. The most striking omission in the package was good offline modes that players could play by themselves, or invest time into with their friends in split screen co-op. DICE today announced that that would be changing, thanks to a brand new offline mode for Battlefront– Skirmish.
“Today we’re excited to officially announce a new mode, Skirmish, for all Star Wars Battlefront players,” said Dennis Brannvall, lead designer on Battlefront. “The new mode will be available starting July 20 and offers players the option to play offline against bots in a solo mission or with a friend using co-op split screen. (Console only) Skirmish can be played on a difficulty level of your choosing and across two modes, Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron. With multiple locations that span the galaxy, from the frozen planet of Hoth to the lava encrusted planet of Sullust, we hope Skirmish brings players a new way to enjoy Star Wars Battlefront.”
Brannvall also confirmed that DICE would be holding free in game events for Battlefront all through the summer, so even online players of the game have something to look forward to. Battlefront is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.