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The release date of the next Star Wars Battlefront video game looms closer now that we’re in mid-September (with the game scheduled for release on November 17th), and now EA have revealed a new mode for the game: “Drop Zone”.

Several new modes that will be included in Battlefront have been revealed recently with this being the latest.

EA have described this game mode with the following:

“Drop Zone” is described as a King of the hill-style “action-filled, tactical mode” that involves several drop pods falling on to the map. The match pits eight Imperial players against eight Rebel players who must fight for control of these pods. Players must locate and capture five of the pods, or a majority of them once the ten minute match ends. If one pod becomes highly contested, changing teams multiple times, another pod will be sent down, forcing each team to capture both pods, thus ending the stand off.

Once a pod is captured, it will provide power ups to players. Other tools will also be at your disposal, such turrets and Viper Droids (which point out the source of enemies), which can be dropped on the fly. Drop Zone will be available to play on planets such as Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine and Endor.”

Lead level designer Dennis Brännvall also described a part of the mode in the Endor map:

“Playing Drop Zone on the Swamp Crash Site on Endor is a personal favourite. The map has a couple of nice choke points but is overall very free-flowing and hectic, as enemies can attack from anywhere on that level. The fight takes place around a crashed GR-75 transport ship with containers from the craft strewn across the landscape, and there’s one section with a waterfall overlooked by a Ewok village, where you have to jump down into the pool below in order to claim the pod, hoping no one’s hiding in the trees above waiting to pick you off.”

Thoughts on this mode? Are you looking forward to playing it in Battlefront?


By Ruari Williamson


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