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Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim

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Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 5, 2016
Xbox OneApr 5, 2016
PCApr 5, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: DICE

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genres: First-Person Shooter, Vehicle Combat

Fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine in the Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim digital expansion. Explore New Locations Blast enemies in the smelting factory or along the industrial pipes and platforms of Sullust or fight through Jabba’s throne room and sail barge garage on Tatooine. Become More Powerful on the Battlefront Arm yourself with the new Relby V-10 rifle and DT-12 blaster pistol and collect and equip the Scatter Gun, Dioxis Grenade, and Adrenaline Stim Star Cards. Play as Iconic Heroes New playable hero characters will have you shooting first with Greedo or targeting foes with precision as Nien Nunb. New Mode: Extraction Rebel forces have entered some of the most dangerous places in the Outer Rim in order to extract a valuable shipment of resources. Now they must bring the shipment to their transport ship before time runs out. The Empire has arrived to stop them from reaching the extraction point.

Star Wars Battlefront: Outer Rim Critic Reviews

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Even though I generally dig Outer Rim, I think it's a fairly tough sell as a standalone add-on given the current pricing. If you're way into the game, specifically the smaller modes, it has some of the better content in all of Battlefront. But otherwise, I'd stick with the free updates for now and wait to see how the three other packs in the season pass play out before committing to the full bundle.

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It's a good start to the DLC schedule, but might not be enough just yet to get people to commit to the full Season Pass. The maps are well designed with lots of fan service and the new mode is a very welcome addition.

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Star Wars: Battlefront's first foray into DLC proves to be a mixed bag with uninspiring heroes and a couple of dud maps failing to match the caliber of the new Extraction game mode and Jabba's Palace level.

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When Star Wars Battlefront first launched it was criticised for lacking maps. DICE has done a great deal to address this in free updates (to date, three new large scale maps and one small), putting rest to any notion that these paid expansions are a cynical cash-in. It may not be exactly what people want – that's sure to come later – but the Outer Rim DLC offers a good package for fans of a game once criticised for not having longevity, but which on this evidence has a bright and long future.

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