Star Wars: Squadrons – a shock to make certain, however a welcome one (pic: EA)
EA’s multiplayer starfighter sport is getting free DLC in any case, together with two of probably the most highly effective ships within the Star Wars universe.
You keep in mind when developer EA Motive stated that there wouldn’t be any DLC for Star Wars: Squadrons, as a result of they thought-about the sport to be one and achieved? Effectively, it turned out they lied – and thank goodness for that.
On Wednesday, November 25 a brand new map will probably be included with replace 3.0 of the sport. It’ll be known as Fostar Haven and is predicated on the identical space from the single-player sport, with the choice to play it in each Dogfight and Fleet Battles mode.
The replace can even add 4 new elements, together with a Increase Extension Package for fighters and bombers, Ion Rockets for interceptors and fighters, Prototype Piercing Torpedoes for bombers and fighters, and an Anti-Materials Rocket Turret assist craft.
After that, someday in December there’ll be replace 4.0, which is able to embody two new fighters: the B-wing and TIE Defender.
The B-wing was conspicuous by its absence within the launch model of the sport, which makes you surprise how lengthy this DLC has been deliberate for, and is normally portrayed as probably the most closely armed and armoured fighter bomber within the New Republic (née Insurgent Alliance) navy.
The TIE Defender is the B-wing’s tough equal on the Imperial facet however not like all the opposite ships it’s by no means appeared within the motion pictures (though it was within the cartoons) and was as a substitute created for Squadrons’ non secular predecessor Star Wars: TIE Fighter, from 1994.
The 4.0 replace can even enable for customized matches, permitting you to create your personal guidelines and modifiers, which once more is greater than welcome.
Maybe EA had been simply ready to see how in style the sport was earlier than committing to the DLC however no matter’s occurring it lends credence to the concept that the secret new Star Wars game that Motive are engaged on might be a sequel to Squadrons – or at the least one thing in the identical vein.
These received’t be the one updates for Squadrons although because it’s additionally getting a next gen upgrade for Xbox Collection X/S and PlayStation 5, though it’s not clear if that will probably be a part of both of those updates or one thing separate.
Star Wars: Squadrons – even only a new map is nice information (pic: EA)