Coming free to all owners of Star Wars Battlefront, the Battle For Jakku DLC paves the way for the impending release of Star Wars Episode VII by taking place on a planet featured heavily in the film. Albeit 29 years prior. And alongside Walker Assualt and Supremacy, a new capture-point mode called Turning Point is also coming along for the ride. Pitting Imperials against Rebels, Turning Point differs in that once Rebels capture a point, it can't be turned back. With the ultimate goal being to infiltrate and capture the Imperial base. Sounds pretty cool.
Turning Point is a vast Star Wars Battlefront game mode for 40 players, included in The Battle of Jakku. This mode portrays the efforts of the Rebel Alliance to defeat the Empire following the Battle of Endor. Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall explains:
“At the edge of the map, the Empire has constructed a make-shift base as well as smaller fortifications strewn across the landscape. Following an emergency landing, the Rebels need to locate the enemy bases to attack and take control of them all.”
What are the rules of Turning Point?
Rebels need to locate and capture one of three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture. Moving through these increasingly challenging checkpoints, the ultimate goal is the Empire’s base where the final stand will take place.
In other news, EA has also announced that additional maps and Star Cards will be added to the game for free in the coming months. This will be in addition to the planned Season Pass content.