Star Wars Battlefront - Battle of Jakku

We’re less than three weeks from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If that still seems too far out, well then Star Wars Battlefront is about ready to whet your appetite.

If you preordered Star Wars Battlefront, then as of today you have access to the first batch of DLC, Battle of Jakku. For everyone else, the DLC will be available next week. EA describes the Battle of Jakku as “the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

So while the Battle of Jakku takes place 29 years before the events in The Force Awakens, I’m still considering this DLC an appetite whetter due to the fact that we’re visiting a location that’s only in the new film. There will be two different maps set on the planet Jakku to download, and everything in this round of DLC is on the house.

Star Wars Battlefront drops the Battle of Jakku DLC onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC December 8th. Here’s the trailer:

Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.