Star Wars Battlefront players can receive double XP this weekend, Electronic Arts has announced.
While all eyes are on the impending Star Wars Battlefront 2 release this fall on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, there’s still plenty to tuck into as far as the original is concerned, although developer DICE won’t be launching anymore content expansions for the game.
The double XP event is currently started and will last until July 16, so you can start grabbing more points right away. What’s more, double XP can be earned across all game modes and maps, and won’t be restricted to specific events.
The original Star Wars Battlefront, which itself is a reboot of the classic PlayStation 2-era franchise of the same name, launched in November 2015. However, while the game was praised for its sumptuous visuals and meaty sound effects, Battlefront received much criticism for its lack of an authentic single-player campaign---something which DICE has pleasingly rectified with the upcoming sequel.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is due to ship worldwide on November 17, 2017. The game is being developed by DICE in collaboration with Motive Studios and Criterion Games, and features characters and locations spanning multiple Star Wars movies, including the recent sequels. In addition to the aforementioned campaign, players can also dip into huge multiplayer battles and take advantage of the customisable character class system.
Unlike the previous Battlefront game, the upcoming sci-fi shooter will not feature a Season Pass. Instead, all post-launch content will be made available for free to those who have an EA account. New content will be available in seasons similar to what is employed with Overwatch and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
Overall, DICE has said that the game will be ‘dramatically’ larger than its predecessor, which can only be a good thing considering Battlefront was lacking severely beyond its epic multiplayer battles.