Electronic Arts (EA) game developer DICE has recently dropped news that a 10v10 Team Deathmatch will be coming to Star Wars Battlefront. It revealed that a new Blast Mode will be making it into the popular first-person and third-person shooter game.
Star Wars Battlefront Blast Mode Explained
During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event last June, DICE showed a new variation of the title's classic gameplay. Players still have to capture certain points on the map, however, the main goal was to either escort two large AT-AT walkers (while playing for the Empire's side) or use aerial vehicles to take them down (while playing for the Rebels). On Thursday, more than a month later, the developer is now sharing more details about the game, particularly a new game mode.
As detailed on the official site of Star Wars Battlefront, "Blast" will be a pretty conservative 10 vs 10 team-based competitive mode. It pits the Imperials against the Rebels on maps specially made for fast-paced, close-quarters combat. Once released, players will notice that these maps are smaller than the larger maps featured in other gameplay modes. The game will end when either a team reaches 100 kills, or when the 10-minute time limit expires, whichever comes first.
Lead level designer Dennis Brännvall wrote, "One battle you'll be fighting within interior levels on Endor or Sullus. IIn the next battle, you might find yourselves among Tatooine's dusty canyons, or inside the undeniably cool Ice Caves on Hoth. My favorite is the verticality of Tatooine, fighting by the Sandcrawler."
The introduction of Blast Mode is a sensible move since there is an ever-present need for online multiplayers. Both Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II have multiplayer support as well. However, today's multiplayer gaming crowd is bigger than the online community present back in 2004 and 2005, so online gameplay has a huge significance.
Star Wars Battlefront Maps
As mentioned, maps in this mode will be smaller to help keep the kills consistent and burn through the counter. These Star Wars Battlefront maps are actually designed with specific modes of play in mind. In the case of Blast mode, it means that they are more than just lesser versions of maps used in other modes.
Having said those, gamers can expect that Blast Mode matches will not contain any heroes, villains, or vehicles. What it will have are weapon pick-ups, although these will be rare enough to keep players on their toes.
Star Wars Battlefront is confirmed to arrive on November 17 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC, just weeks before the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens film. Those who will purchase the game ahead of its launch will also get the Battle of Jakku DLC for free.