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Dice discusses Battlefront's 'Droid Run' mode and new season pass

Dice has revealed a new Droid Chase mode for Star Wars Battlefront.

Speaking on the official blog, the developer explain how the "GNK droid" has become somewhat of a DICE favourite. 

"We love that little guy. We even designed a dynamically animated antenna for it, so when you’re chasing it around in Droid Run, shoot at it and see what happens.

“There are three active objectives on the map that you need to control. These aren't just any objectives, what you need to get a hold of are three different GNK Droids. What’s particularly charming with these is that they’re all moving and have to be caught before the capture process can start. This creates a more dynamic and action-filled experience.

"So, in tight and fast 6-versus-6 matches, your objective is to capture and hold all the three Droids before the 10-minute time limit is up. You’ll get help from weapon pickups but Heroes, Villains, and vehicles won’t be joining the run. Communication is vital, so let your teammates know if you've spotted a Droid somewhere, how to find it, and if there are enemy forces nearby.

"The strategies used are somewhat different than for instance Cargo, where your positions are more strict,” Brännvall explains. “You can choose a slower, explosive play style by equipping Thermal Detonators and Cycler Rifles. But your team can also embrace the dynamic, chaotic nature of the game mode and equip Jump Packs to get around the map and chase the Droids as fast as possible."

The Droid Run maps are designed to be quite small to ensure a high tempo and player count. As with all Star Wars Battlefront game modes, there’ll be many map variations for you to enjoy when fighting on Tatooine, Endor, Hoth, Sullust, and in December, Jakku.

“Personally, I've had many great sessions playing Droid Run on the Ice Caves map on Hoth,” Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall says. "Gameplay-wise there’s a lot going on; one moment you’re fighting on open areas such as a Rebel encampment with a tarp-covered X-wing nearby. Minutes later you’re chasing Droids in maze-like Wampa caves. Hearing that ‘GONK’ sound effect echoing between the icy walls is both funny and a great clue on where you should be heading."

In addition to the above, Dice also revealed the season pass for the game.

The Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass extends the game with four expansion packs coming at a later date, filled with new content that will take you to new locations. Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass owners will also secure two-week early access to each expansion pack and an exclusive "Shoot First" emote.

To compliment the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass, Dice also revealed the Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition which includes all the content available in the Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition as well as the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass.

Are you excited for Star Wars: Battlefront?

Edited On 12 Oct, 2015

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