Star Wars Battlefront fights for 'Supremacy' in new game mode

EA and DICE have revealed the next multiplayer game mode for Star Wars Battlefront, offering a twist on the traditional Conquest/Domination mode.

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Just a week after announcing that Star Wars Battlefront multiplayer would take to the skies, EA and DICE have revealed more plans about how it would further take the fight to the ground. Earlier today, DICE went into more detail about a new game mode called Supremacy, which will further usher in some of the Star Wars franchise's greatest heroes and villains.

"Supremacy centers on five control points scattered across the map," explains the Battlefront website. "The objective is gaining control of all five, or the majority of them, before the 10 minute round is over. Each team starts the match controlling two of these control points, initially fighting for control of the fifth one in the center. After this is determined, the control points need to be claimed in a set order. This means the action will be taking place on two control points at a time – one for each team."

So it's essentially a twist on the standard Conquest/Domination mode, throwing players head-first into the action. In fact, DICE states that the map sizes will be comparable to Battlefield's Conquest maps. The post goes on to describe a frontline filled with infantry, starfighters, and vehicles, as well as iconic Star Wars characters. The term "unique abilities" is thrown around, but no specifics are revealed on what these characters can do just yet. Players will also spawn in closer to the action for less downtime.

Look for more on Star Wars Battlefront before the game's big release in November.

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    August 13, 2015 4:42 PM

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      August 14, 2015 5:28 AM

      This sounds pretty cool. Not sure how good it will be compared to traditional Conquest, since you're only fighting over two points at any given time. I guess the action will be more focused which is good.

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      August 14, 2015 6:18 AM

      Sort of like a tug of war?

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      August 14, 2015 7:11 AM

      Sounds like a better version of Rush where objectives can be retaken.

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      August 14, 2015 8:43 AM

      That sounds pretty cool and seems like it would work great in practice. Teams will have to juggle how much to devote to defense for your point and how much to devote to trying to get the next point. And one team could be dominating for 9:30 of the 10 minute match and then at the last minute the other team could take that third point and win.