Info On Star Wars Battlefront's Outer Rim DLC Leaked

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If you, like our reviewer, felt like Star Wars Battlefront didn't have enough content, then you may be in luck. The Outer Rim DLC has shown up on GameStop and it looks like it's coming out on April 5 for $14.99.

This isn't 100% reliable info yet, so take it with a grain of salt. EA announced The Outer Rim DLC will feature four new maps (two each for Tatooine and Sullest), two new heroes (Greedo and Nien Nunb), a new mode, and new Star Cards. However, for some this might be too little too late. It doesn't seem like the best DLC ever, the two maps are of planets are already in the base game, and Greedo and Nien Nunb are relatively lame with the huge roster the developers could have picked from.

Oh well, something's better than nothing I suppose.

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    March 14, 2016 1:00 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Info On Star Wars Battlefront's Outer RIM DLC Leaked

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      March 14, 2016 1:12 PM

      Congrats on the genuine alien language?

      I tried saying it phonetically and didn't come up with anything, then again I am we tall did.

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      March 14, 2016 1:12 PM

      the two maps are of planets are already in the base game the community will turn on them for this.

      the game is dead.

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        March 14, 2016 1:19 PM

        http://swbstats.com/

        Still doing decenlty on Xbox and PS4, but PC is pretty dismal. If all three were in the PC range I think you would see a much more scaled back DLC. Then again, Hardline is must worse currently and it got the full DLC treatment.

        http://bfhstats.com/

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      March 14, 2016 1:13 PM

      Greedo and Nien Nunb are relatively lame with the huge roster the developers could have picked from.

      Okay, who else do you pick from the Original Trilogy only?

      I mean at least those two have lines and are plausibly combatants.

      For Rebels you put in....

      Obi-wan, Lando, or Chewie? Those are the only ones I can think of that are notable enough. Don't say Yoda. Original series Yoda makes no sense.

      Ackbar would be silly and character like Biggs, Wedge, and Captain Tanaka are not really going to be much better than Nien Nunb. Wedge maybe, but still...

      Empire you have

      One of the on screen for a second bounty hunters?

      Bossk might be cool, Dengar is meh, IG-88 or 4-Lom seem neat but likely impractical. Otherwise you get things like Ozzel or Piet? Meh. You could have some fun with more obscure ones like Garindan (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Garindan), but you are still very limited.

      Just go to the Battlefront 2 list and see how limited Original Series heroes are in that game

      http://swgames.wikia.com/wiki/Battlefront_II_heroes_and_villains

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        March 14, 2016 1:25 PM

        You just named some super solid choices for rebel. For imperial, IG-88 would be awesome. Greedo sounds cool as well though.

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          March 14, 2016 1:28 PM

          What are Lando's powers? Wink at stormtroopers are catch them off guard? Just a reskin of Han (despite no lore really justifying that...I think he uses an EE-11 poorly in ESB while Leia and Chewy go to town?)

          Obiwan would be a lot like Luke, but I can see some sort of decoy maneuver or stealth element to him that would be fun.

          Chewy has a lot of great stuff, I don't know why he hasn't been put in yet.

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        March 14, 2016 1:49 PM

        The Hero bonus stuff was easily the worst thing about the game.

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        March 14, 2016 1:59 PM

        I'd be terrified if Max Reebo came barreling at me on the battlefield. He can be an Empire Hero.

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        March 14, 2016 2:10 PM

        Pick Sarlacc!

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        March 14, 2016 5:47 PM

        Jabba.

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      March 14, 2016 1:46 PM

      Greedo's special ability is getting shot first.

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      March 14, 2016 1:49 PM

      They failed so spectacularly with this game. It's really a shame. I am sure they will get another crack at it before the next movie comes out.

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        March 14, 2016 1:54 PM

        They failed...mildly. It was technically proficient, it was beautiful to look at, it sounded great except for the voiceovers.

        People on PC didn't feel the mechanics had lasting depth (AKA it wasn't Battlefield and too fun weapon unlocks apparently) and there was a lack of maps and none-original trilogy content.

        So....not enough maps, too few weapon unlocks, and not enough Battlefield mechanics makes it a spectacular failure? Internet gonna internet I guess.

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          March 14, 2016 2:07 PM

          Dude, the gameplay loop is atrocious. A card system? Wtf is that?! Also the way vehicles are deployed is just dumb. There wasn't enough content at launch and then they wanted you to pay $99 for the game + season pass to get enough content to make it a viable game. It was straight up price gouging that preyed on people's nostalgia.

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            March 14, 2016 2:10 PM

            I don't know what you mean by loop.

            I do agree the cards are pretty dumb and I would prefer a class based system, but they were trying to generate unlocks it seems. The cards are not really any different than a COD perk type system with cooldowns. Which is actually fairly similar to what BF4 ended up doing with its best devices.

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          March 14, 2016 2:13 PM

          this was marketed and hyped like a big shooter. Why wouldn't they be aiming for BF4 or greater levels of success?

          https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/3ucig7/battlefront_player_count_falls_below_battlefield/

          This kind of thing (note from November) is not a good look and surely not where they wanted to land.

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            March 14, 2016 2:16 PM

            Is that a spectacular failure though? They outsold expectations initially, but their tail end sales will likely be down.

            https://games.yahoo.com/news/star-wars-battlefront-sells-13-183500117.html

            (Yeah I know it is Pachter, but what can you do? EA doesn't release the numbers).

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              March 14, 2016 2:36 PM

              presumably they want to sell more Battlefront games at least as often as the movies come out. So even if initial sales are good they have to be concerned about the (lack of) long tail as far as it affects the hype and sales of future iterations.

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              March 14, 2016 2:40 PM

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                March 14, 2016 2:46 PM

                That's because it isn't a Battlefield game. Not saying it isn't suffering in early days compared to a Titanfall or Plants versus Zombies Garden Warfare game, but those are better comparisons than one of the top two franchises.

                No one has previous Battlefront numbers for comparison, seems most people remember playing that with bots anyway.

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                  March 14, 2016 2:52 PM

                  The previous Battlefront games were also PS2/Xbox generation, where online console games still weren't nearly as common or popular as the later systems.

                  PS2 didn't even come with an ethernet hookup until the 3rd or 4th system revision. You had to buy that separately. And the Xbox shipped before Xbox Live was a thing.

                  Since this new game is from the creators of Battlefield and shares many similarities, the comparisons aren't unfounded.

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                    March 14, 2016 10:13 PM

                    While everyone else was playing Halo in the waning days of OG Xbox Live, Tommy and I were playing as much Battlefront 2 online while we could. :D

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                  March 14, 2016 2:55 PM

                  it's absolutely a Battlefield game and they marketed it to all the same people

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                    March 14, 2016 2:58 PM

                    June 2015

                    Battlefront has none of Battlefield’s deeper features such as squads, classes and highly customisable load-outs.


                    “We have a strong legacy with Battlefield, but we did not want this to be a battlefield game – we wanted it to have a heart and soul of its own. We came at it from a very different angle. We know that the core audience of a game like this is different to the Battlefield audience. There’s a crossover, but Star Wars fans expect a Star Wars game, not a Battlefield game. We looked at what Star Wars stands for, rather than asking how can we tweak Battlefield to be something else.

                    “And, actually, we’ve received criticism both for not being enough like Battlefield and for being too much like Battlefield. We’ve had to accept the fact that people will be upset with us until they get to play it. And when people did play it at E3 almost all the negativity went away. We stayed true to what we believed in, and when people saw it, they got it, they agreed that this is a game on its own, it is not Battlefield, and they liked it.”



                    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/30/star-wars-battlefront-ea-dice-answers-fan-fears#comments

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                      March 14, 2016 3:04 PM

                      I don't know what point you think this is making other than it's not literally a Battlefield skin, which is trivially obvious. Like what good do you think it is to quote PR speak? Of course the PR guy is gonna say no no this is its own game with its own unique features.

                      They made a large scale shooter in the Battlefield engine marketed to Battlefield people with the Battlefield business model with a name that evokes Battlefield. They absolutely had expectations that it would do just as well sales wise (and the lack of a long tail is problematic for this DLC model). There is no way they're happy with the current player count.

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                        March 14, 2016 3:34 PM

                        They specifically warned Battlefield people it would not be like Battlefield even if they were in the same target demographic. That was my point.

                        Battlefront was the name of the series a decade before this one was released. Whether or not that was picked to play on the success of Battlefield is arguable.

                        There are plenty of reasons to dislike it because it is not a "Battlefront" game that are distinct from disliking it for not being a "Battlefield" game.

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                          March 14, 2016 5:07 PM

                          Actually we can dislike it for whatever reasons we want

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                          March 14, 2016 5:11 PM

                          They should have just went ahead and gone full-Battlefield.

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                            March 14, 2016 5:57 PM

                            I am thinking that is true. Maybe they should have done both. I feel there are two distinct markets wanting Star Wars FPS now.

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                          March 14, 2016 5:11 PM

                          the reasons are not really important. They made a game marketed to Battlefield fans and it has failed to capture their attention at the same scale that EA was clearly trying to achieve.

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                          March 14, 2016 5:45 PM

                          They really have almost all the ingredients to make a great game. They can make all the excuses they want but they really dropped the ball here. Call it whatever the hell you want.

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                March 14, 2016 3:00 PM

                Just another great example of consoles having more online players

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        March 14, 2016 9:41 PM

        Didn't it sell spectacularly well?

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      March 14, 2016 9:36 PM

      how can you add those 2 characters when Chewie is not in the game?!?

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