Star Wars: Squadrons is getting two free post-launch updates that embody a brand new map and ships. The announcement marks a reversal from unique plans for the sport that included no further updates.
In October, Ian Frazier, the sport’s artistic director, instructed UploadVR that it was meant as an “old-school” venture the place all the pieces within the sport was on the disc on day one. A brand new blog post from Frazier asserting the DLC plans defined the sudden change in perspective one month later.
“We wished to honor the basic video games that got here earlier than us and supply all the pieces to our gamers from the beginning in a pleasant, neat package deal,” Frazier writes. “However then we confirmed the sport to everybody, and the reception was a lot greater than we may have hoped for. It solely grew to become extra intense after launch, too, so we couldn’t assist however begin engaged on one thing just a little additional.”
The primary free replace lands on November 25 and brings a brand new map to multiplayer. Fostar Haven is a revamped model of an space that seems within the sport’s single-player mode, however has been reworked for fleet battle and dogfight modes. The replace brings new ship parts as properly, reminiscent of Prototype Piercing Torpedoes and Anti-Materials Rocket Turrets.
A December replace is described as a “ultimate thanks present for the vacations” and options some fan-requested options. The free drop will add the B-Wing and Tie Defender to the sport as playable ships. Customized multiplayer matches will launch as a part of the replace as properly.
Each free updates will come alongside common fixes to the sport. For these seeking to choose up the sport in gentle of the DLC information, it’ll be closely discounted throughout Black Friday, with GameStop promoting it for $17.