Players can now fly the Rebel Alliance’s U-wing
Star Wars Battlefront already lets players take control of Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon and the Empire’s devastating AT-AT Walkers among other vehicles, but now the Rebel Alliance’s powerful U-wing will also be available in the game as part of the new Rogue One: Scarif DLC.
Unlike the X-wing and the Empire’s Tie Fighter, though, the U-wing is not a Starfighter but rather a sturdy troop transport and gunship, which the Alliance uses to land rebel troops on Scarif, which is a tropical planet controlled by the Empire in the Rogue One movie.
In the game proper the U-wing will be available in the new Infiltration mode introduced in the Scarif DLC, in which players have to steal Imperial secrets in a mission that mirrors events in Lucasfilm’s upcoming movie.
New weapons, plus four new maps and one additional Star Card, are now available in the game
DICE has also added a new “star card” to the game, which allows players to use a new hybrid grenade known as “Sonic Imploder”. This grenade not only does damage to enemies, but also blinds opponents who are looking in the direction of the explosion for a limited period of time.
Two new weapons will also be accessible to players in Battlefront: the DT-29 blaster pistol which potentially enables players to fire for longer as it relies on ammo rather than a cooldown system, and the A180. This is another blaster pistol which has several fire modes available, including a sniper mode, which will undoubtedly come in handy in those heated Battlefront multiplayer matches.
Note: the Scarif DLC is now available to owners of Star Wars Battlefront’s season pass. It will be available to buy standalone on December 20, 2016.