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Star Wars: Battlefront Will Launch With A Dozen Multiplayer Maps

Is a dozen enough?

You be the judge: Developer DICE has confirmed that the highly anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront will launch with 12 multiplayer maps when the game arrives in November.

The information comes from a post at the EA Star Wars website, and the developer adds that this doesn't include locations from the co-op Missions mode. That's separate from the main multiplayer. Also, don't forget that DICE will invariably add more maps as downloadable content. We don't have the full list of maps just yet but the developers have confirmed three: These maps will be set on Endor, Hoth, and Sullust.

Some maps will support the 40-player Walker Assault mode, but others are being specially designed for close-quarters combat. Star Wars: Battlefront will release on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Related Game(s): Star Wars: Battlefront

Tags: star wars battlefront, battlefront multiplayer, star wars battlefront maps

5/4/2015 9:25:07 PM Ben Dutka

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Temjin001
Monday, May 04, 2015 @ 9:38:12 PM
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The other dozen maps that are being made at the same time will become available via paid DLC. Perhaps one of which will be available on day one. We're EA!

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xenris
Monday, May 04, 2015 @ 11:48:22 PM
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The thing that bothers me most about this game is it is multiplayer only and they are charging something like 79.99 for the normal edition.....

Now I live in Canada so the price might be different in other Countries but man that is SUCH a rip off. Counter-Strike GO, launched with similar maps and it was 15 dollars, I know valve is privately owned so they don't need to increase their profits like publicly traded companies do but come on this is ridiculous.

They know they can get away with it too because it is the Star Wars license and it comes out juuuuust before the movie does.

I really want this game because I loved Battlefront 2 but I don't know if its worth pretty much 100 bucks especially when we know there is going to be map packs for at least a year which will bring this games price to upwards of 150 bucks.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 1:14:35 AM

Wait. What? $79.99 for the normal game?
That's nuts.

Edit: I just checked. It's normal $59.99 for Americans.

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vatoloco47
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 5:32:33 AM

In Australia normal price is $99.95 and that's for standard editions..

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FAREEZ
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 6:03:34 AM

In my country new game cost $199.99, True story...

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xenris
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 9:47:14 AM

I guess the Canadian Dollar is doing really poorly? Unless you guys get your game bumped up to 69.99 before launch.

Temjin how much did Bloodborne cost you? Mine rane for 69.99 same with The Witcher 3.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 9:59:37 AM

59.99 for bloodborne.
53.99 for witcher 3 (10% pre order discount saved 6 bucks)
Both were tax free, unlike retail, and from PSN


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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 10:05:19 AM

I just did the conversion.
$59.99 U.S. is worth about $72 in CAN

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xenris
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 1:12:19 PM

So why the heck is Battlefront 10 bucks more? Either its going to go up in the states or down in Canada.

I still think 60 bucks is an insane amount to ask for a multiplayer only game :\

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 2:05:35 PM

If the msrp goes to $70 I'll likely stop buying nearly every game at launch.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 2:08:42 PM

If I hadn't pre-ordered witcher III for ps4 I would've been very tempted by that GeForce GTX 970 deal.
when a very powerful $340 graphics card comes with both Witcher III and Batman Arkham Knight the deal is just too good. That's like $210 for a graphics card that could run either of the experiences over twice as well as the PS4

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Friday, May 08, 2015 @ 12:37:29 AM

well its $119 in NZ just to put the currency conversion thing into perspective

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Friday, May 08, 2015 @ 12:40:03 AM

60usd is like 80.50nzd so you still have it cheaper than us but i know thats relative to population size and stuff like that etc.

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KingRed
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 2:54:18 AM
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I lost all interest in this game when they told us it was multiplayer only. It's Star Wars, knew for the story. Such a let down. EA strikes again.

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kokoro
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 3:40:06 AM
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Please let there be local split-screen multiplayer...

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TrueAssassin86x
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 6:59:56 AM
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Mark my words Star Wars Battlefront Well be the biggest let down of 2015.

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KingRed
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 9:41:47 AM

It's not already? Lol

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mk ultra
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 2:19:36 PM
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Lot's of naysayers in here for this game. I think it looks and sounds awesome so far. But I'm a sucker for Star Wars, so I'm definitely biased towards it.

For a multiplayer only game, I just don't think 12 maps is enough to justify full price though, Star Wars or not. Especially if not all of them support the 40 player mode.

At that price it scares me to think how much the full game will end up costing.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 8:58:58 PM

They could be really large though. Possibly with mini regions within the bigger maps.
Something like the Endor moon could have various regions within it. With the amount of ram this gen provides I think the old way of thinking about things may not apply.
Consider this. Witcher 3 is all one map.
No one is worried because it's a massive map.

I'm also excited. It's like a dream game come true.
I really don't give a crap that there's no single player. No I want a large scale multiplayer experience solely focused on doing that best on this one. There's plenty of single player Star Wars games already, with more of those I'm sure to come.
Edit: btw. Some multiplayer centric games, because that's the reason these types are made, that try to throw in single player to pacify those gamers have shown to suffer for doing so. See Star Hawk. Just leave the single player out so they don't have a reason to complain because the game was never for them anyway.
Some games just don't need to try and be everything for everyone.

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mk ultra
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 10:50:40 PM

If all 12 were really large and the smaller maps were just cut down versions or sections from those maps it will be fine, but it sounds like only a few will be large. I will reserve judgement till release but I still say it's not quite enough.

RPGs usually have one big map though, right? Map count is more important in competitive online shooters to keep it fresh I think. But even CoD only releases with 14 or 16 and most of them are very small so you have a good point.

I'm also for no single player in this game for the same reasons you explain. I think the only game to perfectly balance the two was The Last of Us.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Friday, May 08, 2015 @ 12:36:30 AM
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yeah well i be enough to start with i suppose, i suppose people might be wanting a few more

happy gaming

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