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Battlefront gets offline split-screen co-op later next week

Battlefront rumpled more than a few feathers with its online-only play, but EA is adding in an offline mode next week

By Derek Strickland from Jul 16, 2016 @ 15:29 CDT

At the Star Wars Celebration in Europe, EA has revealed that Battlefront's anticipated offline mode will drop quite soon--in fact, it's dropping next week.


Battlefront's new free Skirmish mode, which allows gamers to play offline, is coming to all platforms on July 21. Skirmish mode is more of an offline setting than a mode, and allows users to enjoy the game's "most popular modes" like Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron without needing to be online. PS4 and Xbox One players can take Skirmish's offline play a step further with split-screen co-op play on the same system.

"Skirmish will offer players the ability to play across two of Star Wars Battlefront's most popular modes on a difficulty level of your choosing. While offline, you can take to the battlefront in Walker Assault, or to the skies in Fighter Squadron. With multiple locations that span the Star Wars universe, Skirmish brings a new way to enjoy Star Wars Battlefront and there is even an option for coop split screen. (Console only)"

EA has also revealed Battlefront's final expansion pack will tie directly into the new Star Wars: Rogue One film. The fourth expansion is called Rogue One: Scarifa, drops in December, and promises to "continue the battle with heroes from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and explores a new planet from the upcoming film."

We got more details on Battlefront's third Death Star expansion, which drops in September. The Death Star DLC adds in Chewbacca and Bossk as two new heroes, new vehicles, new Star Cards, and takes place in space with intergalactic dogfighting outside the Death Star--and even deadly runs in its trenches.

Check below for some new screenshots and a trailer of the Death Star expansion.



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