Update, September 14: The Star Wars Battlefront II Season Pass is also free to download on the Xbox Store (and the Ultimate Edition is £3.75), provided you have an Xbox Live Gold account. This offer only lasts for the week, however.
Original Article, September 13: EA is certainly trying to gain everyone's attention before it releases the upcoming sci-fi spectacular, Star Wars Battlefront II. If you go onto the PlayStation Store right now, you can buy the Ultimate Edition of the first Star Wars: Battlefront for £3.99. That’s the base game for the multiplayer shooter, and all of the DLC, for a whole £4.
If you’ve already bought the game, but you didn’t buy the DLC or season pass, you can also download the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for free. The season pass grants players access to four DLC expansions, adding four new maps, game modes, heroes, weapons and Star Cards. If you’re buying the game right now, for the very first time, it’s the equivalent of spending £1 per DLC expansion. That’s brilliant!
These great offers only last for a week, however, as next week the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass will no longer be free, and the price of the Ultimate Edition will go back up to £24.99. This gives fans and newcomers the perfect opportunity to give the game one final go before picking up the even more expansive Battlefront II when that comes out on November 17.
EA has opted to not offer a season pass for Star Wars Battlefront II, and instead will give all players access to new maps when they’re released, like publisher stablemate Titanfall 2. This ties into earlier comments made by the game’s creative director, Bernd Diemer, who said, ‘For this type of game, season passes are not the best thing. We need to [take it apart] and come up with something better.’ Presumably, players will be able to spend money on microtransactions such as cosmetics, buffs or even Star Cards to unlock abilities for their heroes in-game.
Star Wars Battlefront II is out on November 17 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.