When I first watched The Empire Strikes Back, I have to admit, I thought it was the dullest film of the original trilogy. A filler if you will. Not a great deal happened other than the rogueish Han Solo was snatched and frozen from the Cloud City on Bespin and Luke discovered something about the Dark Side. It was dull, but the Bespin scenes were the best parts of the film.
It’s a good thing then, that EA have decided that the next DLC for Star Wars Battlefront will be visiting the Gas Mining plant of Cloud City on Bespin. The city is vast and there are many levels in the floating metropolis.
The Bespin DLC will introduce the City’s administrator, Lando Calrissian and Bounty Hunter, Dengar as playable characters in the game, as well as five multiplayer maps set in different areas of the city. Shoot Storm Troopers in the halls of the Administrator’s Palace or the dark, steamy Carbon-Freezing Chambers among others.
If you’d prefer to take to the skies, you will be able to jump into the odd twin cockpit Cloud Car. If firepower is more your thing, two new weapons will be introduced in this DLC. The X8 Night Sniper is a blaster pistol with decent damage, cooling power and range. It boasts an enhanced scope and heat vision. The EE4 has a short, stubby barrel to allow it to fire more effectively at a closer range, with a high rate of fire.
You can choose to take advantage of these in the new Sabotage game mode, along with Scout binoculars, Shock Grenades and a localised Disruption Wave available as Star Cards.
The Bespin DLC will available from the 21st of June with the Season Pass and roughly two weeks later as a standalone purchase.
Here’s some Galaxy far, far away action to be going on with.