EA and DICE have divulged details concerning every Galactic Assault Map, including those taking place during the Prequel era.
As revealed yesterday, Star Wars Battlefront II will launch with a total of 11 ground maps featuring locations pulled from all three eras. All of these maps can be played in the new Galactic Assault mode, where every map has unique objectives. Two teams of twenty players will do battle across these Star Wars locations, telling their own narrative through combat.
The Sequel era is represented with three maps in Star Wars Battlefront II. Players will fight in the frozen Starkiller Base, the desert wasteland of Jakku, and the mysterious forest on Takodana:
- Starkiller Base – As the fighter attack rages above Starkiller Base, the Resistance makes a daring raid to rescue prisoners trapped inside the Imperial base. Troopers attack the external defenses, taking out guns and TIEs on the ground and trying to free the captives before the planet explodes. The First Order forces are soon airborne, however, counterattacking with TIE/FO and TIE/SF starfighters as the Resistance fight to secure the gate. The battle then reaches a climax as the Resistance override the security doors to extract the prisoners and get them to transports in a waiting hangar.
- Jakku – First Order forces have trapped a group of Resistance fighters within the derelict hull of a crashed Star Destroyer in the desert of Jakku. The Resistance have located some data of key interest and are desperately attempting to evacuate it. The First Order attackers must first cut off the Resistance’s access to nearby landing pads to keep them from escaping, then storm the ship, locking down the supply hold, taking control of the exits, and finally heading topside to prevent a rescue by transports landing from above.
- Takodana – On Takodana, the First Order moves against Maz Kanata’s castle. Resistance forces have taken up a defensive position inside. The First Order advances methodically, capturing the nearby Memorial Hill as a staging area, moving on to attack the outer defenses and finally the castle itself, including a shootout in Maz’s iconic cantina.