DICE revealed that Star Wars Battlefront will be getting free DLC shortly after launch that takes place on Jakku, a new desert planet from the movie The Force Awakens. Don’t worry, you don’t have to figure out what store is offering the pre-order content or what console is getting excluded — everyone gets the DLC.
What Is the Battle of Jakku DLC?
It is worth noting that if you pre-order Battlefront before it launches November 17, 2015 you will be able to play the Battle of Jakku DLC a week early (Dec 1). Otherwise, the DLC will release on December 8 and that’s when you’ll get a chance to explore the new planet.
Here’s an official blurb about the game, including info about the free DLC:
The pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Keep in mind, the Battlefront timeline is going to match the original trilogy so you’ll be exploring Jakku years before the new film takes place. If you pay attention to the The Force Awakens trailer, the scenes of Jakku show a wartorn planet covered in debris.