Star Wars: Battlefront Blast Mode Unveiled
Electronic Arts and DICE unveiled Blast, a 10v10 team deathmatch mode within their upcoming action video game, Star Wars: Battlefront.
The Team Deathmatch mode, Blast, pits the “Rebel and Imperial factions against each other with intense 10 versus 10 battles.
If your team reaches 100 kills, or are ahead when the 10-minute round is over, you’ve won.
Immediate, addictive, and exciting until the very last kill; that is our ambition with Blast.
Blast offers a lot of variety both in terms of gameplay and the unpredictable nature of the opposing team. Actual levels within the mode also happen to hold great variation as well.”
“One battle you’ll be fighting within interior levels on Endor or Sullust, said lead Level designer, Dennis Brännvall.
In the next battle, you might find yourselves among Tatooine’s dusty canyons, or inside the undeniably cool Ice Caves on Hoth. My favorite is the verticality of Tatooine, fighting by the Sandcrawler.”
The maps in TDM mode are not as vast as they are in other game modes. The maps are specifically designed for specific game modes and they “aren’t just smaller versions of maps used elsewhere.”
“Say you’ve just played Walker Assault mode on Hoth and then switched to Blast, still on Hoth.
Thanks to variations in lighting and time of day, you’ll definitely see a difference, said lead level designer Dennis Brannvall.
As in other Star Wars: Battlefront game modes, the key to success is choosing a hand with a weapon layout that suits you and the battle conditions.
Also, you’ll find weapon pickups strewn across the map, and since there are no vehicles or Heroes & Villains joining the fight, the strategic value of these pickups is quite high.”
“Whether you pick up a Droid scanning for nearby enemies or a turret that’ll control a zone for you, the pickups can really turn the tide of a Blast match.
They are not around every corner though, so keep your eyes peeled,” Brännvall added.
Star Wars: Battlefront will be available on November 17 in NA, November 17 in EU & November 20, 2015 in UK for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A month ahead of J. J. Abrams’ upcoming American epic space opera film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.