EA and DICE are all set to release one of the highly anticipated games of the year in the form of Star Wars: Battlefront late 2015. And with the game being ever-closer to its final release date, it seems like the studio has announced the classic Blast Mode for the game that's bound to bring big smile on the faces of hardcore Star Wars gaming fans.
As revealed by the company, Star Wars: Battlefront's Team Deathmatch mode, called Blast, pits the Rebel and Imperial factions against each other with intense 10 versus 10 battles.
This means that 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," the company states.
"One battle you'll be fighting within interior levels on Endor or Sullust. 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," states Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall.
In order to keep the fans hooked on to their seats in this close-quarters Deathmatch mode, the Blast maps will not be as vast as they are in other game modes. "You should know that they are all specifically designed for the specific game mode in mind; in other words, these 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," Brännvall adds.
Like in other Star Wars Battlefront game modes, the key to success here is by choosing a hand with a weapon layout "that suits you and the battle conditions."
You'll also find weapon pickups scattered across the map, "and since there are no vehicles or Heroes & Villains joining the fight, the strategic value of these pickups is quite high," the post states.
"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," says Brännvall. "They are not around every corner though, so keep your eyes peeled."
Currently, Star Wars: Battlefront is all set to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 17 November.
Stay tuned for more updates.
[Source: EA Star Wars Official]