Our first look at Star Wars: Battlefront during E3 showed everything a Star Wars fan could ask for. AT-ATs? Check. Snowspeeders? Check. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader duking it out? Check.

But, what if you want to play multiplayer from a long time ago? DICE has our backs. The developer highlighted a new game mode today called ‘Blast.’ It’s your traditional Team Deathmatch. Two teams of 10 players battle it out to reach 100 kills. Or, whoever is leading after the 10-minute round is over.

The maps in Blast are a bit smaller, but DICE says they’ve been specifically designed for the mode and have slight variations.

“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,” says Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall.

Blast is a throwback to the traditional multiplayer modes of the past. No vehicles, no Heroes. Just you and whatever pickups you manage to grab across the map.

“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.”

Blast sounds cool, but it won’t be the first game mode I try when Star Wars: Battlefront releases on November 17th. Give me an X-Wing and Luke Skywalker all day baby!

Star Wars: Battlefront at Gamescom

In a community update earlier this week, DICE teased new multiplayer modes, new gameplay footage and a new hero type. Blast is one of the modes mentioned, but DICE also talked about a “unique game mode I know fans of Starfighters are going to be excited about.”

It sounds like what they did with Air Superiority in the Battlefield series.

Those of you heading to Gamescom will get hands on with this new game mode.


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