Earlier this week, I wrote about three new modes coming to Star Wars Battlefront – Supremacy, Drop Zone and Cargo. Today, DICE offered more details on the Supremacy game mode.
And it sounds a lot like Conquest, with a few notable differences.
Supremacy sees two teams fighting over five control points on the map. Sound familiar? One change is that each team starts the match controlling two of them. The first engagements center around the fifth control point in the center. After one team takes over the central control point, the rest must be captured in a set order.
The mode sounds more like Chain Link (a Conquest variant), which came as part of the Dragon’s Teeth expansion pack for Battlefield 4. In that mode, your goal was to “link” several control points together for the enemy team’s tickets to fall faster.
Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall described the thought process behind Supremacy.
“Supremacy is a game mode that will excite fans of the Conquest mode from Battlefield. That said, we’ve made several tweaks to improve the formula,” says Brännvall. “You will always spawn close to the action when you enter Supremacy, so you’ll never feel isolated from the fight. By focusing on one key point at a time, players not playing the objective and camping on a hill somewhere will be a rare sight.”
There are moments playing Battlefield 4 Conquest where you feel like you’re running around by yourself. Supremacy also keeps all the fighting centralized. Flipping control of maps is a regular sight on BF4. By keeping the action focused on one point at a time, you won’t have to worry about flanking enemies. At least, as far as the control points go. I like the approach of keeping all the action in one place.
“When you spawn into Supremacy, you don’t have to move far to see a lot of friends – and enemies. You’re thrown into a massive frontline, where your screen is filled with adversaries: infantry, Heroes, Walkers, and starfighters. You can prepare for very heavy and focused Star Wars™ action,” Brännvall says.
Nearly all of the Star Wars Battlefront sandbox will be at your disposal. X-Wings and TIE Fighters? Check. What about Heroes and Villains?
“Using a character like Darth Vader to secure control points is great, as he can take increased damage before going down. Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett are great for moving swiftly between attacking and defensive positions, and giving you the edge against opponents in battle,” says Brännvall.
The more I hear about this game, the more I wish I could put myself in carbonite until November 17th.