Update September, 2015: The Battlefront Beta will include gameplay content described in this article.
Epic multiplayer battles or a quick fix? When jumping into Star Wars™ Battlefront™, you might be in the mood for a different experience each time you play. We’d like to tell you about a Star Wars Battlefront Mission full of both immediate action and addictive depth: Survival.
Survival is one of several Mission types in Star Wars Battlefront. As a rebel soldier, your task is to stay alive against increasingly difficult waves of Imperial forces. There are 15 waves in total and in each wave, players will face off against Stormtroopers, AT-STs, and anything in between.
If you want to clear all 15 waves the Force must surely be with you – along with your wits and weapons. Learn to recognize and adapt to the different kinds of enemies. Dodge the long-distance fire of the Scouttroopers and keep your eyes open to spot incoming TIE Fighters and the optical camouflage-wearing Shadowtroopers. Lose the lives you start out with and you’re out.
Survival can be played on all the planets in Star Wars Battlefront including Endor, Hoth, Sullust and Tatooine, and the maps have been specially designed with this Mission type in mind. Learn the environments and keep your eyes peeled; extra lives and Drop Pods with powerups will appear regularly. Grabbing this loot can tip the odds of surviving in your favor.
If you play Survival on your own the experience will be great, but taking on the Empire together with a Rebel friend can be even greater. Available on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, couch co-op via split-screen makes the tension and immersion of Survival amazing. You and your Rebel partner will use your respective strengths in the heat of battle and make quick strategic decisions as you prepare for the next wave, all from the comforts of your own couch. You can also take the co-op fight for survival online if you're playing on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Survival will cater to both casual and hardcore players. Fans looking for more of a challenge can step up to the higher difficulty setting, where the Imperial threat is even more intense. In the higher difficulty level, Stars are awarded which will be awarded upon completion of certain challenges – like not spending a life during your mission. We’re also looking forward to see the community get competitive when it comes to clearing all 15 waves as fast as possible.
We’re hoping you’ll have a blast with Survival. Come November 17th, it will be pick-up-and-play gameplay with a surprising amount of depth. You’ll encounter a great variety of enemies and weapon types, all in the same Mission. And perhaps most importantly: you’ll get to make on-the-fly choices and try to survive with a buddy.