Drop Zone Brings King of the Hill-Style Gameplay to Star Wars Battlefront

September 8, 2015Written by Jason Dunning

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One of the modes you’ll be able to try out next month when the Star Wars Battlefront beta begins, Drop Zone brings a King of the Hill-style experience to competitive multiplayer.

Detailed by DICE today, Drop Zone “is an action-filled, tactical mode where you’ll need to keep an eye on the sky.” The objective in this 8-versus-8 mode is to capture and control drop pods falling through the atmosphere onto the planet’s surface:

When you locate a drop pod’s landing site, make your way to it and trigger the short claim process. Your team will win if it captures five pods, or control the majority of them after the 10-minute match is up. If a pod is constantly changing possession with no team able to defend it long enough to claim it, another pod will be sent down to break the stalemate. Then, there would be two pods that the teams have to gain control over.

Once pods are claimed, they’ll begin to open up and reveal Power Pickups. While the process takes a moment, it could be worth the risk, but “when your claimed pod is opening up, another one will hit the surface elsewhere and going for that one could be the smarter move.”

Playable on Tatooine, Hoth, Sullust, and Endor, Drop Zone won’t promote camping, with Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall saying:

This goes hand in hand with our design philosophy behind many of the game modes in Star Wars Battlefront. We’re promoting the idea of a fast, action-packed game where you need to be mobile and think on your feet. Camping doesn’t really pay off.

Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: EA Star Wars]