Star Wars Battlefront is getting the new Rogue One: Scarif DLC. The extra content includes the introduction of Jyn Erso and Director Orson Krennic into the game. It also adds the new tropical planet, Scarif.
Star Wars Battlefront: Jyn Erso
The developers have been working closely with Lucasfilm to recreate these two characters from Rogue One faithfully. Jyn Erso features all around versatility, with up close power and plenty of tricks to offer useful tactics in almost any situation. Her A180 Blaster Pistol also comes with a Rifle Extension that allows her to transform her sidearm for quick, blast damage. While the pistol will be the weapon of choice for taking down heroes, the Rifle Extension will do a quick job cleaning up those pesky stormtroopers.
She also comes equipped with a sonic grenade that functions differently depending on how far the target is from the blast impact. At the focal point, it deals high damage, with a blind radius a bit further out, and an armor reduction effect beyond that. The developers hope players will find this to be a useful opener.
When brute force is the only option, Jyn can charge forward with Truncheon Surge. This ability can chain as long as Jyn has the charges.
Star Wars Battlefront: Director Orson Krennic
As Director of Imperial Weapons Research, Krennic is a support character designed to enhance the army around him. Once he is present, two players can play as his elite Death Troopers. Krennic’s team is designed to capture and hold strategic points.
Krennic can utilize his Armor Breaker ability to switch out the standard six-ammunition in his DT-29 pistol with a one-shot, high-damage cartridge that also reduces enemy defenses. He can also deploy a droid, the C2-B5 Astromech, which can detect and neutralize rebels with poisonous gas.
He can also start a major push with his Wrath of The Empire ability. This bolsters the health of troopers for a limited period of time, and increases their armor. But once the duration is up, the troopers are left with the amount of health they had before Krennic activated his ability.
With the release of the DLC, the developers are also altering some of the existing heroes. For full details, see the official post from EA.