The game mode recently announced by Electronic Arts is very similar to “King of the Hill”, welcome to Star Wars Battlefront Drop Zone. This new game mode focuses on a small amount of players, 8 versus 8, who will be battling for the pods that are landing throughout the map.
Players must rush to the pods and make claim to them by fighting their way to them, and then by defending them as the other team tries to take them away from you. You will win when you team controls all 5 pods, or controls most of them when time expires. If there happens to be a stalemate going on, another pod will be dropped breaking the stalemate.
Similar to “King of the Hill”-style experiences, the objective in Drop Zone centers on drop pods falling through the atmosphere onto the planet surfaces. In tight 8-versus-8 matches, Rebel and Empire teams fight to capture and control these pods.
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.
Drop Zone is all about action and quick thinking, forcing Rebels and Imperial troops to always be on their feet. Though captured pods need to be defended, static players standing in a cluster too close to their pod always run the risk of being hit by explosives or a well-placed Orbital Strike.
The Battlefront Drop Zone game mode will be available to play when Electronic Arts opens up the Beta version early next month, which will have unlimited sign ups. This new game mode is supposed to be quick, high action, game play forcing players to rapidly move and capture the pods.
We can expect the Beta version to be released in early October, and we are guessing October 6th based on other beta releases in the past.