Star Wars Battlefront has just announced their new game mode titled, “Drop Zone”. In this action-filled mode you must keep your eye on the sky with gameplay that is similar to “King of The Hill”, the objective is to capture an control drop pods that are falling through the atmosphere and crashing on the planet’s surface. This mode is a tight and chaotic 8v8 matches.
When you find a drop pod’s site, trigger the short claim process and your team will win If you capture five pods, or control the majority of them after the 10-minute match finishes, if a pod is constantly changing possession with no team able to defend it long enough, another pod will be sent to break the stalemate.
“This goes hand in hand with our design philosophy behind many of the game modes in Star Wars Battlefront,” Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall explains. “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.”
When you play Drop Zone on Tatooine, Hoth, Sullust, or Endor, a lot of work as been put into map design in order to make the matches as entertaining and interesting as possible.
Whether you’ll be playing Drop Zone on Tatooine, Hoth, Sullust, or Endor, a ton of work has been put in to map design from a gameplay perspective, fine-tuning key locations in order to make the matches as entertaining and interesting as possible.
“Playing Drop Zone on the Swamp Crash Site on Endor is a personal favorite. The map has a couple of nice choke points but is overall very free-flowing and hectic, as enemies can attack from anywhere on that level,” says Brännvall. “The fight takes place around a crashed GR-75 transport ship with containers from the craft strewn across the landscape, and there’s one section with a waterfall overlooked by an Ewok village, where you have to jump down into the pool below in order to claim the pod, hoping no one’s hiding in the trees above waiting to pick you off.”