Things are hotting up for Star Wars Battlefront 2 ahead of the release of the new Han Solo movie this month.

Battlefront 2's Han Solo season, which kicks off on 16th May, is spread across two months, EA said. In May the game gets new game mode Hero Showdown, which is a 2v2 best out of five single elimination mode in which players pick their heroes. If your team wins a round, you can't use the heroes you previously used in the next round. Conversely, if you lose a round you can stick with your heroes.

Also in May is Starfighter Custom Arcade. Here you can take on the AI with all the Starfighters in the game and practice for Starfighter Assault.

Battlefront 2 is also getting Jabba's Palace, which will be available in both Heroes vs Villains, Blast and Arcade. Here's a screenshot:


Battlefront 2 is getting its first Legendary Appearance, which is Leia's Boushh outfit from Return of the Jedi. While she's wearing the outfit, Leia uses a speech scrambler to speak Ubese, which is a nice touch.


And finally, Lando gets an Epic based on his appearance within Jabba's Palace in the films.


Developer DICE will reveal all the June gubbins later.

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