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Star Wars: Battlefront's Battle of Jakku DLC introduces Turning Point mode

X-Winging it.

Star Wars: Battlefront's upcoming free Battle of Jakku DLC will bring a new 40-player Turning Point experience to the sci-fi shooter.

Jakku is the desert planet to be featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although Battlefront's level is set straight after Return of the Jedi's final battle.

The Empire is being pushed back, in other words, but still has plenty of fight left in it.

It's against this backdrop that Turning Point will take place, on the sandy Graveyard of Giants map dotted by downed starfighters.

Rebels must take one of three control points, which will then open up further points located deeper within Empire territory. This continues until you unlock the ability to perform a final assault on the Empire base.

Empire players must split up and defend the control points, whose capture percentage does not reset if Rebels are forced back.

"At the edge of the map, the Empire has constructed a make-shift base as well as smaller fortifications strewn across the landscape," DICE's lead level designer Dennis Brännvall has explained.

"Rebels need to locate and capture one of three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture.

"Moving through these increasingly challenging checkpoints, the ultimate goal is the Empire's base where the final stand will take place."

Airspeeders and AT-STs will feature in the mode, while a Super Star Destroyer (not pilotable) will crash in the map's background.

EA is set to show off the first full gameplay from the DLC next Monday, 30th November at 7pm UK time, the day before the add-on is released to pre-order customers on 1st December (then on 8th December for everyone else).

You can watch the reveal live via Twitch.tv/EAStarWars or attend yourself by winning a place via PlayStation UK's Facebook page or Star Wars Battlefront.com/London.

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