Star Wars Battlefront's Outer Rim expansion launches April 5, costs $14.99, says GameStop on troveshop

Outer Rim, the first premium expansion for Star Wars Battlefront, launches April 5 and will cost $14.99, according to this listing on GameStop.

The launch date represents a slight delay, although the original release was given only as March. Four premium expansions are scheduled, and a season pass entitles subscribers to all of them. The pass is being offered at $49.99, though Xbox Live does offer a $5 discount for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and some retailers (including Walmart) are offering PlayStation 4 codes for less.

Outer Rim adds new heroes for play — the infamous Rodian, Greedo, and Lando Calrissian’s co-pilot, the Sullustan Nien Nunb — as well as new maps set in Jabba the Hutt’s palace, his sail barge, and on Nunb’s homeworld. New weapons are also on the way in Outer Rim. Outer Rim will offer a new game type, Extraction, a capture-the-flag variant in which Rebels have to bring a payload back to their transport while Imperials try to stop them.

Earlier this week, Star Wars Battlefront pushed out another free update and teased some new content that will be free to all, involving “Hutt Contracts” that appear to unlock gear upon completion.

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