Star Wars Battlefront adds offline skirmish mode with latest free patch

Developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts have released a major free update for the sci-fi shooter Star Wars Battlefront for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The biggest feature in the patch is adding an offline skirmish mode for the multiplayer game.

The long list of patch notes states that the skirmish mode is available in single player in both Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron, and allows the player to compete against AI bots. There's also the option of playing in that mode with a friend in co-op mode. That's available online for all platforms or in split-screen if you have the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.

DICE and EA plan to release two more paid DLC packs for Star Wars Battlefront. In September, players will be able to get the Death Star expansion. Later in 2016 the Rogue One: Scarif DLC pack will be released, letting players check out one of the planets featured in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie that's due in theaters in December.

John Callaham