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Star Wars: Squadrons is receiving a new map and new starfighters in a free update

Star Wars: Squadrons Haven
Star Wars: Squadrons Haven (Image credit: EA)

What you need to know

  • Star Wars: Squadrons released back in October.
  • The developers announced new free DLC today in the form of an additional map and two new starships.
  • The New Republic is getting the B-Wing, while the Empire gets the TIE Defender.

Star Wars: Squadrons released back in October and while the developers have previously shared small updates adding neat cosmetics for players to enjoy, there's even more on the way. Today, the developers at Motive Studio shared that several free updates are coming, including one that'll add the Fostar Haven map from the prologue of the campaign to Fleet Battles and Dogfight, joining the list of current maps.

Additionally, two new starfighters are being added to the existing roster. The two new ships are the B-Wing and the TIE Defender, which are being added for the New Republic and Galactic Empire respectively.

Source: EA (Image credit: Source: EA)

The B-Wing is classified as a Bomber, while the TIE Defender is classified as a Fighter but both will come with some unique features and abilities that should shake up the existing balance of fights. Finally, custom matches are also on the way, so if you just want to set something up to play solely with a group of friends, you'll be covered.

In our review, editor Russell Holly stated that Star Was: Squadrons is "Star Wars dogfighting at its finest, with a multiplayer fun that won't quit.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • Two of my favs from the SW universe. Maybe i'll finally use my GamePass/EA Play trial to check this game out finally.
  • Is this coming to Xbox game pass? Like a trial or anything?
  • Not yet, but generally all EA games end up in EA Play eventually. That being said, it's half the price of a full retail game, with arguably more content than some full retail games.
  • I think you get a 10 hour trial through EA play.
  • If I'm correct they had insisted that there would never be any dlc/update to the game after launch....
    Why announce that if they're developing new free DLCs ??
  • I've got a feeling EA didn't expect the game to sell well. If it's blowing past expectations, then they've probably okay-ed more support.
  • They said at the time they had no plans to do post game content, not that they never would.
  • ... And it just went on sale!
  • Indeed. Pretty good price too. I wish I had the time.