Star Wars Battlefront Supremacy Mode Revealed
We've already heard of the air combat focused Fighter Squadron Mode (and got excited when the Millennium Falcon appeared) and seen screenshots from Hoth not to mention seen the E3 Preview Footage that helped allay our worries about the game and its lack of a space combat mode and small number of maps.
Today though, we're hearing about Supremacy – a new mode that focuses the battle onto two control points in a tug of war. Supremacy maps will have five control points, teams start in possession of two each and begin battling over the fifth middle point and then attempt to push through the other team's control points in a set order. It's not just infantry taking part in the fight though; ground vehicles, heroes and starfighters will also be joining the fight on what will apparently be the largest maps in Battlefront. Sounds like the kind of mode we love.
You can read the full post from EA/DICE below or see it in its original context here.
The multiplayer modes of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ span many different types of experiences. From close-quarter battle situations, to all-out clashes on huge maps with ground troops, vehicles, Heroes and Villains joining the fight, you’ll find the Supremacy mode in the latter category.
Supremacy centers on five control points scattered across the map. The objective is gaining control of all five, or the majority of them, before the 10 minute round is over. Each team starts the match controlling two of these control points, initially fighting for control of the fifth one in the center. After this is determined, the control points need to be claimed in a set order. This means the action will be taking place on two control points at a time – one for each team.
An intense mode for players that know their way around the battlefront, Supremacy is ideal for those craving all-out multiplayer action. According to Lead Level Designer Dennis Brännvall, this action will be both immediate and intense.
“When you spawn into Supremacy, you don’t have to move far to see a lot of friends – and enemies. You’re thrown into a massive frontline, where your screen is filled with adversaries: infantry, Heroes, Walkers, and starfighters. You can prepare for very heavy and focused Star Wars™ action,” Brännvall says.
If you’re the defending type, Supremacy will guarantee many enemies assaulting your control point. If you’re an attacking player, you'll surely find them trying to defend their control point from capture, ensuring constant frontline action.
Almost all vehicles in Star Wars Battlefront will take part in the fight, so keep an eye on the sky for TIE fighters and X-wings soaring through the sky to assist the quest for supremacy at each location. Heroes and Villains will also join the fight, and their unique abilities will help both sides in different ways.
“Using a character like Darth Vader to secure control points is great, as he can take increased damage before going down. Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett are great for moving swiftly between attacking and defensive positions, and giving you the edge against opponents in battle,” Brännvall explains.
As for map size, Supremacy will offer the largest fighting grounds that Star Wars Battlefront has to offer; the vast maps, alongside the ability to capture key areas, may seem similar to DICE game fans. Brännvall, as member of the Battlefield team, can confirm the similarities between Supremacy and the signature mode from the game, Conquest.
“Supremacy is a game mode that will excite fans of the Conquest mode from Battlefield. That said, we’ve made several tweaks to improve the formula. You will always spawn close to the action when you enter Supremacy, so you’ll never feel isolated from the fight. By focusing on one key point at a time, players not playing the objective and camping on a hill somewhere will be a rare sight.”
With the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire clashing, the vehicular action around you, and iconic Star Wars characters joining the fight, Supremacy is a multiplayer mode that will deliver exhilarating battles for players. Brännvall tells about his personal favorite:
“I really like Supremacy on Endor. With all the battles on ground and among the trees, the fights are always intense and fun. An Ewok village is the central point, and there are many different ways of getting into those huts. That kind of verticality is really interesting,” Brännvall says.
This is one of many favorite aspects our developers have from the epic Supremacy mode. Which one will be yours?
Does Battlefront send a ripple through your force or not? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more info as we get it.