EA and DICE are making good on their promise to bring an offline mode to Star Wars: Battlefront. Beginning next week, Star Wars: Battlefront owners will be able to head into battle against offline bots in a special Skirmish Mode, which will also be splitscreen-compatible for two players on the PS4 and Xbox One.
Skirmish Mode will be available to download on July 20, and here’s what Lead Designer Dennis Brannvall had to say about it on the Battlefront Blog:
The new mode will be available starting July 20 and offers players the option to play offline against bots in a solo mission or with a friend using co-op split screen (Console only). Skirmish can be played on a difficulty level of your choosing and across two modes, Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron. With multiple locations that span the galaxy, from the frozen planet of Hoth to the lava encrusted planet of Sullust, we hope Skirmish brings players a new way to enjoy Star Wars: Battlefront.
The developer also confirmed that Battlefront’s next expansion, Death Star, will be available in September.