Everyone’s favorite rogue is getting his own season in Star Wars Battlefront 2 starting today. The season adds new locales and skins, game modes, and various tweaks and bug fixes–because if there’s one thing Solo knows, it’s making a lot of special modifications.
For starters, the update adds the Jabba’s Palace map as an iconic location that Han never actually saw, because he was frozen in carbonite and then mostly blind. But his friends were there in the opening act of Return of the Jedi, which means we’ll get Lando Calrissian dressed as a Skiff Guard and Leia Organa debuting a legendary Appearance as the bounty hunter Boussh, scrambled voice and all. These can be purchased with in-game Credits or the premium currency Crystals, as re-introduced in Night on Endor.
A new permanent game mode is being added called Hero Showdown, which pits players in two-on-two Hero vs. Villain battles. The season also adds Starfighter Custom Arcade, giving you more opportunity to hone your piloting skills. Other improvements include the ability to upgrade and unlock Star Cards in the pre-round phase, and lore text being added to all of the Appearances. It also packs some bug fixes and balance adjustments, which you can read about in the full patch notes.
All of this ties thematically into the impending release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters. The prequel tells the story of a young Han Solo before his adventures with the Rebellion. GameSpot’s review found the cast charming and the production design well-made, but the story was dubbed inessential. Other reviews are similarly middling to mildly positive.