Star Wars Battlefront season pass is currently free on Origin

Star Wars Battlefront has been out for a couple of years now, but if you haven't got around to picking up the season pass yet, now is the time—because right now, it is free on Origin

The season pass normally goes for $20 (or thereabouts) but is currently part of Origin's On the House program, meaning that it's yours if you want it at the low price of zero. Obviously you'll need to own Star Wars Battlefront to play it, but EA will give it to you, along with a notice that you won't be able to actually do anything with it, even if you don't. 

The Star Wars Battlefront season pass includes four expansions—Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star, and Rogue One: Scarif—that collectively add four new game modes, eight heroes (and/or villains, depending on the firmness of your commitment to the principles of law and order) and 16 maps. There's also a "Shoot First" emote, which is presumably an animated image of George Lucas laughing while holding two canvas sacks emblazoned with large dollar signs up over his head. 

The one knock against On the House is that, as far as I know, EA doesn't give any indication as to when an On the House offer will end, so I'd suggest getting it while the getting is good. And if you don't own Star Wars Battlefront, you can either pick it up for a fiver or get it as part of the Origin Access subscription program.  

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.