Star Wars Battlefront's Bespin expansion is coming this month for season pass holders

We learned last month that the galaxy's smoothest cat and worst hat will be joining the Star Wars Battlefront party in the upcoming Bespin expansion. And now we know a little more, including when it will go live.   

The update will add the two new hero characters mentioned above—Lando Calrissian and Dengar, if you missed them the first time around—each of whom will bring unique traits to the game. Dengar “thrives on being in a fight,” which is good since Star Wars Battlefront is basically one big, never-ending battle, and his DLT-19 rifle makes him the first hero in the game to wield a heavy blaster. Lando is handy with a gat too, “but his greatest talent comes from knowing the odds and using tricks against his enemies.” 

The update will also include a pair of new weapons, the X-8 Night Sniper and EE-4 blasters, and new locations including Cloud City's Bioniip Laboratories and carbon freezing chambers. There will be new star cards, game modes, Hutt Contracts and other such good stuff, but we won't get details on that for awhile yet. 

Star Wars Battlefront season pass holders can get their hands on the Bespin expansion on June 21, two weeks in advance of everyone else. Based on a quick glance at a calendar, that means the rest of us can start playing on July 5.

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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.