A few weeks ago, EA Motive announced that it was unlikely that Star Wars: Squadrons would be getting new content. What a difference a few weeks can make then, right? Today, EA has announced there will not be one but two content drops for Star Wars: Squadrons over the next two months. The first drop will arrive in update 3.0 on November 25th and that will bring the new map Fostar Haven, which players will recognise from the first prologue mission in the game’s campaign. The map will be available in Fleet Battles and the Dogfight mode. The update will also add four new components.
Those four components will include a Boost Extension Kit which gives the Starfighters an additional boost that will then charge up. The second component will be Ion Rockets to take down shields, the third will be Prototype Piercing Torpedoes that are effective against Capital ships and Flagships. These torpedoes will ignore the shields of these ships though do less overall damage than other weapons. The U-Wing and TIE Reaper will get the Anti-Material Rocket Turret. This will not attack Starfighters but instead target subsystems on the bigger ships.
Then in December update 4.0 will drop. This update will add two more starfighters into Star Wars: Squadrons. On the New Republic side that new fighter is the B-Wing, which will be classed as a bomber. On the Empire’s side the TIE Defender which will be a fighter class. In addition, December’s update will be adding Custom Matches. In these matches players will be able to modify things like hull/shield/damage modifiers, capital ship health, and the starfighters that can be used. Players will be able to use any of the seven maps in both Dogfights and Fleet Battles.
In our review for Star Wars: Squadrons, Dom wrote: