Do you remember when Star Wars: Squadrons developers Motive announced they had zero plans for post-launch content? Well, they’ve changed their mind, with at least two free content updates scheduled that are looking to enrich the dogfighting experience. And one of those updates is available right now for Star Wars: Squadrons, delivering a new map as well as several additional components.
As a fan-favourite location from the single-player story, Motive have satisfied the raft of requests to add Fostar Haven from Star Wars: Squadrons’ first prologue mission to the multiplayer modes. Thanks to this update, the map is battle-ready in both the Fleet Battles and the Dogfight modes. Set in a remote, lawless area of space under the light of twin stars, the Fostar Haven map has been altered from its story mode counterpart in order to provide a new experience that blends well with the other six maps.
In the prologue of Squadrons, which is set at the height of the Galactic Civil War, Fostar Haven was an isolated trading station that welcomed smugglers and pirates. As such, Helix Squadron was sent there to search the cargo docks for some Alderaanian refugees. Now, four years later, the denizens of Fostar Haven have made a few upgrades to their station, trusting neither the Empire nor the New Republic – and rightfully so. You’ll have the chance to weave your way through the crowded dockyards or take the fight to vast open space.
But that’s not everything this update provides, for it also brings four new components. For Fighters and Bombers, you’ll be able to use the Boost Extension Kit, a component that, when used, gives your starfighter a full boost. It’ll then recharge over time and can be used again. Meanwhile, the Interceptors and Fighters get a way to provide more assistance against capital ships and flagships. They’ll receive the Ion Rockets, kind of similar to the Barrage Rockets they currently have. These rockets move at half the speed of standard rockets, but they can be used at the same time as other components, including their non-ion counterparts.
Additionally, Bombers and Fighters (the latter with only half the ammo count) will also be receiving the Prototype Piercing Torpedoes, providing these two ships with a fresh new tactic for taking on capital ships. Though these torpedoes do less overall damage than others of their class, they have the incredibly useful ability to bypass capital ship and flagship shields. And finally, the U-wing and TIE reaper are getting a new way to support allies when taking on enemy capital ships and flagships in the form of the Anti-Material Rocket Turret. Though this turret doesn’t target enemy starfighters, it’s very well poised to take on flagship subsystems, capital ships, and even turrets.
Jump back into the cockpit to explore Fostar Haven and the rest of the free content additions right now in Star Wars: Squadrons on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4 and PC!