The only catch for Xbox owners is that you need an Xbox Live Gold subscription, but you’d need that to play the game and enjoy the DLC anyway, so that shouldn’t be a major obstacle for most people interested in taking advantage of this deal.
Since publisher EA hasn’t officially announced this as a deal, it’s unclear if the DLC will remain free until the release of Battlefront II on November 17th, or if it will end before then. Origin does list this deal as a “limited time” offering, so don’t wait too long to download it.
In total, the season pass introduces four new hero characters, 16 new maps, four new modes, and a selection of new vehicles, weapons, and star cards. It’s a heck of a deal, considering it’s free.
Unlike the first Battlefront and developer DICE’s other popular FPS series, Battlefront II is foregoing paid expansions in favor of a microtransaction system that is some are calling “pay-to-win”, though we will find out more about it on October 4th when the beta launches.