Over the summer Electronic Arts announced that the fun & excitement of playing Star Wars Battlefront II won’t be relegated solely to the content available at the game’s launch. Additional content will be released (for free!) after the game has arrived on store shelves via a program EA is referring to as Seasons. The first batch of post-launch content will be from director Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi beginning December 5.

Via this posting on EA’s website:

Battles rage across eras. Lightsaber-wielding Jedi masters duel mighty Sith Lords. Ace pilots face off in thrilling space battles. Inferno Squad navigates the chaos following the fall of the Empire.

If you want to start playing today, join Origin Access or EA Access and take an early leap into the Star Wars galaxy with the Star Wars Battlefront II Play First Trial*. Enjoy gut-wrenching starfighter battles above five planets, lead spectacular ground assaults on eleven gorgeous worlds, and join Inferno Squad for the first section of the new single player campaign. Using the Play First Trial, play Star Wars Battlefront II for up to ten hours prior to the game’s worldwide release November 17. And remember, you can also pick up the Deluxe Edition and start playing to your heart’s content November 14.

But this is just the beginning. Free** content is coming in December with Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II The Last Jedi Season, bringing with it new heroes, maps, vehicles, and more.

It all starts with choosing a side. On December 5, you’ll have an opportunity to align with the First Order or choose to fight for the Resistance. Your choice is important, as it will allow you to take part in special challenges that will grant your faction specific rewards.

Things kick into high gear on December 13. Your favorite stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn joins the fight for the Resistance and Captain Phasma steps on to the Battlefront for the First Order. They can be purchased with in-game Credits that week. Whichever faction is victorious in completing the most challenges that week will net a reward as well: a special Crate of high-power upgrades for Finn or Captain Phasma.

New locations and vehicles will also arrive. On December 13, the cinematic content from Star Wars™: The Last Jedi continues with a new planetary map: Crait. The Starfighter Assault map of D’qar will join as well, plus a new hero ship – Tallie Lintra’s RZ-2 A-wing. Poe Dameron’s T-70 X-wing is also upgraded with a new ability inspired by Star Wars™: The Last Jedi .

Iden Versio returns. In Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II Resurrection, you’ll join Commander Iden Versio during the days of the First Order’s rise to power. This all new chapter of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II’s single-player story mode will be available December 13.

Your choice of faction will continue to matter. Throughout December, you’ll see your chosen faction’s progress reflected in-game, as you fight alongside allies from around the world to swing the tide of battle.

We’re excited for you to get your hands on Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II, and even more excited to continue bringing new Star Wars experiences to you. Remember, every post-launch hero, map, ship, and weapon will be free for everyone who owns the game, so you and your friends can continue playing Star Wars together.

*CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY. SEE http://www.ea.com/ea-access AND http://www.origin.com/store/origin-access FOR DETAILS.

**Requires Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II on applicable platform (sold separately), all game updates, internet connection, EA account, and, for console players, Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership (each sold separately).