Star Wars Battlefront will be free on EA Access by the end of the year

Hold your blaster fire if you're thinking about buying Star Wars Battlefront on Xbox One sometime in the next few months. The online shooter is officially headed for the EA Access Vault later this year, EA has revealed.

If you're not familiar, The Vault is the "free stuff" part of EA Access: it's an expanding selection of games that come gratis with your subscription, all playable in full as long as you remain an active member. Unless EA decides to include any of Star Wars Battlefront's DLC expansions you'll have to pay for those separately, but it's still a nice savings. You can buy the full game and retain your progress if you cancel your subscription, too.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst and EA Sports UFC 2 are also headed to The Vault by the end of 2016. A bunch of older PopCap games also went up for free today, if that's your thing:

  • Heavy Weapon
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2
  • Zuma

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.