Last week saw a big update for Star Wars Battlefront II in the form of the Felucia map, and it featured one command post that was hovering over a massive Sarlacc pit. While the Sarlacc doesn’t really pose any immediate danger for players, a lot of people have reportedly been jumping inside it.
Community manager Ben Walke revealed on Twitter:
While the revised version of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi had the Sarlacc a “beak” to make it look more alive, I love how the game stuck to the original Sarlacc pit which was just a hole on the ground with rows of teeth. If you actually look around the area, you’ll see that there are still teeth all around, and the Sarlacc was a lot larger than the one that’s just underwater.
This is just the canon nerd in me talking, but the players shouldn’t die if they jump into the Sarlacc. The pit is actually supposed to paralyze whatever it swallows and keep them alive inside it for a thousand years while it slowly feeds on them. The fun thing about the expanded universe is that they also use it to explain certain “plot holes” when it comes to the films.
With the Felucia map drop, it’s said that it will be the last Clone Wars update coming to the game. Moving forward, the devs will be focusing on other eras in the franchise, particularly the sequel trilogy, what with the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker content later in the year.
Star Wars Battlefront II is now playable for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.