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Ubisoft Denies Locking Star Wars Outlaws’ Jabba The Hutt Mission Behind Season Pass

Ubisoft Denies Locking Star Wars Outlaws’ Jabba The Hutt Mission Under Season Pass

After Ubisoft unveiled Star Wars Outlaws’ story trailer on April 9, the game was given an August 30 launch date. Pre-orders were also announced and the game will be available in Standard, Gold, and Ultimate Editions.

Ubisoft Denies Locking Star Wars Outlaws’ Jabba The Hutt Mission Under Season Pass

GameBaba Universe reported that the game will have 2 story DLCs. However, there was an outburst from players when they realized that Jabba’s Gambit mission would be locked under Season Pass and would only be available on day one to players who purchase the more expensive Gold or Ultimate Editions.

Since the day after the premiere of Star Wars Outlaws story trailer, gamers have called out Ubisoft on X for locking the mission—which many believe is central to a Star Wars game—behind a Season Pass.

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The realization further compounded the skepticism that Star Wars fans had for the upcoming Ubisoft game after realizing that Internet access was required to play the physical copy of the game. In a recent publication by IGN, Ubisoft has provided an update on Jabba the Hutt mission.

“To clarify, Jabba the Hutt and the Hutt Cartel are one of the main syndicates in Star Wars Outlaws and will be part of the experience for everyone who purchases the game, regardless of edition,” a Ubisoft spokesperson told IGN.


“The ‘Jabba’s Gambit’ mission is an optional, additional mission with the Hutt Cartel along Kay and Nix’s journey across the Outer Rim. This mission will be available to those who purchase the season pass or an edition of the game which includes the season pass.”

Even with the explanation, the scope of the Jabba’s Gambit mission is still not clearly defined which leaves many fans of Star Wars Outlaws wondering what would be locked behind the Season Pass. Ubisoft had previously revealed that players can choose to work for or betray Jabba who is the head of one of the criminal factions in Star Wars Outlaws.

The Star Wars Outlaws story trailer was promising

Ubisoft Denies Locking Star Wars Outlaws’ Jabba The Hutt Mission Under Season Pass

Star Wars Outlaws was first revealed in 2023 during the Xbox Showcase and got a 10-minute gameplay trailer at Ubisoft Forward. It is set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Fans will play as Kay Vess in the company of her furry pet Nix and an android, ND-5, as they try to write a successful future during the golden era of criminal activities in the Star Wars universe. Since its announcement, Ubisoft has gradually unwrapped Star Wars Outlaws, the latest being the story trailer.

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Every part of the game from what we have seen so far ticks the right boxes. The only major controversy has been the Jabba’s Gambit mission. It has further raised the question about having season passes in single-player games.

If Star Wars Outlaws was an online multiplayer game, a season pass would have caused no stir. Aggrieved fans believe that since Star Wars Outlaws is already a full-priced AAA title, players purchasing the standard edition deserve to have the full experience.

Ubisoft Denies Locking Star Wars Outlaws’ Jabba The Hutt Mission Under Season Pass

The Gold Edition is priced at $110 while the Ultimate Edition is priced at $130 and includes lots of cosmetics for Vess, Nix the Speeder, and the Trailblazer spaceship. It also includes a digital art book which contains a selection of the game’s concept art and visuals and unique cinematic storyboards.

Most players think that the cosmetics and the art book are not enough to account for the extra dollars that Ubisoft is charging for the Gold and Ultimate Editions. In other words, regardless of Ubisoft’s explanation, they believe some part of the story will be locked behind a paywall to justify the cost of the higher editions.