Starwars Battlefront is probably one of the most anticipated upcoming games of the year. Well, that anticipation will quickly grow after today, as the Star Wars Battlefront Beta will run from October 8 to October 12 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, EA and DICE recently announced. The five-day long beta will let players experience three of Star Wars Battlefront‘s multiplayer modes across three of the game’s planets. This is an open beta and is available to all players.
Players will be able to experience three modes spread across three iconic planets including:
- Walker Assault on Hoth: Fight in epic 40-player battles as a Rebel to destroy the Empire’s onslaught of AT-AT’s by calling in Y-wing bombers. Or, side with the Empire and protect your walkers while utilizing their mighty weaponry to crush the Rebel objective.
- Drop Zone on Sullust: Escape pods are crashing down and you and your team must fight to control them. With its frantic 8v8 matches, Drop Zone is sure to put your combat and strategy skills to the test.
- Survival Mission on Tatooine: Play alone or with a friend via co-op or split-screen as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-ST’s, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers and more.
You’ll also be able to partake in the Star Wars Battlefront Companion available at www.StarWarsBattlefront.com. This features a strategy card game called Base Command that lets you earn in-game credits to unlock Star Cards, weapons, and more in Battlefront. The Companion will also allow you to check game stats and progression, customize load-outs, etc. There will be a mobile app for the Companion prior to the game’s release, but during the beta it will be limited to its web version.
Since this is a beta, “players may experience interruptions to their gameplay during the Beta period.” Moreover, Game play progress, achievements, characters, character data, and other value or status indicators will not carry forward from the beta to the full game. DICE said in an announcement that the beta will weigh in at about 7 GB on consoles, 11 GB on PC. Players on PC will be able to preload the beta through EA’s Origin service on Oct. 7.
Star Wars Battlefront is slated for release on November 17th, 2015. Stay tuned for details!