EA has announced that the open beta window for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront will be kicking off very soon, between October 8 and 12. The beta will be available for both Playstation 4 and Xbox One, as well as via Origin for the PC community.
The beta release includes three different game modes over three distinct maps:
- 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.
The Star Wars Battlefront Companion will also be available during the beta period, via the official Battlefront website. The browser-based companion allows the tracking of stats and progression, as well as access to the standalone card game Base Command. It also ties into the main Battlefront game, allowing the collection of in-game Credits for use in unlocking additional equipment and items.
Star Wars Battlefront is set for a full release on November 17 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out the official website for further details including pre-order information and beta access. Let’s just hope this ‘technical beta’ will allow for a smooth release.
Source: Official Website