Star Wars Battlefront Beta Is Coming on Oct. 8
We're just a few weeks away from being able to participate in the highly-anticipated open beta for Star Wars Battlefront.
EA and DICE have announced even more details about next month's big Star Wars Battlefront beta. The beta itself will run for five days, giving PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers access to Survival Missions on Tattooine, where you'll have to survive ongoing waves of Imperial forces, including Stormtroopers, AT-ST walkers, TIE Fighters and more. You can also try the Drop Zone mode on Sullust, which is comprised of 8v8 multiplayer matches with king of the hill-style gameplay. Lastly, you can partake in the big Walker Assault multiplayer bouts on Hoth. It's a massive 20v20 war between the Rebel Alliance and Empire with Y-Wings, Snowspeeders, AT-ATs and more.
Launching alongside the beta will be the Star Wars Battlefront Companion app, which will include a Base Command card game that lets you earn currency for Star Cards. These cards unlock more weapons and features in the main game. The Battlefront Companion app also lets you customize your weapon load-outs, alter your characters' appearances, check up on your friends playing the game and more.
The Star Wars Battlefront beta will run from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12. It will be available for free on the PSN Store for PlayStation 4, the Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox One and the Demo & Betas section of EA Origins for PC. You don't have to register on a website or anything like that — you just download the beta, install it and play.
Star Wars Battlefront will debut on Nov. 17 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. All versions of the game will be able to get two special maps on Dec. 8 that take place on Jakku, the planet featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (hitting theaters starting Dec. 18) but pre-ordering the game will let you have access to these new stages on Dec. 1.
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