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'Star Wars: Battlefront' Beta Extended For One More Day, More Tests Needed

The Star Wars: Battlefront beta is getting an additional day of gameplay. Community manager Mathew Everett made the announcement on the game's forums, citing "further technical tests on our infrastructure."

Specifically, the tests will seem to cover what Everett calls "extreme scenarios," which should be rare on large, multiplayer-focused titles, but nevertheless, it's something that both the publisher and the developers should check before the game's release.

For those playing the beta, this means that you could experience a few frustrating moments such as being kicked from a game or losing connectivity. This shouldn't cause too much anger, especially when you consider that the progress made in the beta doesn't carry over to the final version. Just know that there's nothing wrong on your end, as it is just the game's servers trying out a few trials to make sure the game is ready for many more players on launch day.

The tests will start on Monday, October 12 and end on Tuesday, October 13, although the exact times are still unknown.

Star Wars: Battlefront attracted many players both at trade shows and the recent beta. With the number of days toward launch coming to an end and the hype surrounding the game continuing to grow, these extra tests seem appropriate. Those playing the beta might only be a handful of people compared to the number of players that grab the game on launch day. To that end, EA and DICE need to ensure that the game's servers are ready to handle heavy loads of stress, especially on the large-scale, 40-player Walker Assault mode.

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  • firefoxx04
    Watched some videos. Not going to bother. Especially when it means I need to use origin.

    They needed to take COD or Battlefield and put starwars over it. No 3rd person bs. No cheep jedi animations. Keep max players at 64.

    I would love to have a star wars modeled after cod4.
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  • jimmysmitty
    16771257 said:
    Watched some videos. Not going to bother. Especially when it means I need to use origin.

    They needed to take COD or Battlefield and put starwars over it. No 3rd person bs. No cheep jedi animations. Keep max players at 64.

    I would love to have a star wars modeled after cod4.

    The game is actually not that bad. And I hate EA. I have some games I bought before Origin and got Crysis 3 for free with a GPU but this game is not bad.

    The only thing I think that sucks is that they removed the space battles which were fun from the previous versions.

    I will say the graphics are very well done though and the performance is great.
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  • xaephod
    I played the beta, I was unimpressed. The rocks look good, the game play was twitchy and it felt very small. I prefer Planetside 2.
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  • itsjustafinger
    the game is very fun, dont get me wrong, but it desnt feel like a huge open map like the previous battlefronts. In battlefrnt 1 and 2 you were made to spawn inside your command posts and had o run to the other side (or go on vehicle) in Ea's version you spawn right in the enemie's points and this makes the big map rather useless. The main thing that bothers me tho are the vehicles, you cant get into the vehicles anymore, they have to be power up, just why? after all, the vehicles were one of the main factors that made the game special.
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  • fyend
    This is the BF Hardline version of Battlefront. Small maps, only 40 players, no recoil, no suppression, very few weapons, no vehicles, no classes, etc. Dumbed down and gets boring quickly.
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  • fyend
    This is the BF Hardline version of Battlefront. Small maps, only 40 players, no recoil, no suppression, very few weapons, no vehicles, etc. Dumbed down and gets boring quickly.
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  • poochiepiano
    They needed to take COD or Battlefield and put starwars over it. No 3rd person bs. No cheep jedi animations. Keep max players at 64.
    Sounds like you need to remember what Battlefront is.
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  • mlga91
    Actually the beta felt pretty solid on the technical side since day 1, performance was great, lag was hardly an issue, it was really quick to find matches, and i never had a problem like getting kicked out of a session, as the beta was open i suspect that not anyone who tested it will buy it, and in the other hand almost all the people who had plans to buy it tried the beta, so the stress on release day should be lesser. If it keeps that way in the release then it will be a good experience since day 1. Gameplay mechanics can be much better though.
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  • John Wittenberg
    I also found the gameplay lacking - too much of a run and gun. No real strategy needed except for "keep firing! AAAAHHHHHH!" I actually found myself randomly tossing grenades over hills/ridges and found myself scoring kills - sad right? Maybe single player will be much better, but that was locked out in the open beta weekend. The game graphics do look nice.

    This is definitely one game that I wouldn't pay more than $30 for, so I will wait for it to go on sale.
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  • greenspoon
    I must be playing a different game then everyone else. This is the best game I have played in a long time, it is super fast paced. The models and sound are top notch. Look,at some of the cockpits when in vehicles. They are amazing. The design allows for little to no briefing. I am not sure where the "there are no vehicles," come from. On Walker Assult you you can pilot an AT-AT, AT-ST, TIE, TIE-I, X-wing, A-wing, and snow speeder.

    This game is not designed with for the hardcore audience. It is dig deep for Starwars fans, and they nailed it, and for those trying to compare it to BF2, it is not a sequel, it is a reboot. If you want to see some awesome, gameplay from someone that has been playing from early alpha check out Darkness_429 on twitch, I would believe a lot of the naysayers have not plays it all.
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