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'Star Wars: Battlefront' Beta Set For October 8-12

You've seen the trailers, and read many accounts of the game played at trade shows like E3 and Gamescom, and in just a few weeks, Star Wars: Battlefront is coming for four days as a beta on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Starting on October 8 and ending on October 12, players can check out three different game modes in the beta: Walker Assault, Drop Zone and Survival Mission. The biggest of the three modes is Walker Assault, pitting two groups of 20 players against each other on the icy world of Hoth, with one side attempting to break through enemy lines with Imperial troops and huge AT-AT Walkers while the Rebels try to stand fast in the trenches against invading forces.

If you're looking for something smaller, you can participate in eight-versus-eight matches on the planet Sullust in Drop Zone, where you fight to control escape pods as they drop from the sky; or you can survive multiple waves of enemies with a friend in a Survival Mission on Tatooine.

Players will be able to bring their character progression up to level five. However, don't get too attached, as the stats will not carry over to the final game. However, there will still be items available to unlock during that time. Obviously, Walker Assault and Drop Zone require an Internet connection to play, but for those on PS4 and Xbox One, Survival Mission can be played through local, split-screen cooperative gameplay.

In addition to the game beta, the developers are also testing the Star Wars: Battlefront Companion, an online browser experience that allows players to play Base Command, a strategic card game that provides in-game to unlock various items in Star Wars: Battlefront. The Companion is also used to find friends, check the stats of your character, and customize its appearance and weapon loadouts.

For PC gamers, you can pre-load the beta via EA's Origin service starting at 1am PDT on October 7. The entire beta game is close to 11 GB in size. The console version is smaller than the PC counterpart at 7 GB. Those on the PS4 and Xbox One will be unable to pre-load the game before the start of the beta period.

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  • DookieDraws
    Personally, I think I'll just wait for the final release. Looking forward to seeing what all this game will have to offer. Y'all beta players have fun! :)
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  • kawininjazx
    I'm glad there is a beta, it will give me an idea if I want to buy the game. Black Ops 3 was terrible, now I know not to waste my money.
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  • Dantte
    DICE has already screwed this game up! The multiply-player is setup like Titanfall: no dedicated servers, no server selection option, etc... The game will just place you in a random server to play with random people, WTF! I cancelled my preorder about a month ago when DICE confirm this.
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  • MasterMace
    Still EA, still not touching it.
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  • floppyedonkey
    Isn't the beta only for people who preoder?
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  • Rhinofart
    DICE has already screwed this game up! The multiply-player is setup like Titanfall: no dedicated servers, no server selection option, etc... The game will just place you in a random server to play with random people, WTF! I cancelled my preorder about a month ago when DICE confirm this.

    What! Seriously? Oh man. I loved playing Titanfall, but that Multiplayer part really stinks. Dedicated servers please! Too much to ask?
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  • Haloaddict44
    DICE has already screwed this game up! The multiply-player is setup like Titanfall: no dedicated servers, no server selection option, etc... The game will just place you in a random server to play with random people, WTF! I cancelled my preorder about a month ago when DICE confirm this.

    There are dedicated servers, just no server browser. Personally, I would like a browser, but at least it's not listen servers :)

    What! Seriously? Oh man. I loved playing Titanfall, but that Multiplayer part really stinks. Dedicated servers please! Too much to ask?
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  • Turb0Yoda
    There are dedicated servers JUST for Battlefront...
    http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Star-Wars-Battlefront-Use-Dedicated-Servers-87247.html
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDoQqQIwAWoVChMI_IzovYKRyAIVglCICh2AFwbt&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mnrdaily.com%2Farticle%2Fstar.wars.battlefront.update.features.senior.producer.confirms.dedicated.servers.of.the.game%2F4279.htm&usg=AFQjCNFWAotegP6HSgXmv3LpnG9ZWddQ7Q&sig2=BrkPTA5glOFYfmnPg2tokg&bvm=bv.103627116,d.cGU
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  • Dantte
    DICE has already screwed this game up! The multiply-player is setup like Titanfall: no dedicated servers, no server selection option, etc... The game will just place you in a random server to play with random people, WTF! I cancelled my preorder about a month ago when DICE confirm this.

    There are dedicated servers, just no server browser. Personally, I would like a browser, but at least it's not listen servers :)

    What! Seriously? Oh man. I loved playing Titanfall, but that Multiplayer part really stinks. Dedicated servers please! Too much to ask?
    DICE has already screwed this game up! The multiply-player is setup like Titanfall: no dedicated servers, no server selection option, etc... The game will just place you in a random server to play with random people, WTF! I cancelled my preorder about a month ago when DICE confirm this.

    There are dedicated servers, just no server browser. Personally, I would like a browser, but at least it's not listen servers :)

    What! Seriously? Oh man. I loved playing Titanfall, but that Multiplayer part really stinks. Dedicated servers please! Too much to ask?
    I mis-stated my original comment, by no dedicated servers, I mean no private dedicated servers, its all EAs crap. So Battlefront will have ZERO clan support.

    And the matchmaking system, WHAT A JOKE! I've been playing FPS for 10 years now and not once have I ever pressed "quick match" or any other auto-server selecting feature as they are all horrible! This is the sole reason I didnt buy Titanfall or any other game that uses a similar online system.
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  • Turb0Yoda
    Except TF2
    Reply