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Star Wars Battlefront beta kicks off next month for everyone

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Star Wars Battlefront beta coming next month

With the upcoming film quickly picking up some steam, I think a lot of bodies are really up for more Star Wars. And it’s exactly what EA and DICE are preying on too, with the reboot of the classic Battlefront series coming just before the film – with enough excitement around both to mutually leech off each other. Even better news then is that you’ll be able to jump into the first-person shooting a little early, regardless of platform.

That’s because Star Wars Battlefront is getting a proper beta for PC, Xbox One and PS4 – which kicks off at the beginning of October.

The beta will feature mostly the same content as the restrictive technical alpha of old. The biggest map will still be the 40-player Walker Assault on Hoth (the same map I got my hands on at E3), albeit with a few changes. Joining the fray now are Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, two hero characters that players will be able to control for the Hoth map specifically. The beta will also feature the same Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a friend can pair up to take on waves of stormtroopers.

New to the beta though is a mode we’ve never heard of before. DICE have revealed something called Drop Zone, which will make its debut next month. There’s absolutely nothing about the mode online yet, but DICE have promised to flesh it out a little more in the coming weeks.

In addition to all of that, Battlefront will also get a companion app that acts as a small side-game to unlock perks within the shooter. The card game lets you unlock weapons and perks, while also giving you information about your profile, your loadout and more. Non-essential fluff really.

Available during the Beta at www.StarWarsBattlefront.com, the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience features the strategic card game Base Command, and lets you earn in-game Credits that unlock Star Cards, weapons, and more in Star WarsBattlefront. In addition to Base Command, the Companion also lets Rebels and Imperials alike check game stats and progression, customize load-outs and appearance, connect with friends, and get notified when they’re playing Star Wars Battlefront – as well as gather intel on their stats and progression so you can see how you match up!

Despite the obvious comparisons to Battlefield, I really am excited to get my hands on Battlefront once again. I found it to be a dream-worthy experience at E3 – plunging me deep into a piece of digital fiction that my younger self probably wouldn’t believe was possible.

Last Updated: September 2, 2015


  1. WOW, Sony really missed an opportunity here for another timed exclusive Beta…….????


  2. Marcus

    September 2, 2015 at 09:10

    After jumping on the BFHL hype train and was miserably let down, so bad I only played it for 2 weeks and never touched it again, I am getting more interested in this.

    But I have learned my lesson!! Now I will partake in the Beta BEFORE I pre-order it. It Also helps that some of my friends will be getting this.

    I just really hope there are more weapons to pick from.


  3. Marcus

    September 2, 2015 at 09:13

    “The beta will also feature the same Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a friend can pair up to take on waves of stormtroopers.” – This!!!


  4. Hammersteyn

    September 2, 2015 at 09:26

    “That’s because Star Wars Battlefield is getting a proper beta for PC, Xbox One and PS4”
    XD Battlefield?
    Don’t worry Sandy, you’re not the only one


    • Alessandro Barbosa

      September 2, 2015 at 10:38

      A Freudian slip if there ever was one 😛 Fixed! (thanks for spotting it)


      • Hammersteyn

        September 2, 2015 at 10:47

        It was funny because I’d just finish watching the video and then I read the article.


  5. cookiemonster

    September 2, 2015 at 09:28

    Gonna try that beta!!!


  6. GooseZA

    September 2, 2015 at 09:29

    How do you get into the beta?


    • Marcus

      September 2, 2015 at 10:43

      Depends on the platform you use. PC will have an Origin link and on consoles you will need to go too the store and “purchase” it.

      This will only be a massive download that will open a portal into another world that lives off the souls of small children turning them into gingers.


  7. RinceThis

    September 2, 2015 at 09:32

    To be honest, not really interested.


    • Admiral Chief Returns

      September 2, 2015 at 09:40

      To be honest, I’m not interested in your non-interest


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 2, 2015 at 09:41

      I agree!


  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 2, 2015 at 09:40

    The last Battlefield was Hard Limes, hope Battlefront isn’t Battle Lemon.


  9. Kromas untamed

    September 2, 2015 at 09:49

    Oktober has nothing special about it (game wise cause #beer #Frauleins #Lederhosen ) so bring on the beta!


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