Posted Thu Sep 24, 2015 at 09:07 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Open to all PS4 players.
'Star Wars: Battlefront' is heading into a beta in October on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and details for the 'Battlefront' beta experience have just come through. The beta will go from October 8th through October 12th, and will include three modes and three planets.
Here's the breakdown:
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.
Walker Assault supports up to 40 players, 20 per side, with Drop Zone supporting 16. The Survival Mission can be played by yourself or with a friend via online co-op or local split-screen. Local split-screen is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.
The beta will have a level cap at level five, but players can continue to unlock items. That progress will not carry over to the full release. The beta will be 7GB on PS4 & Xbox One, and 11GB on PC. The beta will go live at different times in different regions. Those times will be posted here. The beta will be downloadable from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and in Origin (under the Demo & Beta sections). Players do not need to register. The PC version will support preloading. (Find it here on October 7th at 1am PT) EA does want players to try out the Star Wars Battlefront Companion app, which will be available to download here and available in-browser here.
You can find the latest info on 'Star Wars Battlefront' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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