As we enter the last three months until the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, news and exciting events like Force Friday — this week September 4 — will begin to start, and the train won’t stop rolling until December 18. In the midst of all this Star Wars infused excitement, is the news that Star Wars Battlefront will begin its Beta testing, in early October, later next month. EA made the announcement via their website, earlier today.
"Coming early October to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC, the Star Wars Battlefront Beta* is a technical test and will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire. Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars™ universe: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces."
As part of the Beta announcement, EA also revealed that there will be a new mode called “Drop Zone” for which they will divulge those particular details in the coming weeks. Ea also announced a “Companion Experience.” Starting during the Beta the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience features the strategic card game Base Command, which allows players to earn in-game Credits that unlock Star Cards, weapons, and more in Star Wars Battlefront.
"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! The Star Wars Battlefront Companion will be available on web and in the Apple App Store™ and Google Play™ store prior to the release of Star Wars Battlefront on November 17."
This is certainly exciting news for players who have been anxiously anticipating Star Wars Battlefront’s release. Since the very first trailer back in April, at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, gamers have been lobbying EA/DICE for the chance to get into a Beta test…well, it looks like they listened. Star Wars Battlefront will be available on November 17, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on Origin for PC. Players who pre-order Star War Battlefront can fight the battle one week early on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8th, 2015.