Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 gamers will be able to get an early glimpse of Star Wars Battlefront in a few weeks. Publisher Electronic Arts has confirmed it will hold a beta test of the multiplayer shooter starting sometime in early October.
"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."
In addition to those two modes, we are excited to reveal a brand-new mode that will be available in the Beta, Drop Zone. We'll be sharing more details on Drop Zone in the weeks ahead.
EA will also launch what it calls the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience alongside the beta test. It states:
"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 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!"
No word on if the beta is open or how to sign up, although EA says they will have more information in the coming weeks. The full version of Star Wars Battlefront is scheduled to be released on November 17.