Star Wars Battlefront will be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC will be released to stores on November 17. However, any gamer on one or more of those platforms will be able to play a limited amount of content from the upcoming first-person shooter for free during the open beta test for the game. Publisher Electronic Arts has just revealed that the test will be held for all three platforms from October 8-12.
Here's what players can expect to check out during the beta test:
- 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.
The beta test will also offer users a chance to try out the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience:
"Available during the Beta only 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 players check out game stats and progression, customize load-outs and appearance, connect with friends, and more.
The download file for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the beta will be 7GB, while the PC version will be 11GB. Unfortunately, there will be no way to carry over your progress or stats from the beta to the full game.
Source: Electronic Arts