Star Wars fans only have to wait a few more days to get a hands on experience with the highly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront. The games official beta is open to all gamers on October 8th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. The Beta will run for 5 days and end on October 12th. Those who are curious as to how much space they will need to have free for the upcoming Beta will be thrilled that it will only require a manageable 7GB. Gaming on PC has always required a bit more space so those gamers will need at least 11GB.
The max level for the beta will be a level cap of 5 which will allow players to see some of the unlockable items with the in-game credit. One key point that the teams over at DICE and EA wanted to make clear was that all of the progress made during the Beta will not carry over to the final release of the game.
Those who feel that they need more of a Star Wars fix during the beta can also check out the beta version of the Star Wars Battlefront Companion app. The app will include the Base Command strategic card game.
Below are some details about the modes available during the Beta:
- 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 as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-ST’s, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers and more.
It was recently revealed that the beta will not be available for offline play. EA confirmed the news through Battlefront community manager Mat Everett on Reddit. "Offline gameplay will not be available within the beta,. For the beta, an Internet connection is required to play Missions." No official reason for the beta being made online only was given.
Star Wars Battlefront officially releases on November 17th which will bring with it a slew of more modes and a more robust co-op experience.