Ready your lightsabers, folks, for we’re about to get out first taste of DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront via a beta taking place early next month.
EA has announce over on its official Star Wars games blog that the beta, which is being referred to as a technical test, will be hitting PS4, Xbox One and PC (via Origin) on October 8th.
The beta will be a fairly short one that runs until October 12th, so be sure to make the most of it while you can. The beta client will also take up around 7GB of hard drive space, so if you’re already close to bursting point you’ll want to clear that space now and be ready for when the day comes.
There will be three game modes available during the beta, all three of which are detailed below.
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.
There’s also a companion app card game of sorts that will be getting a test during the beta, but we don’t think too many people will really care for a card game when stormtroopers and Rebel scum are fighting it out.
Looking forward to the Star Wars Battlefront beta, or have you got no interest in nerding out with X-Wings and AT-ATs? Down to the comments, you must go, a comment, you should leave. Hmmmm.