EA and DICE have announced that the public beta for Star Wars: Battlefront will arrive on the 8th of October for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It’ll only be available for four days, ending on October 12th. The full game will arrive on November 17th.
The beta will include three modes across three planets:
- 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.
According to the official FAQ you don’t need to register for the beta. It’ll be available on the PSN Store, Xbox One’s Marketplace, and PC users can find it under the Demo & Betas section of the ever beloved (HA!) Origin. The download is estimated at 7GB for Xbox One and PS4 users, and 11GB for anyone opting to play on PC.
The beta has a level cap of five, and sadly progress will not carry over to the full game.