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Star Wars Battlefront Beta detailed

The Star Wars Battlefront Beta begins October 8th and there's no need to register so you can dive into the game and join the fight.

EA says that the 7GB download will be available on the Origin, the PS Store and Xbox Store for everyone to download. The developer says that there will most likely be downtimes and restarts before the beta ends again on October 12th. 

The Beta includes three modes spread across three planets, including:

- 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 will be a cap of level five and once you hit the level cap you’ll no longer be able to progress to higher levels, although you’ll still be able to unlock items. Stats and progression will not carry over to the final game.

You can play two-player split-screen on PS4 in the Survival Mission on Tatooine and if you like you can also play as Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in the Walker Assault mode. You just need to locate the hero power-ups across the battlefront.

In addition you can customise your characters hands with weapons and gadgets. Specific character customization is not unlocked in the Beta, but you’ll see a mix of options as characters will be randomly generated with male and female models.

Rebel players will start off with the A280C blaster and can play to unlock the DH-17, DLT-19, and E-11 blasters. There are a few other weapons players can unlock via Star Cards, but EA don’t want to spoil those. Keep in mind, the Beta only offers a taste of weapons, Star Cards, and features. EA plans to reveal more weapons on the official site before November 17th.

With the limited selection of weapons in the Beta, the Imperial troops will be able to unlock the same weapons as the Rebels. The difference is they will start off with their own trusted E-11 blaster. 

Finally, players will be able to pilot an X-wing, A-wing, TIE fighter, TIE Interceptor, AT-ST and a Snowspeeder. You’ll also be able to control the weapons system of the mighty AT-AT.

Are you excited for the beta?

Edited On 05 Oct, 2015

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