Star Wars Battlefront Beta Will Be Public

Subject: General Tech | September 19, 2015 - 03:56 PM |
Tagged: ea, Star Wars, Star Wars Battlefront, pc gaming

EA has announced a beta for Star Wars: Battlefront, which will apparently be open for everyone. This will take place in “early October” and contain three game modes, each of the two known ones with a single map. I expect that the third, unknown mode, Drop Zone, will also come with its own map, but it could technically reuse Hoth or Tatooine from Walker Assault and Survival, respectively.

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If you are not a fan of online gaming, then EA is supporting single-player Survival mode. You will apparently require an internet connection, but it is unclear whether you need to have it active to play the offline mode, while you play it. Squadron Fighter mode will not be available in the beta, but Walker Assault has a bit of aircraft play, so you should get a taste of the controls (if you can ever find an available vehicle).

EA has also mentioned their Star Wars Battlefront Companion app. This will not be some kind of Commander Mode. It will apparently have a card game and social component. It will be available during the beta as a website, but the iOS and Android app will be “prior to the release of Star Wars Battlefront”.

The game will come out on November 17th, while the beta will be available in early October.

Source: EA

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September 19, 2015 | 06:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Its not a beta its a demo with a ship date of Nov 17. So what that means is what you see is what you get when it goes to retail.

September 19, 2015 | 07:31 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Pretty much, but, unlike a retail demo, they can shrug off QA issues.

September 21, 2015 | 01:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nov 17 isn't a launch date, its the experimental release date.
Launch typically means the code is final.
I was in the alpha, the game was pretty rock solid on hoth other than balance issues, the rebels won every time. With the beta they can test Hoth one more time. Hopefully they have enough data to balance the other maps with their internal teams.

I preordered (ughh EA seriously??? haven't you (me/I) learned) but scored a deal. Then i found out that there was no single player story which upset me. That single player mode of just shooting at dumb AI that keep spawning is a waste of time. It wasn't fun at all. So that leaves multiplayer and the number of maps they release. I know i'll get my sale price moneys worth but i'm not sure this deserves the price of a full AAA game.
It's just a mod and a super slick coat of paint on a super good engine that they didn't have to rebuild.

It's super fun though... and that's why they are releasing a demo of the game to get people hooked because they know it's fun. Well the battle for Hoth is fun.

No telling if the other maps are any fun

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