Thursday, September 24, 2015

'Star Wars: Battlefront' Beta to Launch October 8th

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Electronic Arts have announced that the Beta for the hotly anticipated video game Star Wars Battlefront will be available on October 8th!  The Beta will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin and will feature three modes, Walker Assault on Hoth, Drop Zone on Sullust, and Survival Mission on Tatooine.  

  • Walker Assault on Hoth: Fight in epic 40-player battles as a Rebel to destroy the Empire’s onslaught of AT-ATs 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 offline or with a friend via co-op or split-screen as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-STs, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers and more.

The Beta will be available from October 8th-12th.  Fans who have attended major conventions this summer may have got the chance to play the Walker Assault mode and Survival Mission on Tatooine mode already, so it's nice to see there will be something new for everyone.  I played both modes (at San Diego Comic Con and Fan Expo Canada) and I think gamers and Star Wars fans alike will have lots of fun with this game.  I'm really looking forward to seeing all the work that went into developing the canon look of Sullust done by the DICE team.

The full Star Wars Battlefront game hits shelves on November 17th.

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