Star Wars Battlefront Beta confirmed for October 8th


Star Wars Battlefront Beta confirmed for October 8th

Dropzone Picture

The news we have been waiting for has finally arrived. In an announcement today, EA has confirmed that Battlefront's Beta will open on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 8th, and will stay open until the 12th. As much as an early gameplay test, this will also be a technical test... which means there are going to be no limits on the amount of people who are invited. They want to test the servers as much as the game itself!

Included in the Beta will be three modes across three planets, giving us a great preview at what is to come.

  • Walker Assault Mode on Hoth: Recreate the epic battle from Empire Strikes back. Destroy the Walkers by calling in Y-Wing strikes as rebels, or protect the walkers as an Imperial.
  • Drop Zone on Sullust: Experience the newest mode that has been announced by fighting King of the Hill style 8v8 matches around drop pods.
  • Survival Mission on Tatooine: Play alone, or with friends as you hold off increasing waves of enemies. Survival mode offers some interesting opportunities for DB Competitions, so I would hazard a guess that getting familiar with the gameplay early is a smart idea!

Along with the beta will also be access to the Battlefront Companion Experience. "Available during the Beta only at, the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience features the strategic card game Base Command, and lets you earn in-game Credits that unlock Star Cards, weapons, and more in Star Wars Battlefront. In addition to Base Command, the Companion also lets players check out game stats and progression, customize load-outs and appearance, connect with friends, and more."

In order to help us along, EA also included a helpful FAQ about the upcoming beta in their announcement, including information on preloading the game so you don't miss any time playing.

What is the Star Wars Battlefront Beta?

The Beta is an opportunity for the team at DICE to test various aspects of the game and its online infrastructure. Because of this players may experience interruptions to their gameplay during the Beta period.

Do I need to register for the Beta?

The Star Wars Battlefront Beta is open to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Origin for PC players. There is no need to register. The Star Wars Battlefront Companion is available during the beta to all players with an EA Account at

When is the Star Wars Battlefront Beta?

The Star Wars Battlefront Beta and Companion will be available on October 8 and will end on October 12. The Beta and Companion is open to players around the world, so everyone will get a chance to live out their Star Wars battle fantasies.

What time will the Beta and Companion be available on October 8?

Time will vary by platform and region. Please come back and visit the Star Wars Battlefront Beta hub or follow us on Twitter for all the latest information.

When will the Beta and Companion end?

The Beta will end on October 12. Exact times vary by platform and region.

Where can I find the Beta?

For PlayStation 4, the Beta will be available in the PSN Store. For Xbox One, players can find it in the Xbox Live Marketplace. On Origin for PC, it will be under the Demo & Betas section of the Origin store.

How big will the Beta download be?

On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the download will be around 7GB. On Origin for PC, the download will be close to 11GB.

Can I pre-load the Beta?

You can pre-load the Beta on Origin for PC beginning at 1am PT/10am CET on Wednesday, October 7th. Check here on October 7th at 1am PT to start your pre-load.

Is there a level cap?

The Beta level cap with allow you to advance to level five. Once you hit the level cap you will no longer be able to progress to higher levels, though you will still be able to unlock items in the Beta.

Do my stats and progression carry over to the main game?

Stats and progression will not carry over to the final game or the final companion experience.

How many players does each mode support?

Walker Assault supports up to 40 players, 20 per side, with Drop Zone supporting 16. The Survival Mission can be played by yourself or with a friend via online co-op or local split-screen. Local split-screen is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.

Will there be a mobile app for the Companion?

During the Beta, the Companion will only be playable via browser at Prior to the release of Star Wars Battlefront, the Companion will be available on web and in the Apple App Store™ and Google Play™ store. Note that stats and progression earned during the beta will not carry over to the final Companion experience.

What browsers does the Companion support?

The latest version of Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, as well as Internet Explorer 11.

Sadly, I'm still not seeing any mention of PC Specs for the beta included there, but as soon as we find out what they are we'll make sure to share the info with you!


So much win, so much...

Now to see if I still have Origin on my rig. Exciting times. :)

woot woot


Bring it on!

shootin and killin... that's what i'm here for!

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