We are literally hours away from the Star Wars: Battlefront beta, which will become available on different platforms starting Wednesday, October 7. So what are we expecting from the Star Wars: Battlefront beta in terms of multiplayer content?
The Inquisitr previously reported that EA Dice’s Star Wars: Battlefront will be offering two new multiplayer modes, as announced by EA on the Star Wars website. Star Wars: Battlefront multiplayer mode Walker Assault on Hoth will feature a 40-player multiplayer battle that will pit Rebels against the Empire, while Survival Mission on Tatooine will feature a survival mode against wave after wave of Imperial forces. EA Dice has previously confirmed that multiplayer modes Hero Battle, Drop Zone, and Fighter Squadron will be offered in Star Wars: Battlefront. Walker Assault, Drop Zone, and Survival Mission multiplayer modes were previously confirmed to become available during the Star Wars: Battlefront beta this week.
But IGN is bringing new reports on the Star Wars Battlefront beta, being one of the first to get their hands on the Battlefront beta before the public release this week. IGN reports that four new multiplayer modes will be included in this week’s Star Wars: Battlefront beta. Joining multiplayer modes Walker Assault, Survival Mission, Hero Battle, and Fighter Squadron in Star Wars: Battlefront are Supremacy, Blast, Cargo, and Droid Run.
So what do these four new multiplayer modes in Star Wars: Battlefront offer? EA announced at the Disney D23 that Star Wars: Battlefront, all in all, will have nine multiplayer modes. Will all of these be available during the Star Wars Battlefront beta? We don’t know that yet as of now.
This week, PlayStation and Star Wars: Battlefront went live on Twitch, showcasing a few preview gameplay videos and multiplayer content that will be available when Star Wars: Battlefront beta hits consoles and PCs later this week. Walker Assault and Drop Zone were only two of the exclusive multiplayer gameplay material that was shown at the Twitch livestream, upping the excitement of Star Wars fans the world over.
Did you miss the Star Wars: Battlefront livestream at Twitch? IGN has taken the liberty of putting up three exciting previews of Star Wars: Battlefront on their website, featuring the co-op on Tatooine, Drop Zone on Sullust, and Walker Assault on Hoth. Watch the Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay clips over atIGN. You can also head to Playstation’s Twitch channel for a recap.
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Or better yet, head over to jackfrag’s YouTube channel for some legit Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay.
So how do we get access to this exciting multiplayer content available in the Star Wars: Battlefront beta this week? Simply download the 7GB file for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and the 11GB file for PC. The Star Wars: Battlefront beta will be quite big, so better ready your consoles or PCs. PC owners can download the Star Wars: Battlefront beta starting October 7, Wednesday at 1 a.m. PT via Origin, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players who want to get a copy of the Star Wars beta can check on PSN and Xbox Live on October 8. Accessing the Star Wars beta download does not come with any obligations, no pre-orders or coupons required. If you want it, just get it.
But if you’re on the PC platform, do take note of the following PC specifications via Gadgets 360 to run the Star Wars: Battlefront beta smoothly.
- CPU: Intel i5 6600 or equivalent
- RAM: 16GB RAM
- GPU: AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB – DirectX 11.1
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Do you need to be online to play the Battlefront beta? EA confirmed at the Battlefront community update last September 16 that during the Star Wars: Battlefront beta, you will need to be online to play the Missions. However, when Star Wars: Battlefront releases completely on November, missions will be playable offline.
Star Wars: Battlefront will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC starting November 17, 2015. If you like the gameplay via jackfrags or if you enjoy the beta this week (which we are sure you will), you can pre-order the Star Wars: Battlefront now from the official Star Wars: Battlfront website and enjoy early DLC access when it comes out.
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