Electronic Arts and DICE kicked off a Star Wars: Battlefront closed alpha test on the PC late Wednesday night. It didn’t take long for information from the test to leak out and for the game files to hit torrent sites. Some testers even went so far as to attempt to stream themselves playing the shooter, which didn’t end well for them.
Information about the Star Wars: Battlefront closed alpha leaks was shared on NeoGAF and included an image of the main menu plus details on weapons and vehicles discovered in the game’s files so far. Most of this information was already known, such as the standard blasters, a rocket launcher, etc.
The most interesting information may be from the vehicle files though. The 74-Z Speeder Bike for the Rebel side is listed along with the Tie Bomber and Tie Interceptor. Larger ships such as the Mon Calamari Capital Ship are even Admiral Ackbar’s flagship, Home One, are also listed.
These are no space battles in Star Wars: Battlefront so it is likely that these are background ship for in-atmosphere battles. Of course, DICE has yet to reveal the Fighter Squadron mode so we’ll have to wait and see if any of the big space ships come into play there.
Video has leaked from the closed alpha already too showing the Hoth battle in action. We saw a scripted version of this from E3, but it’s still interesting to see how a live version of the “Walker Assault” game mode plays out. As of now, the AT-ST’s look very vulnerable as they didn’t last long in the five minute video linked. All it takes is someone from the opposing side to pick up the Rocket Launch power-up to bring it down.
The power-up pickups themselves are scattered around the map for weapons and vehicles. Once a vehicle power-up is obtained, the player is warped to the vehicle’s starting location. Will this swap out vehicle spawn camping common in the Battlefield series for power-up spawn camping? That’s something to keep an eye one.
Some Twitch users streamed the Star Wars: Battlefront closed alpha overnight, which was a big mistake on their part. The game is under a strict non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and their Origin username is watermarked on the game screen. They were promptly banned from the Electronic Arts game service. It’s unknown if it is permanent, but they run the very real risk access to all of their EA titles hosted on Origin.
Star Wars: Battlefront is also up on the usual torrent sites already, showing just how much interest there is in the upcoming PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC release. The game is largely unplayable without access to the Origin servers, but some just likely want to poke around in the game files.
Here’s the list of weapons and vehicles discovered in the files so far.
- A280 Blaster Rifle (Rebels)
- DH-17 Blaster Pistol
- DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol
- DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle / Cannon
- DLT-20a Blaster Rifle
- E-11 Blaster Rifle (Empire)
- EE-3 Carbine Rifle (Boba Fett’s weapon)
- Rocket Launcher
- T-21 Light Repeating Blaster (Empire)
- 74-Z Speeder Bike
- Corellian Corvette
- ISD (Imperial Star Destroyer)
- Home One
- Lambda Shuttle
- Mon Calamari Capital Ship
- Nebulon B Frigate
- T-65 X-Wing
- Tie Bomber
- Tie Fighter
- Tie Interceptor
Star Wars: Battlefront is set for a November 17 release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
[Images via Star Wars: Battlefront]