Star Wars Battlefront Beta Coming In October; Includes Brand New Mode and Companion App
Finally, EA will give us a Beta for Star Wars Battlefront. Fans have been asking for it for quite a while now, and it is coming in early October.
The beta will include the 40-player mayhem “Walker Assault” mode, alongside a brand new mode called “Drop Zone.”
“Battlefront Beta is a technical test and will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire. Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars™ universe: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces.”
“In addition to those two modes, we are excited to reveal a brand-new mode that will be available in the Beta, Drop Zone. We’ll be sharing more details on Drop Zone in the weeks ahead.”
The announcement didn’t stop there: there will also be a companion app to use during the Beta and after the full release. The app will feature a “strategic card game Base Command,” which will reward you with in-game credits to unlock new characters, weapons and other stuff.
“As part of the Star Wars Battlefront Beta we are also happy to reveal the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience. ” the statement reads. “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 WarsBattlefront. In addition to Base Command, the Companion also lets Rebels and Imperials alike check game stats and progression, customize load-outs and appearance, connect with friends, and get notified when they’re playing Star Wars Battlefront.”
Star Wars Battlefront is set to launch on November 17 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the Beta starting on early October.