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Star Wars Battlefront Beta Coming to PS4 in Early October

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Ever since we revealed Star Wars Battlefront at Star Wars Celebration, you’ve been asking us if there would be a Beta. Today, we are thrilled to finally be able to answer that question, and the answer is yes!

Coming in early October to PS4, the Star Wars 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.

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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.

As part of the Star Wars Battlefront Beta we are also happy to reveal the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience. Available during the Beta on the official site, 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 Rebels and Imperials alike check game stats and progression, customize loadouts and appearance, connect with friends, and get notified when they’re playing Star Wars Battlefront — as well as gather intel on their stats and progression so you can see how you match up! The Star Wars Battlefront Companion will be available on web, the Apple App Store and Google Play store prior to the release of Star Wars Battlefront on November 17th.

We’ll have a lot more info regarding the Star Wars Battlefront Beta in the weeks ahead, so be sure to stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog, follow us on social, and sign-up for our newsletter to get all the latest news.

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Dethfuse said:

September 1st, 8:03 am

I’m most likely getting the game anyways but its awesome I’ll get to try it out earlier. Maybe it’ll help convince some of my friends to get it with me.

    TheCraZyCloWn said:

    September 1st, 12:09 pm

    I cant wait to try the beta


September 1st, 8:08 am

I will try to follow this. Still not sure if i will get the game (need to test it first).

    MartBangz said:

    September 1st, 8:10 am

    Same here I’m still not sure about this game.

    alf_aguilera said:

    September 1st, 4:06 pm


tusunami said:

September 1st, 8:10 am

So I’m curious when do we get to sign up for the amazing experience.

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    Mathew Everett said:

    September 2nd, 11:59 am

    Gaining access to the beta is not hinged to anything. You will be able to claim access on your PlayStation 4 once it is made available.

    Mathew Everett
    Star Wars Battlefront Community Manager

    Pirocho said:

    September 1st, 10:37 am

    Pre-order i bet ;)

Bellalara said:

September 1st, 8:12 am

I’m still unsure about this game but hopefully I can get into the beta and try it out.

airJordan_Xx said:

September 1st, 8:13 am

Is it a open beta or do you need to preorder to get in the beta

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    Mathew Everett said:

    September 2nd, 12:00 pm

    It will be open to everyone.

    Mathew Everett
    Star Wars Battlefront Community Manager

StingrayX said:

September 1st, 8:13 am

Awesome…I was already getting the game…but a beta?! Yes Please!

UghRochester said:

September 1st, 8:14 am

Hot dog am I glad to read this! Still, wish I would receive my gifts from the PlayStation E3 experience. Only got the $5 PS Store code.

AirMaxPenny said:

September 1st, 8:16 am

Is this a fully open Beta to all PSN members, or is this only for people who pre-ordered of the digital game?

tusunami said:

September 1st, 8:17 am

A lot of people are probably not sure about the game. But that is why there is a beta Lol.

    Bellalara said:

    September 1st, 8:22 am

    Yup I think it’s a great idea that they’re doing this :) If they opened it up to the whole PS Nation like Black Ops 3 that would be even more awesome

DarthSmurfX said:

September 1st, 8:19 am

I am so stinkin’ excited for this!!! But… my poor Nathan Drake Collection will feel neglected now.

Cerebus115 said:

September 1st, 8:30 am

Please let it be like Black Ops III and not require Playstation Plus to play…..

    Zanao said:

    September 1st, 9:12 am

    You know that you’ll need PS+ to play BO3 online, and Battlefront online anyways right?

    TheChromeKnight said:

    September 2nd, 5:29 am

    +zanao i think he was talking about playing the game at all not just multiplayer experience of course that that will require ps plus.

l337AZN said:

September 1st, 8:50 am


gema11981 said:

September 1st, 9:05 am

Why? I don’t even know who they are so why would I support them.

LiteraryGamer said:

September 1st, 9:07 am

Id love to be able to post/see gameplay on Twitch and YouTube during the beta.

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    Mathew Everett said:

    September 2nd, 12:03 pm

    You will 100% be able to do that.

    Mathew Everett
    Star Wars Battlefront Community Manager

jchill001 said:

September 1st, 9:11 am

How would we access the beta? Will it just show up one day for anyone to download? Or is there a requirement?

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    Mathew Everett said:

    September 2nd, 12:06 pm

    We will reveal the full details on how to access the beta soon, but ti will be open to everyone who has access to the PS Store.

    Mathew Everett
    Star Wars Battlefront Community Manager

MercWithAMouth4W said:

September 1st, 9:19 am

Is it an open or closed beta? So excited!

cmdluke said:

September 1st, 9:19 am

Yay awesome. How do we get access to the beta? And when can I ore-order that sweet battlefront ps4 bundle?

AxlTheHunter said:

September 1st, 9:22 am

Awesome news! as has been asked already, can we get an update as to whether this is an open or closed beta?

ScienceGuy399 said:

September 1st, 9:23 am

Please remove the companion “experience” as a requirement for any in-game unlocks. Stats, loadouts, and social features is fine. I have no idea what “Star Cards” are and no problem with a card game so long as it isn’t an arbitrary in-game content wall. The only place I should be unlocking new stuff is in-game. No exceptions, please.

gor1llap1mp said:

September 1st, 9:24 am

Keep it on TOPIC please!

IzoGray said:

September 1st, 9:52 am

Will we need PS+ to play the beta? I really don’t support paid multiplayer.
+ should have been there for different reasons. It’s pretty garbage for many people who like to use the little no spare time they have for gaming on multiplayer games.

    Spazz3870 said:

    September 1st, 12:12 pm

    Multiplayer is the best way to play games anymore and what most do , I have alot of spare time but i don’t sit in front of a TV playing video games 7 days a week either lol maybe 2 times at most a week for an hour or 2 , I’m still a plus member too , hell ya get discounts and alot of other goodies so it pays for itself pretty much.

    Otisdogs79 said:

    September 1st, 12:16 pm

    Good thing nobody cares about your opinion…..

    NervousScarab said:

    September 1st, 2:28 pm

    Amen….. i just dont get these singleplayer only gamers…. i am 32, father of 5, in school and work almost 40hrs a week and dont have time to go to pub or over anywhere but i socialize through gaming online. Some people i actually know personally! It is more than gaming we are all friends and kill **** together when any of us are able to get on. I find it super boring to blast through 70 dollar game in less than 40hrs and have no replayability accept to get a trophy that has no benefit and then nothing else to do. But a game with a good 10+ hrs of decent enjoyable story and a multiplayer side that only persists for thw same price valuable and more enjoyable cuz i also dont feel cheated!

    PS: dont get me goin on how it is the norm for all game types being released in a broken state is craptastic!

Benno_Jonson said:

September 1st, 10:41 am

I always do

Welmosca said:

September 1st, 12:12 pm

Basically no information at all.I’m interested in how we will be able to participate in the beta…seeing how full of bulls*** betas are nowadays one can only worry.I’m really interested in the game and would really like to try out the beta so please EA and Dice don’t screw it up.


September 1st, 2:25 pm

Will it be free or do you have to preorder the game like what blacktops did with there beta

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    Mathew Everett said:

    September 2nd, 12:09 pm

    You DO NOT need to pre-order. Our beta is open to everyone.

    Mathew Everett
    Star Wars Battlefront Community Manager

Kai_Allard-Liao said:

September 1st, 3:17 pm

All of the people asking/complaining if the beta will require PS Plus…why shouldn’t it? You’ll need PS Plus to play the ACTUAL game. The game has no single player mode and the offline split screen missions will not be enough for anyone to buy the game without multiplayer.

Someone who is unwilling to part with $50/year for plus has no business being interested in a multiplayer focused game!

NuklearRaver said:

September 1st, 7:06 pm

This is useless information without details on how to sign up.

Ps. I hope that they jettison the companion app. Those things have a 0% chance at success.

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    Mathew Everett said:

    September 2nd, 12:14 pm

    Hey NuklearRaver,

    The companion app is not required but is a great way to engage with Star Wars Battlefront when your not in front of your PlayStation 4.

    But to address your concern. The Beta is going to be open to all. So once it is made available in early October, you simply just need to download the beta and jump in and play.

    Mathew Everett
    Star Wars Battlefront Community Manager

ScabrousScrotus said:

September 1st, 8:05 pm

Does Survival have matchmaking? I don’t have friends.

woodenfreakbot said:

September 1st, 9:16 pm

I think giving the players a beta to try out is a good idea because that way the developers can use the feedback of the players to improve their game before release. It’s also good for the player because then they can decide if they like the game or not before wasting $60 of their hard earned money.

Ps: I heard it’s supposed to be an open beta but I’m not sure if that is true.

Perrinoid_ said:

September 1st, 10:25 pm

I’m already sold on the game lol anything involving Star Wars and I am first in line. Beta should be an exciting preview of things to come.

asbjorn1106 said:

September 1st, 10:45 pm

I actually don’t care if the game suck or don’t! I’m going to buy it anyway!! I mean come on its freaking STAR WARS… Every body love Star Wars

cvgamefreak said:

September 2nd, 2:18 am

Do you need to sign up for the beta in order to play it? if so where can i do that

CaptainRageQuitX said:

September 2nd, 3:46 am

With EA the beta is an alpha and the full game is a beta!

DRunkNsnipR-FTw_ said:

September 2nd, 5:09 am

I loved the first 2 games on Playstation 2 so really excited for the new one and the beta takes place on Hoth my favorite map on PS2

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Kevin_M_SongOK said:

September 2nd, 4:54 pm

I can’t wait to play this game! Will there be solo play, for those who don’t have great internet service?

fluffylaner said:

September 2nd, 5:45 pm

Hey how long until we can preorder the battlefront console it’s been awhile and I wanted to know if it’s still a thing because if it isn’t going to happen then I would like to know so I can buy a normal console

S-A-Z-A-R said:

September 2nd, 6:48 pm

Been excited for the game for a while now. Already have the pre-ordered. But now I get to see if the game is going to be worth investing in. Very happy to hear this.

kethrah said:

September 3rd, 1:54 pm

Is this coming for the PS3 or only the ps4.

    ArtyBarfuncle said:

    September 3rd, 10:31 pm

    Think its only for the next gen consoles

ArtyBarfuncle said:

September 3rd, 10:29 pm

I got a PS4 when it first come out and i got it just for this game now i have to get a StarWars PS4, I cant wait too play this beta…..

CaptainNox said:

September 3rd, 11:02 pm

So excited, cant wait to play this awesome game.

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