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Star Wars Battlefront Beta Begins October 8th on PS4

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Star Wars Battlefront Beta Begins October 8th on PS4

Get ready to be taken to a galaxy far, far away! Today, we’re happy to reveal that the Star Wars Battlefront Beta is coming to PS4 on October 8th through October 12th. The Beta is a technical test and will give Rebels and Imperials alike just a small taste of the Star Wars battle fantasies you can expect to live out when the game launches on November 17th.

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The Beta will let you experience three modes spread across three iconic planets, including:

  • Walker Assault on Hoth: Fight in epic 40-player battles as a Rebel to destroy the Empire’s onslaught of AT-AT’s by calling in Y-wing bombers. Or, side with the Empire and protect your walkers while utilizing their mighty weaponry to crush the Rebel objective.
  • Drop Zone on Sullust: Escape pods are crashing down and you and your team must fight to control them. With its frantic 8v8 matches, Drop Zone is sure to put your combat and strategy skills to the test.
  • Survival Mission on Tatooine: Play alone or with a friend via co-op or split-screen as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-ST’s, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers, and more.

In addition to the Star Wars Battlefront Beta on PS4, you’ll also get a chance to try out the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience. Available during the Beta only at www.StarWarsBattlefront.com, 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.

Whether you look forward to crushing the Rebel scum or feel like you can take on the whole Empire by yourself, we look forward to seeing all you in the Star Wars Battlefront Beta on October 8th.

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F.A.Q.

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 PS4 players. There is no need to register. The Star Wars Battlefront Companion is available during the beta to all players with an EA Account.

When is the Star Wars Battlefront Beta?
The Star Wars Battlefront Beta and Companion will be available on October 8th and will end on October 12th. The Beta and Companion is open to players around the world.

What time will the Beta and Companion be available on October 8th?
Time will vary by platform and region. Please come back and visit the Star Wars Battlefront Beta hub for all the latest information.

When will the Beta and Companion end?
The Beta will end on October 12th. Exact times vary by platform and region.

Where can I find the Beta?
The Beta will be available via PlayStation Store.

How big will the Beta download be?
The download will be around 7GB.

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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.

Will there be a mobile app for the Companion?
During the Beta, the Companion will only be playable via browser at www.StarWarsBattlefront.com. 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, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 11.

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59 Comments

  • Neat

  • xXGlassArrowXx

    Do you need Ps plus to play?

    • Awesome-O_789

      This.

    • Big-Boss216

      Most likely.

    • Awesome-O_789

      Let’s see what the dev says?

    • Yes if you want to play online just like any other AAA games even though this is just a beta.

    • Awesome-O_789

      ipot, can you not ASSUME and answer FOR the dev and maybe let them answer our quesion themselves? Christ…

    • AizawaYuuichi

      “Do you need Ps plus to play?”

      Wow, haven’t seen that question in a long time. It’s kind of been a standard paywall for almost two years now…

      @ Awesome-O_789: How about you not waste time waiting for the dev to waste their time answering this question, and use common sense? It’s an online Beta for an online game. Of course you’re going to have to be on PS+ to play it. A better question would have been “Will we need PS+ to play the offline co-op mode?”, because that’s ACTUALLY an unknown. Since it’s offline, someone could potentially play it without +, but EA/Dice could also have locked the mode to only work with a + subscription. That’s the only unknown in this equation.

      Anywho, a bunch of my friends will be happy for this news. They’ve been waiting to get their hands on this game.

    • What makes you think DICE would ever read this comment section on the PS blog post about their beta? And yes, we CAN assume you need PS+ to play online since I don’t know any game that offers free multiplayer (why you’d not have PS+ is beyond me)

    • xmonkeyofevil

      To everybody jumping at the opportunity to call him an idiot, you didn’t need a PS+ sub for the Black Ops 3 beta, so it’s not out of the question you won’t need one for this either. Full game? No doubt, but nobody knows the status of PS+ and THIS beta at the moment.

    • ColonelWEKurtz

      I haven’t been able to find a definitive answer. For the Black Ops 3 beta, you didn’t need PS+.
      There are some other games (including, mostly, free-to-play games) that you can play online without PS+.

      I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • N7Spartansw0rd

    Sounds great! Looking forward to it!

  • Your servers will not survive. Too many people want to play.

  • Normally not into purely competitive games (no single player, no co-op), but I am going to give this a try during the Beta. If I like it, then good, and if I don’t, then at least my “free play” try-out serves whatever the Beta hopes to achieve (load testing, etc).

  • Am I thrilled but of course yippee-ki-yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • So since this is a technical Beta test I take it this will be the only Beta test then?

  • Woo I will get to play a bit of SW:Battlefront this year. The price is too prohibitive in Canada for me to justify buying the game, but Beta won’t cost me 80 bucks so I can do that.

  • CrusaderForever

    Amazing! It’s great you are allowing beta COOP play through Survival Mission! That’s the main reason I am buying this. My son and I will check this out and see if it’s worth a buy.

  • Nice cant wait XD

  • Ok. I´m in. Can not wait

  • AbsoluteChoice

    So is survival mission the only mode that supports local split screen co-op? The main reason I wanted to buy this was for split screen functionality for modes such as walker assault and drop zone. Either way thank you for making the beta available, I am really looking forward to trying this out. The game is looking very nice.

  • The_4th_Hokage_X

    No lightsaber no download.

  • The_4th_Hokage_X

    *cough* call of stars: battlefront duty *cough*

  • ThreeDModel

    Are we allowed to stream the beta?

  • Rezolution77

    EA, your like a love/hate relationship, when it comes to developers.
    You have such Great Games, and yet your online experiences for them is sickening (with rampant hacking).

    I have also been account hacked more on your network than any other, with PSN coming in second.

    I love the idea of this game and will almost definitely buy (of course for PC now), but, will be waiting quite a long time (probably next year) for a Huge Discount due to what was previously mentioned.

  • I would love to see the App available on the Vita!!

  • dogboss1206

    I’m super excited hopefully it’s fun and for those of you wondering whether or not you need ps plus to play Co op split screen or single player how the hell do you download the game without ps plus? You should not own a ps4 and not have ps plus plain and simple.

  • dogboss1206

    I am a youtuber and I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not we are allowed to record the beta?

    • ThreeDModel

      Same! Stream and Record…

    • It’s an open beta, so you should be free to do with it what you want. Generally, only closed betas come with any sort of NDA.

      Granted, Sony has decided that sometimes you can’t record or stream games you own in full, so who the hell knows.

  • VaughnWhiskey

    Are we able to stream it to Twitch?

  • Can’t wait

  • Will this game have a respond like call of duty or like battleground that you have to wait 4 or 5 seconds before playing again?

  • LiteWaytKnurd

    ahhh so hyped now. can’t wait to try it

  • I’ve waited over 10 years for this, pre-ordered it and going to midnight release, can you also make the beta available longer? I want to at least have the beta for at least a week!

    • Sony doesn’t have any control over the beta, but I can’t remember the last multiplayer beta that wasn’t extended.

  • Love Battlefield 4 (after about the first year of patches) and it’ll be great to see what the Frostbite engine is capable of in the Star Wars Universe. Hopefully there is lots of variety in location. Battles in space, flying in the clouds and city of Bespin, on a Star Destroyer. Imagine a battle on the Death Star where the outcome of the battle determines a cutscene if a planet is blown up or not… Should be awesome.

  • Really looking ford the newest installment of star wars battlefront and I’m very excited to try it before I buy. Do find it kind of interesting that the beta launches 2 days after Metal Gear Online (MGO) launches but heck I`ll be enjoying them both.

  • So in this it aint even funny… happy I just upgraded my FiOS to 100/100

  • ClovePsyKoz

    Very cool that it’s open for everyone, very much looking forward to checking this game out because im honestly on the edge of buy or pass.

  • Rly ? Uncharted 1-3 + multi beta – Unch.4 is coming on this date… … …

  • Divine_Ethics13

    I WILL download!!!!!!!!!

  • Should be pretty cool, thanks for the opportunity to try it out…I’m in :-)

  • dark-ghost_809

    amazing! cant wait for the beta to come

  • Already preordered!!!!!

  • MakoShark222

    Hey guys I’m in the Top 10 in the World in CoD AW and will be going straight for this over BO3. This game looks killer a HUGE thumbs up!

  • Time has really flown by…i kept my excitement under wraps and here we are…next week.

  • Cristian12224

    Okey, I’m in :D

    By:#CRISTIAN1ELITE

  • MODDEDGUY73

    Man i cant wait for it to come out because it comes out the same month black ops 3 comes out

  • I’m going to murder you all on Hoth.

  • parkourkid007

    so glad i preordered the deluxe edition of this. cant wait, looks like the best graphics the world has EVER seen to me. cant wait!!!!!!!!1

  • Bring it on can’t wait thanks for the beta

  • TimeLord752

    what is the ETA. for the beta in Australia

    • TimeLord752

      I think that post answered my question , because in Australia right now 8/10/2015 9:34am

  • how long to go beta

  • Where’s the download???

  • aaron_bush_96

    downloaded overnight since 4pm in Perth 8/10 (1:00am PDT 8/10)

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