The beta for Battlefront 2 is nearly here. To start, the beta opens for players who have pre-ordered on October 4th. It opens to everyone on October 6th and it will end on October 9th. The modes offered in the beta and their details, are as follows:
- Galatic Assault on Naboo: Galactic Assault is Star Wars Battlefront II’s 20 vs. 20 multi-stage mode. In the Beta, you’ll be sampling the Naboo: Theed map, playing as a Clone trooper or Separatist droid in a desperate battle for control of the royal palace. You’ll earn Battle Points as you defeat foes and redeem them to summon vehicles, upgrade to reinforcements like the B2 Super Battle Droid, and become a hero like Rey… or a villain like Darth Maul.
- Starfighter Assault on Fondor: In Starfighter Assault, you’ll join squadrons of teammates in a battle to defend an Imperial Star Destroyer in the space over Fondor… or destroy it You’ll get your first chance to try out Star Wars Battlefront II’s three new starfighter classes and pilot Hero Ships from the Prequel Trilogy, Original Trilogy, and the New Trilogy.
- Strike on Takodana: You’ll also get your hands on Strike mode in the new Takodana map, where the Resistance and First Order battle around Maz Kanata’s castle. Strike is a class-based mode – no heroes allowed. Instead, players rely the unique skills of the Assault, Heavy, Specialist, and Officer, utilizing teamwork to seize objectives.
- Arcade on Naboo: Finally, you’ll get a chance to sample Arcade Mode on Naboo, where one or two players take on groups of AI opponents. You’ll be able to try out two Arcade options: a team battle with AI allies and enemies, and a one-vs. many scenario pitting the player against a tide of foes. There’s even couch co-op for players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
You can find the full blog post, including PC requirements, on the official page here : Battlefront 2 Beta Details
It feels like we’ve been talking about Battlefront 2 for a long time now but the beta, and even release, are nearly here. The beta according to EA is the largest every in terms of distribution so it will be interesting to see how it holds up as a technical test. No matter what, we’re really looking forward to diving in. See you online!