Star Wars Battlefront Beta Announced for October

Much like Battlefield, Battlefront is a game that simply demands some hands on time before launch to perfect. As such, EA and DICE have today announced what everybody has been waiting for: the Star Wars Battlefront Beta will launch this October for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The Star Wars Battlefront Beta will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a forty-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire. Walker Assault will also allow players to step in the boots of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature a Survival Mission on Tatooine, where two players must fight back waves of Imperial forces.

In addition to those two modes, a brand-new mode will be available in the Beta dubbed Drop Zone.

More still, the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience has been revealed. Available during the Beta at the official Battlefront website, the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience features the strategic card game Base Command and lets players 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 load-outs 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. The Star Wars Battlefront Companion will be available on web and for iOS and Android before release.