Earlier today, Electronic Arts revealed details about the Star Wars: Battlefront II open beta. It will be available from October 6th through October 9th. Players who pre-order the game will gain access to the beta two days ahead of the others.
The information was posted on the PlayStation blog. Therefore, the beta will be available for PlayStation gamers, but there is no word of its release for PC or Xbox One. According to people with knowledge of the matter, Xbox One and PC gamers will be able to play the game through EA/ Origin Access.
From October 6 to October 9 players will be able to take part in the Galactic Assault on Naboo. The latter was introduced during the E3 2017 event. It is a massive 40-player battle of the streets of Theed. Players have to decide whether to fight on the side of the Republic clones or the side of the Separatist droid army. They can choose between four trooper classes: Heavy, Officer, Assault, and Specialist, respectively. In addition, players will have the opportunity to pilot prequel-era vehicles and control legendary Star Wars heroes.
The Starfighter Assault mode will also be available in the beta. However, Electronic Arts’ representatives were reluctant to provide clues. Still, players know that they will have the chance to “take part in an epic starfighter assault set during the original trilogy era, piloting an assortment of Star Wars’ greatest ships in an objective-based, multi-stage battle.” More details about the mode will be revealed next month. The Star Wars: Battlefront II developer promised to introduce the mode during the Gamescom event that runs from 22nd to 26th of August.
A few days ago, data miners revealed a list of characters that will probably be included in the game roster. These include Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker as well as Phasma, Lando, Yoda, and Grievous.
Star Wars: Battlefront II launches across all platforms on November 17th. All DLC maps and characters will be free to play. Having said that, the shooter will have a microtransaction system. The reason for its incorporation is the following. The main way to progress in Battlefront II is by unlocking crates. For the purpose, players can either spend their in-game credits or spend money.
Another highly-anticipated feature of the Star Wars: Battlefront II is the single-player campaign that was also introduced at the E3.