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Post by nachosjustice @ 02:47pm 25/09/15 | 10 Comments
Get ready to test the power of your Schwartz, Star Wars fans. The official Star Wars website has revealed the dates for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront beta. It's only set to run for a tidy four days, kicking off on the 8th of October and coming to a close on the 12th of October.

The beta will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with three playable modes. There's a Survival Mission on Tatooine, which is the mode that can be played alone or with one other player. I played it at Gamescom, and it's a bit meh. Hopefully, EA has added a bit more variety for this mode for the beta (and beyond).

Walker Assault on Hoth is the mode that was showcased at E3 and was part of the alpha test. I played that at Gamescom, too, and it's freakin' awesome. I didn't even get to use any vehicles, and I still had a great time. It's the biggest mode in Battlefront, pitting 20 Rebels against 20 Imperials, with the goodies tasked with attacking AT-ATs and the baddies in charge of defending them.

The third and final mode on offer is Drop Zone on Sullust. This is the new mode that was announced shortly after Gamescom so, as far as I'm aware, no-one outside of DICE and EA has played it yet. It's a smaller mode, with an 8v8 foundation, as teams fight to control specific escape pods, which promises to keep combat focused around a single objective.

For more on Star Wars Battlefront, you can read my preview here.

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Posted 06:53pm 27/9/15
It's the biggest mode in Battlefield, pitting 20 Rebels against 20 Imperials, with the goodies tasked with attacking AT-ATs and the baddies in charge of defending them.

Sorry, had to do it :D
Posted 08:26pm 27/9/15
I still think it'll be meh.

Hoping to be proven wrong! Bring on the beta b******!!
Posted 09:42pm 27/9/15
Where are the servers?
Posted 02:58am 28/9/15
I thought the Beta was USA only? How do you get into it?
Posted 06:02am 28/9/15
Im just going to wait for the honest trailer... seriously f*** DICE and its 20v20!
Posted 08:58am 28/9/15
What's wrong with 20v20? The battle of hoth would be a bit lame if it was only 6v6
Posted 10:27am 28/9/15
I think his point was it's Battlefield, 20v20 isn't really cutting the mustard.
Posted 11:31am 28/9/15
Ah yeah, fair call. I think I've just been conditioned by all the shooters coming out of late with maximum sizes of 6v6 or 8v8 that 20v20 sounded huge to me :(
Posted 11:49am 28/9/15
Yeah I don't have an issue with it, 32v32 would probably be good but anything over that is usually just a f***** circus.
Posted 01:44pm 28/9/15
Ah, s***. Good spot, Imperial. I always try to not make that particular typo when talking about Battlefront, but it inevitably happens! Fixed.
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