Star Wars Battlefront II Beta Dates Announced

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In a post on the PlayStation Blog, EA has revealed the dates and details regarding the multiplayer beta for Star Wars Battlefront II.

The multiplayer open beta for Star Wars Battlefront II will run from October 6th thru 9th, though anyone who decides to pre-order the game from the PlayStation Store will be granted two days early access to the beta before everyone else, potentially giving players up to six days to test out the beta.

Beta players will be fighting for either the Separatists or the Republic in The Battle of Theed

Details for the open beta revealed that players will face off for The Battle of Theed that we saw during the multiplayer world reveal at EA Play for E3.  The 40-player multiplayer Galactic Assault mode will pit players as either the Republic Clone Army or Separatist Drone Units from the Star Wars prequel era.  Despite showing off heroes such as Darth Maul and Rey during the multiplayer reveal last month, EA would not confirm which heroes would be available when the beta comes in early October.

In Galactic Assault, players will have four different classes to try out during the beta.  The classes available include: Assault Troopers, Heavy Troopers, Officers, and Specialists.  This added feature is direct community response to the first game, which lacked any sort of depth in character customization.

A brand new mode called “Starfighter Assault” will be playable during the beta

Along with Galactic Assault, EA also confirmed that players will be able to partake in a new mode, called “Starfighter Assault”.  We can expect to hear more about the new mode at Gamescom this August, and all we know so far is that it will be an “multi-stage, objective-based” multiplayer mode.

Star Wars Battlefront II will release on November 17th.

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