Star Wars Battlefront Beta to Debut in October

The Star Wars Battlefront beta will take players to Hoth and Tatooine

EA and DICE have announced that the official Star Wars Battlefront beta will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early October. The  Star Wars Battlefront beta will feature the massive 40-player battle “Walker Assault on Hoth,” which will allow players a chance to play as either Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, and the “Survival Mission on Tatooine,” where two Rebels must find a way to combat waves of Imperial forces. In addition to the two battle simulations will be a new mode appropriately named “Drop Zone,” of which more details are forthcoming.

Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.

Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8, 2015.

Star Wars Battlefront will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 17. You can pre-order your copy here.