Star Wars Battlefront II Open Beta Begins In October

By Mike Sousa on July 11, 2017, 11:53AM EDT

Electronic Arts has announced the Star Wars Battlefront II's open beta is coming this October. The beta will feature two modes: Galactic Assault and Starfighter Assault.

Starting with Galactic Assault, this game mode has players join the Separatist droid army or the Republic Clones on the streets of Theed in massive 40 player multiplayer matches. There will be four distinct trooper classes: Assault Troopers, Heavy Troopers, Officers and Specialists.

  • Assault troopers are classic flankers, pushing the line forward and advancing the front.
  • Heavy troopers use their high-powered weapons and personal body shields to take ground and hold it.
  • Officers power up their teammates with buffs and deploy remote weapons to support their allies.
  • Specialists lay traps and snipe from a distance.

Electronic Arts didn't provide much information on the Starfighter Assasult game mode. However, we know it will be a multiplayer space combat battle set during the original trilogy where players will pilot an assortment of Star Wars’ greatest ships in an objective-based, multi-stage battle.

If you pre-order Star Wars Battlefront II, you can jump into the beta early. Players who pre-order gain access to the beta on the 4th of October. The beta opens to the public on the 6th of October, and lasts through 9th of October.

Star Wars Battlefront II releases on the 17th of November on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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