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Star Wars Battlefront beta test launches on Oct. 8, details inside

by Ron Duwell | September 24, 2015September 24, 2015 4:20 pm PDT

The day has finally arrived in which we learn when the Star Wars Battlefront beta test will arrive. EA has confirmed that the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC through Origin versions will be live and ready on Oct. 8 through Oct. 12.

During the beta test, you’ll be able to play in three separate modes, each giving you a good idea of the different styles of play that will be available in the final game, which launches on Nov. 17.

  • Walker Assault on Hoth: Fight in epic 40-player battles as a Rebel to destroy the Empire’s onslaught of AT-AT’s by calling in Y-wing bombers. Or, side with the Empire and protect your walkers while utilizing their mighty weaponry to crush the Rebel objective.
  • Drop Zone on Sullust: Escape pods are crashing down and you and your team must fight to control them. With its frantic 8v8 matches, Drop Zone is sure to put your combat and strategy skills to the test.
  • Survival Mission on Tatooine: Play alone or with a friend via co-op or split-screen as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-ST’s, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers and more.

I went hands-on with the survival mission at Tokyo Game Show just last week. Trust me, it’s tough!

You can sign up for the beta test over at the official website, and there, you can also try out the Star Wars Battlefront Companion, a sort of strategy mini-game that will run along with the beta. Just remember, you need an Origin account linked to your console if you want to register to play the beta test on either of them.

Star Wars Battlefront will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Nov. 17.

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Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...