The Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date won’t land until November but you’ll be able to try the game long before that thanks to the beta.
EA DICE has confirmed a Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The beta will help the developers stress test the game for problems and it will give gamers a chance to try a portion of the game before it arrives in the fall.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 has three different release dates in November, the earliest of which is for EA Access and Origin Access subscribers.
If you’re interested in buying Star Wars Battlefront 2 you’ll probably want to download and try the beta. It’ll help you get comfortable with the game mechanics, characters, and maps. It could also help you decide on a pre-order for your console of choice.
Today we want to go over the most important things you need to know about the upcoming Battlefront 2 beta for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Release Date
The beta is confirmed for early October.
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta release date is confirmed for October 6th, a few weeks before the game’s final release in mid-November.
The company hasn’t announced any exclusives so we expect the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC betas to start at the same time.
Remember, you don’t have to pre-order Star Wars Battlefront 2 to participate in the beta. The beta will be open to anyone starting October 6.
The developer hasn’t confirmed a pre-load or a release time so be on the look out for those details as we push closer to the October 4th start date.
How to Get the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Early
There are multiple Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta release dates: The general release on October 6th and an early release on October 4th.
Those who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront 2 (and those who have already pre-ordered) will be able to start playing the beta a couple of days early.
Retailers are currently selling a few different versions of the game including the $60 standard edition and a more expensive Deluxe Edition.
It looks like you’ll need to pre-order the game a few days before the October 4th start date to take advantage of the early access period.
In fine print located on the bottom of this page, the company says the beta offer expires 3 days prior to the beginning of the early access period.
When Does the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta End?
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta kicks off on October 4th and October 6th and it will stretch through October 9th giving Xbox One, PS4, and PC gamers a few days to try the game.
Companies love to extend these betas so don’t be surprised if DICE ends up adding an extra day or two for all gamers, not just those who pre-order.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta PC Requirements
You’ll need to meet certain requirements in order to play the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta on a Windows PC. DICE will almost certainly release recommended and minimum PC specifications ahead of the beta’s release.
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 listing on Origin still says the PC requirements are “Coming Soon.” Unfortunately, the site has said that for several weeks now.
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta will focus on the multiplayer portion of the game and not the single-player campaign.
EA’s confirmed a few of the key details and it looks like the beta will showcase the game’s 40-player Galactic Assault and the Starfighter Assault mode.
The Galactic Assault mode will take place on Naboo and here’s what you can expect from the content in the beta.
- Join the Separatist droid army or the Republic Clones on the streets of Theed in massive 40 player multiplayer melees.
- Choose from four distinct trooper classes:
- 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.
- Control beloved Star Wars heroes, pilot prequel-era vehicles, and more.
EA says Battlefront 2 beta testers will be able to play Fondor: Imperial Shipyard, one of the maps featured in the Starfighter Assault mode.
Starfighter Assault mode will make its debut at Gamescom on August 21st and those interested can catch a glimpse of it during the gameplay reveal at 9:30 AM Pacific.
Pre-Order If You Want the Earliest Battlefront 2 Release Date
If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 before the official release date you'll want to put in a pre-order for the game.
There are three Star Wars Battlefront 2 release dates. One is November 17th. This is the game's global release date for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC and it's the release date you get with the standard version of the game.
Another release date lands on November 14th. If you want to start playing the game three days before everyone else, you'll need to pre-order the $80 Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition before the 14th.
EA Access (Xbox One) and EA Origin (PC) subscribers who pre-order the game will get access to the game on November 9 with EA's Play First Trial.
If you want to get a head start ranking up your character, learning about the new weapons, new characters, new modes, and new maps, a pre-order is probably the route you'll want to take.