Star Wars Battlefront
Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Battlefront.EA

The highly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront multiplayer beta is now available to download in the UK and across Europe on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The open beta is available to anyone who wishes to play and has been rolling out around the world today (8 October).

Running until Monday 12 October on each platform, the beta includes Walker Assault mode available on the snowy Hoth map (seen above), Drop Zone on Sullust (a new planet which is basically just Iceland), and co-op mode Survival on Tatooine. There is also a limited scope for upgrading abilities and weapons, and the opportunity to play as iconic characters Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

PS4 users will be able to download the beta via the PSN Store, Xbox One users will be able to do so via the Xbox Live store and PC users, who have been able to pre-load the beta, can get it through Origin.

Walker Assault mode has been seen often since footage of the game debuted at E3 in June. It features Imperial AT-AT walkers marching on a Rebel base, with both sides battling to fend the other off. Drop Zone takes place on smaller maps and focuses on teams capturing and defending downed escape pods. Survival is a wave-based horde mode which can be played solo or cooperatively with friends.

The PS4 beta will run at native 900p while the Xbox One versions runs at 720p. The PC version's capabilities will be determined by each user's specs. EA has released the recommended PC system requirements.

Star Wars Battlefront will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 19 November.

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