EA Star Wars Battlefront
Promo artwork from Star Wars: Battlefront.EA

EA and DICE have announced that Star Wars: Battlefront will be getting a multiplayer beta. Commencing in "early October" on PS4, Xbox One and PC, the test will feature three multiplayer modes – Walker Assault, Survival Mission and Drop Zone.

A companion app was announced alongside the beta. It will be fully available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store on 19 November, but also during the beta period. The app features a strategic card game called Base Command and features also available in the game itself as a second screen function.

Players will be able to check scores and stats, change weapon load outs, check progression and connect with friends.

The announcement page on the game's website details the beta as so...

The Star Wars Battlefront Beta is a technical test and will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire. Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces.

In addition to those two modes, we are excited to reveal a brand-new mode that will be available in the Beta, Drop Zone. We'll be sharing more details on Drop Zone in the weeks ahead.

Star Wars: Battlefront will be released fully on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 20 November.

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