If you felt a disturbance in the Force, it might be because Electronic Arts announced earlier today Star Wars Battlefront would host an open beta starting in early October.
Coming early October to multiple platforms including Xbox One, Star Wars Battlefront Beta 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 Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta also features a Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces. A brand-new mode called Drop Zone will also be available, and EA has said they’ll provide more details about this new mode in the future.
In addition to the open beta, EA also announced the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience featuring the strategic card game Base Command and the ability to check game stats and progression, customize load-outs and appearance, connect with friends, and get notified when they’re playing Star Wars Battlefront – as well as gather intel on their stats and progression so you can see how you match up.
For more information about the Star Wars Battlefront Beta and the Companion Experience, read the official EA Announcement.
May the Force be with you.