‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ beta out in October, details announced

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A promotional image for EA's "Star Wars: Battlefront II" video game. (Facebook/EAStarWars)

After “Star Wars: Battlefront II” Alpha had gone live last week, details on the Beta version were announced this week.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, game developer EA confirmed that the Beta will be open to the public from Oct. 6 to 9. In the Beta, players get the chance to join the Galactic Assault on Naboo. This involves 40 players engaging in a battle on the streets of Theed. The said fight was earlier previewed during the E3 2017 event.

Moreover, players can get to choose which side they want to fight for. They can opt to side with the Republic clones or the droid army of Separatists. There are also four trooper classes players can choose from, namely, Assault, Heavy, Officer, and Specialist. Furthermore, gamers can also play as some of the iconic characters from “Star Wars” lore while piloting vehicles that appear during the prequel era.

There is also a second mode called Starfighter Assault, though EA has yet to reveal the full details about the mode. Fans, on the other hand, can expect a full reveal of Starfighter Assault next month.

Late last month, the game’s Alpha version went live, but only for PC users. The version was very similar to what was earlier showcased during E3 2017. Also, Assault on Theed serves as its highlight. Moreover, some hardcore fans were able to find a workaround for the game, despite it being under NDA. A Reddit user called uninspired_zebra, for example, shared details on some of the game’s heroes and villains.

Characters like Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Bossk also join Han Solo and Kylo Ren who were earlier confirmed. Leia “serves as an anchor for the team, deploying her enhanced squad shield to provide cover, incapacitating the enemy with concussion grenades,” according to her character description. Luke, on the other hand, will use his saber skills together with his Force Rush to enhance his speed.