EA today announced their much anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront Beta and companion app. The beta will be available early October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and the companion app is due in Novmeber for iOS and Android.
The beta will be a technical test featuring “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 a survival mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces. In addition to this the Beta will feature a brand-new mode – Drop Zone. Howver they’ve not shared any details yet and will reveal more over the next few weeks.
Also revealed was the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience. Available during the Beta at the official website, the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience features the strategic card game Base Command, and lets you earn in-game Credits that unlock Star Cards, weapons, and more in Star Wars Battlefront. In addition to Base Command, the Companion also lets Rebels and Imperials alike 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!
The Star Wars Battlefront Companion will be available on web and in the Apple App Store™ and Google Play™ store prior to the release of Star Wars Battlefront on November 17.