Star Wars Battlefront Beta Now Available On Origin For Preload


Yes, it's true - you can now begin preloading the Star Wars Battlefront beta via Origin, although the actual test will run from tomorrow until October 12.

The Star Wars Battlefront beta download weighs about 10.81 GB on PC (10.83 once extracted), and you can find it under the Free Games/Beta section of Origin. Console users will find it on the PlayStation Store/Xbox Live Marketplace, and their download is going to be around 7 GB.

In terms of available maps & modes, these have been confirmed so far by DICE:

  • Walker Assault on Hoth: Fight in epic 40-player battles as a Rebel to destroy the Empire’s onslaught of AT-AT’s by calling in Y-wing bombers. Or, side with the Empire and protect your walkers while utilizing their mighty weaponry to crush the Rebel objective.
  • Drop Zone on Sullust: Escape pods are crashing down and you and your team must fight to control them. With its frantic 8v8 matches, Drop Zone is sure to put your combat and strategy skills to the test.
  • Survival Mission on Tatooine: Play alone or with a friend via co-op or split-screen as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-ST’s, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers and more.

We'll also be able to try the new Companion app during the Star Wars Battlefront beta, although it will only be available via browser at the official site; at launch, however, there will be dedicated iOS and Android apps.

Also, during this test we'll finally get the chance to try Heroes & Villains such as Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, who were not available in previous builds shown publicly. In the meantime, notorious YouTuber Jackfrags has published a gameplay video showing action from the point of view of both characters.

In case you're curious if you can run Star Wars Battlefront with your PC, you can check out the freshly reported official system requirements.