Star Wars Battlefront II Info Blowout: Free Seasons, Fall Beta & More

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The Origin store page of Star Wars Battlefront II just revealed a ton of information about the upcoming shooter game by DICE, Motive and Criterion.

For instance, the beta will be available this Fall, so don't expect an announcement of the beta being available right after the EA Play conference. If you want Early Access to the beta, you'll have to pre-order the game (any edition).

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The best news is that there will be free DLC content for everyone in the form of seasons. The epic Star Cards powers of Rey and Kylo have been fully detailed, too.

Embark on an endless Star Wars action experience from the best-selling Star Wars HD video game franchise of all time. Experience rich multiplayer battlegrounds across all 3 eras - prequel, classic and new trilogy - or rise as a new hero and discover an emotionally gripping single-player story spanning thirty years.

Customise and upgrade your heroes, starfighters or troopers - each with unique abilities to exploit in battle. Ride tauntauns or take control of tanks and speeders. Use the Force to prove your worth against iconic characters like Kylo Ren, Darth Maul or Han Solo, as you play a part in a gaming experience inspired by forty years of timeless Star Wars films.

Key Features:

A new hero, a story untold. Jump into the boots of an elite special forces soldier in a powerful new Star Wars campaign that bridges events between the films Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The ultimate Star Wars battleground. Experience a multiplayer universe unmatched in variety and breadth. Up to forty players fight as iconic heroes and authentic-to-era troopers, and in a massive array of vehicles as battle rages through the galaxy.

Galactic-scale space combat. Star Wars Battlefront II features a space combat system designed from the ground up with distinct handling, weapons and customisation options. You can pilot legendary starfighters in high-stakes dogfights with up to twenty-four players and forty AI ships.

Better together. Earn rewards, customise your troopers and heroes and bring the upgrades you earn to the online multiplayer battleground.

A reason to play every day. Each season brings fresh, new downloadable content, available to all players. With exciting new locations, characters and quests, you can take part in a connected universe and be rewarded as an active member of the Star Wars: Battlefront II community.

Master your hero. Create your own unique hero with customisable character progression. Equip ability modifiers to adapt and modify your character's core powers to add lethal effects, helpful status boosts or tactical assistance to counter any opponent on the battlefront.

Star Wars Battlefront II: The Last Jedi Heroes Features:

Exclusive themed looks. Make sure your Kylo and Rey really stand out against the chaos of the battleground with exclusive looks from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Epic tier Star Cards. Get instant access to epic tier Star Cards, upgrading and strengthening your characters’ abilities, and granting you additional power to change the course of battle. As Rey, use your epic Star Cards to increase your radius of vision, revealing enemies’ hidden positions through walls with Far Sight, then impair their movement for a greater duration using Deep Mind. As Kylo Ren, use your Solid Freeze epic Star Card to increase the time you freeze your opponents in fear, then pull them towards you over even greater distances with Power Reach.

Ship epic ability modifiers. Get an edge over the Resistance with an upgrade to a new First Order ship. And upgrade the Millennium Falcon with a themed look and sounds inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, plus an Enhanced Auxillary Power epic Star Card!

The contents of the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition have also been revealed - up to three-day early access to the full game and the following upgrade packs.

Officer Upgrade Pack
Join the fight with the powerful Blurrg-1120 blaster plus enhanced grip attachment and the Battle Command Fortitude epic Star Card.
Heavy Upgrade Pack
Take on the toughest enemies with the FWMB-10K blaster and barrel vents attachment and the Combat Shield epic Star Card.
Assault Upgrade Pack
Do what Assault does best: charge into battle with an early unlock of the CR-2 (with a stock modification) and the Thermal Detonator epic Star Card.
Specialist Upgrade Pack
Instantly unlock the A280-CFE blaster rifle and scope attachment and the Trip Mine epic Star Card.

Check back tomorrow to see the first gameplay footage from Assault on Theed, Naboo's capital! We'll also have our editor Kai on the showfloor and he'll bring us some hands-on impressions of Star Wars Battlefront II.

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