Everything you’ll be able to play in the Star Wars Battlefront II beta

The new versus AI mode is included

We’re a week out from the Star Wars Battlefront II beta and now’s as good of time as any to go over the featured modes and maps and what kind of setup you’ll need if you’re going for the PC version.

Content-wise, we’re looking at:

  • Galactic Assault: “defend Naboo as a Clone trooper, or join the ranks of the Separatists and storm the royal palace. Utilize 4 distinct trooper classes, call in reinforcements, pilot vehicles, and become a hero.”
  • Starfighter Assault: “race as the Rebel Alliance to destroy a Star Destroyer over Fondor, or rally as the Galactic Empire to defend it.”
  • Strike: “join a team of First Order troopers or Resistance fighters in team battles around Maz’s castle.”
  • Arcade: “engage in single-player scenarios in Theed, capital of Naboo.”

It’s worth emphasizing that Arcade (which is not the game’s story mode) pits you against AI forces across the three Star Wars eras. Notably, it’s playable offline, you’ll be able to adjust things like difficulty and trooper classes used by the AI, and you can earn credits for progression. Also! “On consoles, you’ll also be able to team up with a friend or battle against one another in split-screen versus.”

If Arcade sounds like something you’d be particularly down to try, the Battlefront II beta will have two playable portions: “a 10-on-10 team battle with AI allies and enemies, and a Hero vs. many scenario where you’ll take control of Darth Maul and fight against legions of foes on Naboo.”

The beta will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Here are the specs for the former:

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 55GB

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 6700 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 55GB

Early access for the multiplatform beta opens October 4 at 8:00am UTC, and to get in, you’ll need to pre-order before October 1. For the rest of us, the beta will be accessible on October 6 at 8:00am UTC.

My biggest question marks at this point are the story (partially because I’ve tried not to look into it too much to keep it a surprise) and everything to do with Star Cards and loot crates, which I hope don’t bog down the multiplayer. At least I’m not worried about expansions splitting up the player base this time.

Star Wars Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta [EA]

Jordan Devore
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