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#4172979 - 09/24/15 06:20 PM SWBF beta  
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http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-battlefront-beta-armed-and-operational

"Star Wars Battlefront Beta: Armed and Operational UPDATED!
Get ready for the ultimate test drive.

UPDATED 9/24:

Heres some vital information to store in the memory banks of your Artoo unit: EA has announced that the Star Wars Battlefront Beta will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on PC via Origin between October 8 and October 12. The Beta will offer three playable modes, allowing players to fight for both the Empire and the Rebellion:

Walker Assault on Hoth: Fight in epic 40-player battles as a Rebel to destroy the Empires onslaught of AT-ATs 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 offline or with a friend via co-op or split-screen as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-STs, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers and more.

So prepare for battle on October 8, whether youre looking to crush the Rebellion, restore freedom to the galaxy, or both.

ORIGINAL POST:

Star Wars Battlefront is almost here but you dont have to wait until its November 17 release to play it.

EA has announced that Star Wars Battlefront beta will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC in early October. It will feature the Walker Assault on Hoth, a massive 40-player battle that will also give gamers a chance to play as either Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, and the Survival Mission on Tatooine, where two Rebels must find a way to combat waves of Imperial forces. In addition to the two battle simulations will be a new mode appropriately named Drop Zone. More details on that in the weeks ahead.

Also set to debut during Star Wars Battlefront beta is the Star Wars Battlefront Companion Experience. Available at www.StarWarsBattlefront.com, the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience will feature the strategic card game Base Command, and allow both Rebel and Imperial players to multitask and receive various notifications while playing Star Wars Battlefront. The Star Wars Battlefront Companion will be available in the Apple App Store and Google Play prior to the release of Star Wars Battlefront on November 17."


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#4173082 - 09/25/15 12:17 AM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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#4173242 - 09/25/15 03:33 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Pretty damn bummed that only the one-off BF3 style coop missions have AI but it is what it is.


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#4177830 - 10/05/15 09:31 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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They are streaming the beta on the PS4 stream now:
http://www.twitch.tv/playstation

Looks pretty fun so far, looking forward to trying out the beta on Thu.


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#4178864 - 10/08/15 01:32 AM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Just to let yall know you can preload the beta through origin. It will unlock tomorrow.


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#4178966 - 10/08/15 12:49 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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SW Battlefront beta:

http://starwars.ea.com/en_AU/starwars/battlefront/beta

Preloading starts in a little while, game is open not too long after that.


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#4179127 - 10/08/15 06:09 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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played it, very simplistic reminds me why i didnt play the others.


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#4179142 - 10/08/15 06:29 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I played a couple of rounds and enjoyed it. VERY much like the original games, it's what it's supposed to be. Movement is better, controller works pretty well. Improvements to gunfire: faster rounds (older games the rounds were super slow) and it takes fewer rounds to get a kill. I'd still like to see a hardcore mode though.
And it's got first person.
Haven't gotten to try any vehicles yet or the missions, just Hoth.


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#4179176 - 10/08/15 08:03 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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What about squading up? Is it possible?

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#4179264 - 10/09/15 12:09 AM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I saw a party set up in the upper left, much like in Rainbow Six at the menu where you select MP or missions.
Don't know how many though.


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#4179280 - 10/09/15 12:42 AM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Looks like 4 total. Got to level 3. Arcady, twitchy...but a lot of fun. The sound modeling is perfect.


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The sound is amazing. First time hopping in an AT-ST and I got goosebumps firing the guns. Yep I'm a Starwars nerd.


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#4179457 - 10/09/15 02:27 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Still need to play more to get used to it, but last night I felt really old and slow.


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Very fast. Almost too fast, to the point of frustration. It's never been tactical, but I haven't played a twitcher in quite a while, and having to re-adapt is painful. There's a good game in there, I'll just need to accept it for what it is.


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Yeah, the twitchyness got to me pretty bad last night. It also seems that every weapon is a little too accurate first shot not matter the distance. With the absolute randomness about everything, I couldn't figure out how the heck it was possible for people to go something like 38 - 6.

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Yeah I think the maps are too small and don't have enough cover and the rifles are too accurate at range, so you get killed without even knowing where the enemy is.

BattleField 4 conquest large maps which I usually play are bigger and have more cover, so you can at least get a bearing on where the enemy is and can use cover while you get to the objectives, the buildings and structures can also be destroyed, here the maps were tiny and there was no cover and no destructible environments so it's missing alot of what makes BF4 fun for me...

It looks and sounds amazing, but it was hard to enjoy.

I may cancel my pre-order, so far the maps are very disappointing.


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#4179535 - 10/09/15 05:39 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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I'm reserving judgment because I'll be really disappointed if I can't play this thing, but I may end up canceling too. I'm not going to pay $60 to just get frustrated with a game.
IMO, the guns just have too much range. Not that I want a close up shooter, but somewhere in the middle.


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#4179540 - 10/09/15 05:56 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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My biggest problem was I had no idea where the enemy was coming from. That may improve as I become more familiar with the maps but I just don't know the spawn points. I got so frustrated last night I went and logged onto BF4 with my level 3 (YES LEVEL 3) character to calm down.

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I know we keep going back to BF but at least in there (large conquest) there are a set number of places you can spawn. Sure there is the spawn beacon and squad spawn but in general most people are coming from one of the set locations.

There may be fixed locations in Battlefront, I just have no idea where they are. I'll be playing some more this weekend.

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#4179545 - 10/09/15 06:02 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Where was the map? All I saw was that scope of the area.


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#4179549 - 10/09/15 06:12 PM Re: SWBF beta [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Not the map but maps in a general since (level layout).


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