Another chapter in the year of Star Wars begins today, with the launch of DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront open beta. If you have a PC, XBox One, or PS4, you can download and play the beta right now.
The beta is more like a demo, with limited game modes: there’s a survival mode where you play against a horde of enemies, an 8v8 “Drop Zone,” and the Battle of Hoth. If you’re like me, and sat in a basement playing the Battle of Hoth repeatedly in the original Battlefront, then all we’ve been dreaming of is riding a Tauntaun again for the last 11 years.
I preloaded the game last night on Origin, and am taking it for a spin on Twitch right now.
Check it out here:
Star Wars: Battlefront will officially release on November 17, and almost exactly a month later, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in theaters (December 18).