The Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta opened up to all players today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While players who have pre-ordered the game were able to start playing the game on the 4th, now everyone can join in on the fun. This beta is a lot more feature packed than the closed alpha that occurred a few months ago, and there’s enough maps, heroes, and modes to finally get a feeling for what the final product will be like.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Maps and Modes
There are three multiplayer modes included in the open beta, and each has one map.
This 20 vs. 20 mode has teams facing off in an asymmetrical, objective-based mode. For the demo the Naboo: Theed map is included. Players on the Republic side will attempt to repel a Separatist assault. If the Republic can take out the MTT before it can make it to the palace doors they win. Otherwise, they must retreat inside and try and keep the droid army from making it to the throne room. If the droid captures the throne room, they win.
Space battles are back, and the Fondor Shipyards map is an excellent showcase for them. Rebels must take out shield generators to assault a docked Star Destroyers while being repulsed by Imperial fighter pilots, turret emplacements, and cruisers.
Takodana will be familiar to anyone who has seen The Force Awakens. In Strike you’ll have the First Order is attempting to capture an artifact the Resistance is guarding. If First Order reserves are depleted it’s game over, but if they can capture the artifact they’ll be the victors.
In addition to multiplayer, the Battlefront 2 beta includes a preview of the single-player arcade mode. In it, one or two players can participate in either a team battle with the AI playing as both allies and the enemies or a hero battle in which players must use a character to take down a certain amount of enemies in the allotted time.
You can play the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta from now until October 9 at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET. If you like what you see in the beta, you won’t have long to wait for the full game. Star Wars Battlefront 2 gets a full release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17.