If you preordered Battlefront 2 you’ve already had access to the beta for a couple of days. but for all of us other people the open beta for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 fires up on October 6th – today – and officially runs until October 9th.
I haven’t had a chance to get in and play yet, but I’m currently installing the open beta because I have high hopes for this Battlefront! I didn’t mind the first “new” Battlefront, and the footage I’ve seen from Battlefront 2 looks pretty great so far!
Open betas have become somewhat of the “norm” with AAA games of this caliber, as far as I’m concerned they’re not only a great way to show us what a game has to offer but also give us time to test the game for free – back in the good ol’ days we would call that a demo and you could download it at any time!
What’s in the open beta?
The Battlefront 2 beta gives us access to a few different game modes spanning across both single and multiplayer. Should you jump in you’ll have a chance to test out the 40-player Galactic Assault which pits 2 teams against each other as they attempt to complete Planet-specific objectives; In the open beta, you’ll only be able to play Naboo’s Theed map. Galactic Assault is pretty much just Battlefront’s (2015) Walker Assault with different walker-type vehicles to escort.
You can also play the 24-player Starfighter Assault in the beta which was featured in Battlefront 1 (2015) and has everyone controlling a starfighter. The 16-player Strike Assault will allow you to play small scale infantry-based battles and there are also 2 single-player challenges to complete in Arcade mode.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to test out any of the single-player campaign, which is something that I’m really interested in. I felt it was the one
Anyone who takes part in the open beta will also receive an in-game bonus upon release in the form of a loot crate containing a special Darth Maul emote and a couple of other goodies.
What are the required system specs for the open beta?
- OS: Windows 7 or newer
- CPU: AMD FX-6350 or Intel Core i5-6600K
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850 or Nvidia GTX 660
- OS: Windows 7 or newer
- CPU: AMD FX 8350 Wraith or Intel Core i7-6700
- RAM: 16GB
- GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GTX 1060
22.83GB is the install size on PC for the open beta, so as long as you have at least 25GB free you’ll have no problems installing it. To actually download the Battlefront 2 open beta, you’ll have to get it right from Origin.
While I’ve been writing this post out, I’ve also been waiting for Battlefront 2’s open beta to finish installing. Right now it’s getting pretty close and as soon as I get in and put an hour or two in, I’ll come back and put together another post outlining my experiences and the caveats I’ve noticed, if any.
Are you going to get in and try out the open beta? Did you preorder and jump in early? Staying away from Battlefront 2 for some reason? Let me know in the comments!