'Star Wars Battlefront' Gameplay Beta News: EA, DICE Reveal "Skill-Based Matchmaking System"

By Jon Niles | Sep 02, 2015 03:00 PM EDT
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We know that the highly anticipated video game Star Wars Battlefront from developers DICE Games and publishers EA Games has a release date set for Nov. 17, 2015, but this week we learned that an open Beta will take place a month before! Gamers can experience some great new gameplay from the title starting this October on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! Find out more about this news below.

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"Coming early October to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC, the Star Wars Battlefront Beta is a technical test and will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire," EA announced this week in an official statement. "Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the most iconic characters in the Star WarsTM universe: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces. In addition to those two modes, we are excited to reveal a brand-new mode that will be available in the Beta, Drop Zone. We'll be sharing more details on Drop Zone in the weeks ahead."

Along with this beta announcement, EA announced a "strategic card game" serving as a companion to Battlefront, entitled Base Camp. This new gaming feature will allow players to earn points to unlock more in Battlefront, according to Gamma Squad.

Check out some recent multiplayer gameplay footage of Star Wars Battlefront right here:

Meanwhile, DICE confirmed this week via the EA Games' title's subreddit that the game won't feature server browsers, but rather a "new skill-based matchmaking system." Read more on this over at IGN.

Are you excited about this Beta announcement? Let us know in the comments section below!

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