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Star Wars: Battlefront II

Electronic Arts and DICE are hosting an open beta for Star Wars: Battlefront II. Those who pre-ordered were able to get in on the beta early, but now the beta is live and open for everyone to participate in across the PS4, the Xbox One and the PC via Origin.

Over on the official Star Wars portal on the EA website, the company announced that the open beta is now available to everybody. If you have a broadband connection and a decent PC, an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4, you'll be able to grab the free beta and start playing.

Those who bought into the Early Access version of the beta have been playing since earlier in the week, on October 4th. But, over the weekend everyone will be able to play the Star Wars: Battlefront II beta between October 6th and October 9th, next Monday.

The web portal also details what has been available and what will be available throughout the two different beta phases. During the Early Access phase gamers had access to the assault trooper challenges, where players took on the role of a standard trooper class and attempted to defeat 150 enemies in any of the available modes.

On October 5th EA and DICE activated the battle points and hero challenges, allowing players to play as Jedi or Sith and defeat 20 enemies to earn rewards. On October 6th the arcade challenges opened up, allowing gamers to earn rewards in the Arcade Mode by defeating 30 enemies and completing three Arcade Mode scenarios in Star Wars: Battlefront II.

On October 7th the Galactic Assault mode rewards will be made available for gamers looking to test their skills in combat. You have to defeat 20 enemies while playing as a reinforcement unit, and you also have to defeat a trooper, reinforcement unit, a hero and a villain to earn the bonus rewards.

The last of the challenges that will be available during the open beta period is the Starfighter Assault challenge that includes becoming a hero ship, destroying five turrets, and completing five objectives and getting the Savior Kill Assist 25 times or more to earn rewards.

The challenges will be available across multiple maps and modes, including the aforementioned Starfighter Assault, which is similar to the space battles mode from Pandemic's version of the classic 2005 release of Star Wars: Battlefront II. There's also the Strike and Arcade Modes for single-players that can be completed across Theed on Naboo.

The Galactic Assault mode will also be available for the multiplayer modes that will allow players to test their skills against other players in the online mode.

EA and DICE have also been keeping a close wrap on the game's single-player campaign mode, which will not be featured in the open beta. However, starting November 17th gamers will be able to get in on the game and experience the campaign in full.

For now, you can enjoy the open beta of Star Wars: Battlefront II over the weekend for PS4, PC and Xbox One.

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