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Star Wars: Battlefront's beta was supposed to conclude today. However, DICE decided that they want to give players more time to try out the multiplayer shooter.

DICE announced on the game's website that they want an extra day to test the servers:
Hope you’re enjoying the Star Wars Battlefront beta and thank you for playing – every time you log on, it’s helping us ensure the experience is going to be great at launch. As we get into the late stages of the beta, we will begin conducting further technical tests on our infrastructure.

These additional tests will start on Monday, October 12 and will run thru Tuesday, October 13th, which will add an additional day to the open Beta. These tests are to help us find some extreme scenarios, and that means some players may experience occasional issues such as being kicked from the game or losing connectivity. This is all being done in the name of shoring up our infrastructure before we launch on November 17th.

I was pleasantly surprised by how stable the beta was. I had a few games crap out on me but otherwise my ping was stable. Nonetheless, I'm glad DICE is taking extra precautions to make sure the servers are as stable as possible. The game is almost entirely multiplayer so if that side of the game isn't smooth, that's going to severely hurt the reviews and sales. DICE doesn't want a repeat of the Battlefield 4 fiasco.

The beta for Star Wars: Battlefront lets players try out three modes from the full game. Walker Assault is a 40-player match that recreates the Battle for Hoth. The Imperial team protects their AT-AT walkers as they advance on the Rebel base. The Rebels, meanwhile, must capture uplink stations so they can call in bombing runs on the walkers. Drop Zone is a 8v8 infantry battle to control escape pods landing at random spots on the map. Each pod contains powerups that will help players defend territories.

The last mode of the beta is Survival, a single-player/co-op option. One or two players will be dropped onto Tatooine and forced to fight off progressively harder waves of Imperial forces. During these missions, they'll have to accomplish other objectives as well.

This beta also provides players with their first look at Star Wars Battlefront Companion. This program lets them track their progress and connect with other friends. It also provides access to Base Command, a single-player card game where players use units and abilities to fight off an Imperial attack. This game lets players earn credits that can then be spent in Battlefront to unlock weapons and other equipment.

Star Wars: Battlefront will officially launch worldwide on November 10th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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