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How to Play Star Wars Battlefront Before It Launches

Walmart is hosting an "Epic Weekend" event Friday-Sunday; get all the details here.


Star Wars Battlefront is slated to arrive on November 17, but you don't have to wait until then to play the much-anticipated sci-fi shooter. Xbox One owners with an EA Access membership can start playing on November 12, and a day later, Walmart stores across the United States will let shoppers play it early.

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This is happening as part of Walmart's "Epic Weekend" promotion. From November 13-15, more than 3,000 stores across the US will have the game playable for shoppers.

In addition, Walmart stores will be decked out with special Star Wars decorations, including Millennium Falcon starships and other displays featuring the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire. Not only that, but the Walmart-exclusive Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars PS4 bundle will be available to buy.

Finally, Walmart has shared a list of 12 Star Wars items that will be sold exclusively at the retailer. The list includes the Darth Vader Edition PS4 controller, numerous Disney Infinity items, figures, Lego sets, and more. Check out the full list of items below, which will be sold in-store and online.

  • Sony DualShock 4 wireless controller – Darth Vader Edition
  • Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars PS4 Bundle
  • Lego Star Wars Anakin's Custom Jedi Starfighter
  • Lego Star Wars Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon
  • Star Wars Battlefront Black Series 6" Figure
  • Star Wars MicroMachines Vehicles Villain Flagship Value Pack
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blue Squadron Figure & Vehicle
  • Collectible 6" exclusive Stormtrooper by Hasbro from the Star Wars Battlefront video game
  • X-wing fighter with exclusive blue stripes by Hasbro (as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
  • Collectible Vinyl figures from Funko featuring the Sandtrooper and Dewback
  • Preorder Star Wars Battlefront at and get an exclusive Topps Galactic Connexions trading disc with purchase only available at Walmart.
  • PlayStation Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars PlayStation 4 Bundle

Battlefront officially launches on November 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. That's about a month before JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters on December 18.

In other recent news, EA has released a new live-action trailer for the game featuring Twilight and Pitch Perfect actress Anna Kendrick. On top of that, the Batltefront's Trophies/Achievements list has been revealed, while EA has also confirmed the game's file size on all platforms. You can also see Battlefront's complete lineup of guns, vehicles, power-ups, Star Cards, and more.

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