Star Wars Battlefront Beta Available Now

Today's the day.

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[UPDATE] The beta is now live across all three platforms. Download it now through the links here: Xbox One, PS4, PC.

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The day has arrived. Beginning today, October 8, DICE is letting everyone play its upcoming sci-fi shooter Star Wars Battlefront by way of an open beta across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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The beta officially begins at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT, but it's available to pre-load now on PC through Origin. We'll update this post when the beta is released, or you can constantly refresh this download page.

Battlefront's beta includes a Survival Mission, as well as the 40-player Walker Assault and Drop Zone modes. In addition, beta players can check out the Battlefront companion experience through its website to earn items for the main game. For more on the beta, check out the video preview above.

The beta runs through October 12. It's 7 GB on PS4/Xbox One, while the PC edition weighs in at 11 GB.

Battlefront launches on November 17, about a month before Disney's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters in December. EA is also releasing tie-in DLC for Battlefront based on the movie.

Xbox One owners with an EA Access membership will get to play Battlefront first, as it will be available through the subscription program a full five days early.

In other Battlefront news, Sony announced a general PS4 price cut today, which also applies to the special edition Darth Vader PS4 bundle. That means you can get it for $400 instead of $450.

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