Star Wars: Battlefront II Gets New Beta Details, Trailer

It’s funny how new details revolving around Star Wars: Battlefront II continue to come out at a rapid pace. But then, it’s expected, as the sequel is likely to be one of EA’s biggest hits this holiday season.

Last week, we talked about the new Arcade mode coming to the game, and this week, it’s all about the forthcoming beta, which kicks off in just a few days. And, man, did EA pour on the new details about what to expect.

First off, there’s a new trailer, and though it’s a bit on the brief side, it does show what you’ll be able to do in terms of battling, as well as what to expect from the full game.

Next up, EA provided details on the beta, and there will be a lot you’ll be able to do. First up, you’ll be able to charge into the battle of Naboo, which will be quite familiar to fans of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Here, you’ll take on heroes from all Eras, including Darth Maul (who’s right at home with this territory) and Rey from The Force Awakens. You’ll be able to earn in-game battle points to summon the heroes and call in reinforcements should the situation call for it. (And it might)

In addition, you’ll also get to try out Starfighter Assault mode an take to the unfriendly skies as you attempt to destroy or defend an Imperial Star Destroyer, using a number of iconic vehicles in the game. This will spread across all the trilogies, so you’ll have quite a selection.

Lastly, the Strike mode at Maz Kanata’s castle (from The Force Awakens) will be available, class based with straight-up battling. There won’t be that many heroes, but it’ll still pack a punch when it comes to taking on friends.

The beta kicks off on October 4th for those who pre-ordered the game, but it’ll be open to everyone on October 6th and run through the 9th for everyone. It’s on all platforms, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and if you’re taking the PC route, you’ll find the necessary specs below!

Minimum Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 6600K
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB
Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 2GB
DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 55GB

Recommended Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 6700 or equivalent
Memory: 16GB RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB
Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 55GB

It’s a pretty hefty download, so get ready for battle!

Finally, we’ve found some new screenshots, which you can see in the attached gallery!

Star Wars: Battlefront II releases on November 17th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin PC.