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Topic: Star Wars Battlefront II Beta is Happening This Week, Here a...
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Beginning tonight at 8pm for those that pre-ordered and this Friday October 6 at 8pm AEST for everyone else. The beta for Star Wars Battlefront II will run through to Tuesday, October 10 at 3am AEST. The beta will be available across PC (via Origin), PS4, and Xbox One. And will feature multiple modes, including Galactic Assault, Starfighter Assault, and split-screen Arcade action.

Here's what's included:

Galactic Assault on Naboo

Galactic Assault is Star Wars  Battlefront II's 20 vs. 20 multi-stage mode. In the Beta, you'll be sampling the Naboo: Theed map, playing as a Clone trooper or Separatist droid in a desperate battle for control of the royal palace. You'll earn Battle Points as you defeat foes and redeem them to summon vehicles, upgrade to reinforcements like the B2 Super Battle Droid, and become a hero like Rey... or a villain like Darth Maul.

Starfighter Assault on Fondor

In Starfighter Assault, you'll join squadrons of teammates in a battle to defend an Imperial Star Destroyer in the space over Fondor... or destroy it You'll get your first chance to try out Star Wars Battlefront II's three new starfighter classes and pilot Hero Ships from the Prequel Trilogy, Original Trilogy, and the New Trilogy. 

Strike on Takodana

You'll also get your hands on Strike mode in the new Takodana map, where the Resistance and First Order battle around Maz Kanata's castle. Strike is a class-based mode – no heroes allowed. Instead, players rely the unique skills of the Assault, Heavy, Specialist, and Officer, utilizing teamwork to seize objectives.

Arcade on Naboo

Finally, you'll get a chance to sample Arcade Mode on Naboo, where one or two players take on groups of AI opponents.  You'll be able to try out two Arcade options: a team battle with AI allies and enemies, and a one-vs. many scenario pitting the player against a tide of foes. There's even couch co-op for players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Oh, and for those checking this out on PC here be the specs.

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

Here's hoping that 55GB is in reference to the final release and not the beta. As fans of the original we'll definitely be checking this out, hoping to find a more rounded and detailed multiplayer game. Like Battlefield 1, but Star Wars.
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