Star Wars Battlefront beta extended until Tuesday, October 13

EA and DICE appear to be noticing some major issues in the Star Wars Battlefront beta and are extending it through Tuesday in an effort to monitor them more closely.


The Star Wars Battlefront beta has been going on all weekend, with users offering a semblance of mixed reactions. Some enjoy the Star Wars atmosphere, mixed in with the more arcade-style shooting that removes many of the complexities of the first-person shooter. Others are railing against the overt simplicity of the game modes, as well as the seeming lack of difference between the game's weapons.

Of course, given that this is a beta, there are also several other issues that users are finding that are entirely fixable, like broken spawn points and severe balance issues in Walker Assault. But most importantly, there seem to be a slew of connectivity issues. DICE appears to be making note of this and is looking to extend the Battlefront beta in an effort to learn more.

"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," community manager Mathew Everett notes on the Battlefront website. "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."

What have been your thoughts on the beta so far? Let us know in the comments. Star Wars: Battlefront is set to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 17.

Senior Editor

Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

From The Chatty
  • reply
    October 11, 2015 10:33 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Star Wars Battlefront beta extended until Tuesday, October 13

    • reply
      October 11, 2015 10:46 AM


    • reply
      October 11, 2015 6:10 PM

      I thought the game was terrible and uninstalled it after I playing less than 3 hours. Its just CoD with a Star Wars theme. You spawn (instant spawn), run, die, repeat. Your life has no value and dieing doesn't effect the outcome of the game. I understand there are different game modes but the whole concept is just dumbed down so anyone can play effortlessly. All they really have to do is remake the old Battlefronts with MINOR changes and improvements, not a complete change.

      • reply
        October 11, 2015 6:40 PM

        It's definitely tailored to the modern shooter audience, which is lame. It's taken it from a "must buy" to a "bargain bin purchase".

      • reply
        October 11, 2015 6:42 PM

        I agree. It just seems so uninspired. I feel like Dice had to be rushed to get this thing out. Either that, or they were forced to dumb it way down.

        WTF is with the power up system. It is so lame that the X-Wing and Tie Fighters are just pickups around the map. Why can't you fly them out of your respective bases like in Battlefield?

        • reply
          October 11, 2015 8:24 PM

          I hate it too, played like 5 hrs, got to use a A-Wing and ATST ONCE each. Still no Tie FIghter/Xwing/Luke/Darth.........I just wanna do cool shit, wtf game?

          • reply
            October 11, 2015 8:48 PM

            Just don't go and watch gameplay videos of battlefront 2

        • reply
          October 11, 2015 8:52 PM

          I actually like that aspect. Gives people out in the map doing stuff a chance to use those vehicles and not just those camping the spawns. It also means no one has a reason to sit in the spawn screen waiting for a vehicle to hop into, they're encouraged to run around and participate.

      • reply
        October 11, 2015 9:00 PM


Hello, Meet Lola