The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta is currently available to everyone, and below you can read our first impressions of it. The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta comes with three multiplayer modes. These modes are: Galactic Assault, Starfighter Assault and Strike. The beta also features two arcade modes that can be played on your own. These first mode is a 10-on-10 team battle with AI allies and enemies, and the second is a Hero vs. many scenario.
As the title suggest, we’ll be focusing on the multiplayer modes. But before that, let’s start with how the beta runs. The good news here is that the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta runs incredibly well. Of course this is to be expected as the game uses the Frostbite 3 Engine. As with its predecessor, DICE has used photogrammetry and the end results are great. Not only that, but performance is incredible. Our GTX980Ti was able to run the beta with more than 100fps on Ultra settings at 1080p. We’ll talk more about the game’s visuals and performance in our PC Performance Analysis when the game comes out.
The Starfighter Assault is perhaps the mode that most Star Wars fans will be interested in. In this mode, two teams compete in epic, multi-stage battles between swift starfighters, powerful hero ships, and huge capital ships in objective-based dogfights. And let me tell you that it is one of the game’s best modes. It’s chaotic, it’s fun, it stays true to the Star Wars spirit, it provides an amazing audio/visual experience. It’s awesome.
The Galactic Assault puts two teams against each other, spans all three trilogies and has objectives that are unique to each planet. There are three stages during which players will have to fight. In the first stage, clone troopers must use ion launchers to damage the incoming Multi-Troop Transport leading the Separatist invasion force. The second stage sees the droids are attempting to storm the palace and deactivate the security systems protecting the heart of the palace—the throne room. And in the third stage, the clones must prevent the droids from taking the throne room control point. The droids must enter the throne room and capture the control point at its centre to win the match.
The Strike mode is a team deathmatch mode with objectives that pits two teams of 6 players against one another. One team is defending while the other team is attacking. The attacking team must retrieve a package before they run out of respawn lives, while the defending team must protect the package.
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta was enjoyable and it’s definitely better than its predecessor. However, we are a bit worried about the final version. You see, the game comes with loot boxes and these may break the actual game. We’ll have to wait and see, however it’s sad that pretty much every game now uses loot boxes.
But anyway, below you can find a video showing all the multiplayer modes.
Also note that the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta ends on October 9th.