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'Star Wars Battlefront II' open beta to launch in October

By Wade Sheridan
'Star Wars Battlefront II' open beta to launch in October
The cover to EA's upcoming online shooter, "Star Wars Battlefront II." The publisher announced that the open beta will be available in October. Photo courtesy of EA/Twitter

July 11 (UPI) -- Publisher Electronic Arts has announced that fans will get to try out their upcoming online multiplayer sequel Star Wars Battlefront II in October through an open beta.

The open beta which will last from Oct. 6 to 9, will allow fans to take part in game mode Galactic Assault on Naboo along with a chance to play the title's Starfighter Assault mode," EA announced on Sony's Playstation Blog Monday.

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Those who preorder Star Wars Battlefront II will be granted early access to the beta starting on Oct. 4.

The game's Galactic Assault mode on Naboo which features a massive 40-player battle, was showcased at E3 2017 in June with a new multiplayer gameplay trailer.

The clip showcased how fans will fight on the side of either the droid army of the Separatists who first appeared in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace or their prequel-era enemies the Clone Troopers as they fight for control of Theed, the capital city of Naboo. Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul was also seen entering the battle as he cuts down a number of Clone Troopers using his double-sided lightsaber.

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Star Wars Battlefront II launches Nov. 17 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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