'Star Wars: Battlefront' Beta Extended For One More Day, More Tests Needed

The Star Wars: Battlefront beta is getting an additional day of gameplay. Community manager Mathew Everett made the announcement on the game's forums, citing "further technical tests on our infrastructure."

Specifically, the tests will seem to cover what Everett calls "extreme scenarios," which should be rare on large, multiplayer-focused titles, but nevertheless, it's something that both the publisher and the developers should check before the game's release.

For those playing the beta, this means that you could experience a few frustrating moments such as being kicked from a game or losing connectivity. This shouldn't cause too much anger, especially when you consider that the progress made in the beta doesn't carry over to the final version. Just know that there's nothing wrong on your end, as it is just the game's servers trying out a few trials to make sure the game is ready for many more players on launch day.

The tests will start on Monday, October 12 and end on Tuesday, October 13, although the exact times are still unknown.

Star Wars: Battlefront attracted many players both at trade shows and the recent beta. With the number of days toward launch coming to an end and the hype surrounding the game continuing to grow, these extra tests seem appropriate. Those playing the beta might only be a handful of people compared to the number of players that grab the game on launch day. To that end, EA and DICE need to ensure that the game's servers are ready to handle heavy loads of stress, especially on the large-scale, 40-player Walker Assault mode.

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  • firefoxx04
    Watched some videos. Not going to bother. Especially when it means I need to use origin.

    They needed to take COD or Battlefield and put starwars over it. No 3rd person bs. No cheep jedi animations. Keep max players at 64.

    I would love to have a star wars modeled after cod4.
  • jimmysmitty
    211300 said:
    Watched some videos. Not going to bother. Especially when it means I need to use origin. They needed to take COD or Battlefield and put starwars over it. No 3rd person bs. No cheep jedi animations. Keep max players at 64. I would love to have a star wars modeled after cod4.


    The game is actually not that bad. And I hate EA. I have some games I bought before Origin and got Crysis 3 for free with a GPU but this game is not bad.

    The only thing I think that sucks is that they removed the space battles which were fun from the previous versions.

    I will say the graphics are very well done though and the performance is great.
  • xaephod
    I played the beta, I was unimpressed. The rocks look good, the game play was twitchy and it felt very small. I prefer Planetside 2.