Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta: Is Your System Ready? Find Out

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Star Wars Battlefront, the year's most anticipated multiplayer game, is speeding towards its November 17th release. Before it touches down, however, gamers everywhere are being treated to an open beta that begins tomorrow and concludes on the 12th.

In the beta you'll be able to battle with 40 players in Walker Assault across the icy plains of Hoth, play smaller 8v8 multiplayer matches via Drop Zone on the planet Sullust, and buddy up with a friend or go solo in Survival on Tatooine, home of Luke Skywalker.

Star Wars Battlefront utilizes DICE’s Frostbite engine, which has powered recent Battlefields and countless other games. As in those titles, the engine's many graphics settings enable users with older systems to enjoy the action, and gamers with the latest systems to crank up the detail.

For the beta, Electronic Arts and DICE recommend the following system configurations for minimum quality and high quality gameplay:

Electronic Arts' Minimum System Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Core i3-6300T
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
  • DirectX: Version 11

Electronic Arts' Recommended System Specifications

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Core i5-6600
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970

Based on our own testing, Electronic Arts' recommendation of a GeForce GTX 970 will give gamers 60 frames per second and above at 1920x1080, with High detail settings, in the Walker Assault's 40-player battles. Ultra detail levels will require more powerful GPUs, such as the GeForce GTX 980 and 980 Ti, as will higher resolutions.

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