I was pumped when I heard the news EA/DICE were running a Star Wars Battlefront Alpha. That excitement turned to disappointment once I looked at my email. No code for me.
Lucky for us, some Alpha players have already uploaded footage.
Man, this looks so epic. DICE nailed the Star Wars sound. I’m also digging the screen wipe effect on respawn.
All Games Beta also has several gameplay videos. Check’em out below.
Watch these videos as soon as you can. EA’s probably not going to let these stay up too long.
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Some Alpha testers have already dived into the game’s files and revealed weapons and vehicles. Check out the list below. (via NeoGAF)
Here is a list of weapons in the closed alpha that I was able to get out so far via the weapons.sb file
EE3(most likely for Boba Fett Only)
Vehicles so far but i guess we already know
Tie-Bomber(found a link to this in one of the files but don’t think it’s in the Closed Alpha)
Nebulon B Frigate
ISD (Imperial Star Destroyer)
Mon Calamari Capital Ship
Home One (Admiral Ackbar’s Ship)
Tie Interceptor (found a link to this in one of the files but don’t think it’s in the Closed Alpha)
74-Z Speeder Bike (found a link to this in one of the files but don’t think it’s in the Closed Alpha)
Seeing Home One on the list makes me wish we were getting space battles with Battlefront.
The iconic Death Star will not be featured as a Star Wars Battlefront map. Star Wars Battlefront Community Manager disappointed fans on Reddit a few days ago.
“We will not offer a Death Star based map. But stay tuned for details around the maps we will offer.”
The remarks came in response to a question about the Death Star and whether an infantry focused map would take place on the space station.
I guess DICE is focusing on maps that utilize Battlefront’s entire tool set. And since there are no space battles, a Death Star map is out of the question. Then again, it’s always something EA/DICE could address in the inevitable Battlefront Premium.
The Star Wars nerd in me will play Battlefront no matter what. Just please don’t have crippling server issues, EA. Please.
Star Wars Battlefront will hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 17, 2015.
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