Star Wars Battlefront: everything you need to dominate the beta this weekend

By Staff, Friday, 9 October 2015 15:33 GMT

Playing the Star Wars Battlefront beta this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know to rank up, win, and become a true Jedi master.


The Star Wars Battlefront beta is well underway, giving everyone a healthy dose of the game by including three playable modes, from single-player survival to epic 40-player battles. We’ve enjoyed it so far, and although it has its shaky moments, there’s plenty to be encouraged about for the game’s full release come November.

We’ve rounded up all our coverage of the beta so far for you right here, so you can get to know every part of it, from picking the right Star Cards and blaster choice, to tips on multiplayer combat, ranking up and becoming nothing less than a Jedi on the battlefield.

Don’t give up on the beta before you’ve begun


Everyone wants to jump into the epic land battle: Walker Assault on Hoth. BUT you’re going to need to be of a high enough rank first, otherwise you’ll get your ass handed to you. So says Brenna – heed these words.

Now you’re in, here’s a whole bunch of tips on how to play


Sure, you can run around blasting anything in a white suit and that will get you so far. But slow down, read these tips, and you’ll be ranking up quicker, staying alive longer, and getting more headshots than ever.

Luke vs Vader: how to become a hero

You’ve heard the iconic theme music and seen Vader or Luke roaming the battlefield, dominating enemies with the lightsaber. But how do you become a Jedi and wear those black robes for yourself?

How do Star Cards work?

Before you jump into battle it’s worth considering how the Star Cards system works. Essentially acting as your load out and specials, Star Cards are the power-ups that give you the advantage on the battlefield. Choose wisely and you’ll have the upper hand.

Which blaster is best?

There are four blasters in the Star Wars Battlefront beta, each with distinct strengths and weaknesses. In this video we give you an overview of each of the four main guns.

Third-person vs first-person. Which works best?

Star Wars Battlefront lets you switch views on the fly. It’s first-person by default, but the third-person perspective will instantly give you a wider field of view. So which is better? We asked Westie in the video above for his thoughts.

Bonus: here’s what a Luke Skywalker killstreak looks like

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