Star Wars Battlefront 2 screenshot of a tank and stormtroopers

After many months of rumors and leaks EA officially announced Battlefront 2 during this year's E3. Rather than just stick to pre-rendered cutscenes the Battlefront 2 reveal was immediately followed by a whole bunch of gameplay footage, as well as the announcement of an upcoming multiplayer beta.

If this is something you're interested in you'll be glad to hear that the open multiplayer beta will be coming in October for both PC and consoles. The public beta will open its doors on October 6th, while those that pre-order Battlefront 2 will be able to test their mettle a couple of days early, on October 4th.

The Open Beta will contain the very same map you might've seen during the E3 reveal, the one set near the royal palace on Naboo. Personally I consider the map to be fairly bad as it always seemed to devolve into the same sort of nonsense as Metro, but for a couple of days I suppose it'll do just fine. And speaking of days, the Open Beta will last until October 9th, though no exact time has been given just yet.

For those of you that have absolutely no idea what Battlefront 2 looks or play like, allow me to send you off with the official gameplay trailer. Its a bit overly scripted, but it should give you a good idea of what exactly you're getting into. Enjoy!