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Star Wars Battlefront beta is upon us, here’s what you need to know

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In just a few days, EA will be giving us a small taste of the upcoming sci-fi shooter Star Wars Battlefront by launching a beta testing phase that anyone can join. The beta will be available on all platforms and will feature three different modes that should give us a pretty good idea about to expect when the final version comes out next month. In order to help you prepare for the testing phase, we went ahead and rounded up some useful information just so you can have it all in one place. With that in mind, down below you will find everything you need to know about the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront beta.

The testing phase is scheduled to kick off this Thursday, October 8 and will run for a total of five days until next Monday, October 12. Unfortunately, pre-loading is only available on the PC version starting this Wednesday, however, you will need to have Origin installed so go ahead and create a free account right here if you don’t already have one. Meanwhile, PS4 and Xbox One users will be able to access the Star Wars Battlefront beta only starting with October 8 via the PSN Store and Xbox Live Marketplace, respectively. That’s a bit of a bummer but at least console players will be able to download the necessary files a bit faster because the beta on Xbox One and PS4 only weighs in at 7 GB, while on PC it sits at about 11 GB. The good news for everyone is that this will be an open beta so you don’t have to pre-order Star Wars Battlefront or anything like that.

As for the aforementioned modes, there will be three of them and each sounds more interesting than the other. On one hand, you have Walker Assault on Hoth where you get to side with either the Rebels or the Empire and engage in massive 40-player battles. Then, we have a Drop Zone on Sullust where you must control escape pods together with seven other players in 8v8 battles. Lastly, those who sign up for the Star Wars Battlefront beta will get to experience a Survival Mission on Tatooine that can be played either alone or in co-op mode with a friend via split-screen. Despite the fact that you can play the survival mission alone, EA announced that you will still need to be online to do so. Some might find this strange, but it totally makes sense when we consider that the company needs to gather as much info as possible from the beta in order to improve the final version.

It’s important to note that there will be a level cap in the Star Wars Battlefront beta and there’s even more bad news. Not only will you be capped at level 5, but your progress will not be carried to the final version either. That said, the beta does sound like fun so you should probably give it a shot anyway. To make the testing phase even more interesting, EA is launching a companion app called Base Command that can be played exclusively on Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers. The app is not yet available, but keep an eye on the official website as you will be able to find it as soon as the beta kicks in.

Star Wars Battlefront is scheduled to launch on November 17 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The price will be standard 60 bucks across all platforms, however, if you’re looking for a good PC deal you may want to check over with our friends over at CDKeys as you can pre-order it from them for only $45.40.

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Helldivers 2 Players Face Overwhelming Hordes of Factory Striders

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In the ongoing conflict against the Automaton invasion fleet, the Helldivers 2 players have successfully halted their advance. However, the situation has now reached a tiresome stalemate. Yet again, the machines refuse to take a break from their relentless pursuit of progress, with reports emerging of the Factory Striders being deployed in record-breaking quantities.

There have been reports of alleged machines that were supposedly encountered during Operation Swift Disassembly, which was just the beginning of a larger campaign. However, these accounts should be taken with a grain of salt, as they are unverified and seem to be more on the imaginative side. Factory Striders have gained a reputation as formidable weapons platforms that can produce more Automatons while enduring significant damage. If the machines are able to withstand such a relentless assault, it will be necessary to develop innovative strategies.

Have you come across groups of Factory Striders in Helldivers 2? Which strategies are proving to be the most effective in taking down these armored brutes? The Orbital Railcannon Strike will prove to be a valuable asset in the comments section below.

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Todd Howard affirms that the timeline of the Fallout series is coherent and well-constructed

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The recent release of Amazon’s adaptation of Fallout has ignited a renewed interest in the series and brought attention to the captivating alternate history that forms its foundation. Fans have expressed concern that the TV show’s events might be at odds with the plot of the Obsidian Entertainment video game New Vegas. Warning: Spoilers ahead for New Vegas and Amazon’s show!

Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard and Fallout TV executive producer Jonathan Nolan recently sat down with IGN to discuss the timeline. Howard was taken aback when showrunners Graham Wagner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet presented him with the surprising concept of obliterating Shady Sands, the bustling capital of the New California Republic, in the aftermath of the events in New Vegas. Howard eventually warmed up to the idea: “After discussing it, we realized that this could be a significant story moment that many things hinge upon.”

It seems that they had to make some tough decisions to ensure everything fell into place, but Howard emphasizes the importance of preserving the integrity of the Fallout timeline: “We take great care with the timeline. There seems to be some confusion in certain areas. However, all the events from the previous games, including New Vegas, did occur. We take great caution in that matter. We’re really pushing the limits here, but the explosions occur right after the events of New Vegas.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it up to par? Even though it may not have a significant impact on the overall quality of the games or show, it is comforting to know that those in charge are paying attention. We value your feedback and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Evaluating Fallout 76’s Value in 2024

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If you’ve been keeping up with the new Fallout show on Amazon Prime, chances are you’ve been relying on PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium to access and enjoy one of Bethesda’s legendary RPGs. We decided to bypass the highly acclaimed Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3, opting instead to explore the vast landscapes of West Virginia in Fallout 76. Infamous for its initial reception, Todd Howard’s “Fallout with Friends” has evolved significantly over the past six years. However, does that imply the game is of high quality? Is it worth playing in 2024?

As we ventured out of Vault 76 for the very first time, we were determined to find the answers to those burning questions. Recalling our escapades on the Push Square YouTube channel, we encountered quest-giving NPCs—a feature that was surprisingly absent upon release—awe-inspiring bases built by fellow players—and an abundance of loot that could easily burden us 76 times over.

In the midst of the vast array of open-world online experiences, we found ourselves quite enthralled by the combination of 50s classics playing in the background as we obliterated the heads of ghouls. And to top it off, we were able to enjoy all of this with our friends. Exploring the wasteland in the company of a ragtag band of survivors adds a unique element to Fallout 76, setting it apart from other games in the series. However, does it manage to prevent us from uninstalling and transitioning to one of the mainline entries in the series? To discover more, be sure to watch the complete video!

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