Star Wars Battlefront beta release time and pre-load

We are closing in on the Star Wars Battlefront beta start time on console and PC. We can confirm that there will even be a Star Wars Battlefront pre-load on PC, but EA has stated that the actual Star Wars Battlefront release time on PS4 and Xbox One will vary.

It looks like we are going to be in for an anxious wait and it is going to depend entirely on the discretion of Microsoft and Sony.

Store updates will happen on Tuesday as normal, but remember the beta will be available on Thursday so this is going to be a unique content release on both respective stores.

One user asked for a specific time, but was told by EA that times will vary depending on platform and more importantly – region.


That means that they don’t know themselves and it is most likely up to Sony and Microsoft for when the content will appear on the store for download.

Our advice is to check the web stores first before you check your consoles. Content always appears first before they update on console so that will be the way to install the massive 7GB file before others and get a head start.

As for the Star Wars Battlefront PC pre-load, we can confirm that this will be available this Wednesday at 1am Pacific, 4am Eastern Time and 9am UK time via Origin.

If we happen to get an exact time from EA before Thursday, we will update this for you with the latest information.

Are you excited about the imminent release of the beta? Remember that it’s open to everyone – no key needed!

Update: The beta is going to start at 8am Pacific Time, as confirmed by Community Manager Mathew Everett. Spread the word and prepare yourselves!

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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