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Star Wars: Battlefront Begins PC Closed Alpha Next Week

Star Wars: Battlefront is going to enter a closed alpha on the PC next week, reports GearNuke.

Already, invites for the private event are being sent out to random EA and Origin users. In order to verify whether you are eligible to take part in the closed alpha, simply sign up through the official Star Wars: Battlefront site between now and Tuesday, June 30.

If you have been looked over, you’ll instantly receive a message of not being selected. Tough luck.

Available for Origin on PC only, the purpose of the Star Wars Battlefront Closed Alpha is to perform a number of technical tests that will help the team at DICE as they continue the development of the game.

On July 1, those lucky enough to get inside will be able to pre-load the game, which will finally unlock on July 2, at 2:00 AM UK time.

EA has already cautioned that the performance of the alpha version “may be inconsistent, with possible issues such as server lag and downtime.” The publisher has also confirmed that any progress attained through these tests will not be transferred into the final game.

The following are the system specifications for the closed alpha testing (subject to change by the time the game releases):

  • CPU: Quad Core CPU e.g. Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit operating system required)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 2 GB of Video Memory

Star Wars: Battlefront is scheduled for a release on November 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.