The Multiplayer Beta Is Fun But Suffers From Frame Drops

about X hours ago from
The Multiplayer Beta Is Fun But Suffers From Frame Drops

Going into the Star Wars Battlefront II beta having not researched the game much, what immediately strikes me when first spawning into the forest of Takodana Fortress as a First Order Stormtrooper is the atmosphere. I immediately recognize the large lake and dilapidated architecture from The Force Awakens, and when I start hearing blasters I feel like I am in the Star Wars universe. This is the same feeling Battlefront gave me last time around, so if the atmosphere didn't do it for you then, this game probably won't do much to change that.

Quickly learning the abilities of the Assault class I picked for this eight-on-eight objective mode called Strike (the beta also includes Galactic Assault, Starfighter Assault, and Arcade modes), I shoot a scan dart at the entrance of Maz’s Castle, the building my team needs to retrieve a package from. The dart pulsates for a short time, showing all enemies within a small radius around it. I use this information to try and time a perfect grenade through the building's sliding door into a slew of enemies, and...the door happens to slam shut; the grenade bounces back and blows me up. My first match isn't the time to be making perfect plays, but within seconds I’m reselecting the assault class (I like the blaster’s short and medium range versatility) and spawn with a number of teammates.

The Multiplayer Beta Is Fun But Suffers From Frame Drops

about X hours ago from
The Multiplayer Beta Is Fun But Suffers From Frame Drops

Going into the Star Wars Battlefront II beta having not researched the game much, what immediately strikes me when first spawning into the forest of Takodana Fortress as a First Order Stormtrooper is the atmosphere. I immediately recognize the large lake and dilapidated architecture from The Force Awakens, and when I start hearing blasters I feel like I am in the Star Wars universe. This is the same feeling Battlefront gave me last time around, so if the atmosphere didn't do it for you then, this game probably won't do much to change that.

Quickly learning the abilities of the Assault class I picked for this eight-on-eight objective mode called Strike (the beta also includes Galactic Assault, Starfighter Assault, and Arcade modes), I shoot a scan dart at the entrance of Maz’s Castle, the building my team needs to retrieve a package from. The dart pulsates for a short time, showing all enemies within a small radius around it. I use this information to try and time a perfect grenade through the building's sliding door into a slew of enemies, and...the door happens to slam shut; the grenade bounces back and blows me up. My first match isn't the time to be making perfect plays, but within seconds I’m reselecting the assault class (I like the blaster’s short and medium range versatility) and spawn with a number of teammates.

Here's The Full Soundtrack In Spotify Playlist Form

about X hours ago from
Here's The Full Soundtrack In Spotify Playlist Form

The Need for Speed series is known for its quality licensed soundtracks, and today, EA is letting players get a full listen to the soundtrack for the next entry.

The soundtrack includes music from artists like the Gorillaz, Queens of the Stone Age, Run the Jewels, and a whole lot of other musicians that I must admit I have never heard of because apparently I am old man and this is how I found out.

For more on Need for Speed Payback, which is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10, head here.

Here's The Full Soundtrack In Spotify Playlist Form

about X hours ago from
Here's The Full Soundtrack In Spotify Playlist Form

The Need for Speed series is known for its quality licensed soundtracks, and today, EA is letting players get a full listen to the soundtrack for the next entry.

The soundtrack includes music from artists like the Gorillaz, Queens of the Stone Age, Run the Jewels, and a whole lot of other musicians that I must admit I have never heard of because apparently I am old man and this is how I found out.

For more on Need for Speed Payback, which is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10, head here.