How to Play Star Wars Battlefront 2 Early

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date is November 14th if you order the Deluxe Edition and November 17th for everyone else. However, there is a way to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 earlier than that.

With EA Access or Origin Access you can play Star Wars Battlefront 2 starting this week. Subscribing to EA or Origin Access will unlock the Play First Trial giving you early access to the game’s various multiplayer modes, characters, weapons, vehicles, and the highly anticipated single player mode.

If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 before most people, you’ll need to shell out some additional money. EA Access and Origin Access aren’t free.

The services cost $4.99 a month or $30 a year and they include access to a library of EA games including DICE’s Battlefield 1 and FIFA.

In addition to playing games ahead of their street dates, you also gain access to the EA Access Vault and 10% off your digital purchases.

Unfortunately, there’s no EA Access for PlayStation 4. If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 early you need to buy the game for Xbox One (or Xbox One X) or Windows PC.

Early Star Wars Battlefront 2 Release Date and Time

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date lands November 9th for EA Access and Origin Access subscribers. We expect the game to go live sometime after midnight on November 9th.

EA recently confirmed timing for the game’s global launch on November 17th and we could see the Play First Trial mirror the timing.

How to Download the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trial

If you want to start playing on November 9th you need to signup for EA Access or Origin Access. Once you’re all signed up, you will need to download the EA Access app to your Xbox One.

Once you’re in the app you’ll notice a trials section. This the most efficient way to find, and download, the Star Wars Battlefront 2 trial.

You can also search the Xbox Store directly from your console. If you’ve got EA Access, you should see an option to download the trial from the Star Wars Battlefront 2 store page on the Xbox One.

The Battlefront 2 beta was an enormous download and we expect the trial to be a substantial download as well. The game requires 60GB of hard drive space.

No Early Battlefront 2 Pre-Load

We’ve never seen EA supply subscribers with an EA Access trial pre-load so we don’t expect one to emerge for Battlefront 2.

If you aren’t going to be home on November 9th you’ll want to make sure your console is set up to download the trial automatically. This way, you’ll be able to play the game as soon as you get home.

One perk is that you can use this as the pre-load for the full game, even if you bought a disc based version of Star Wars Battlefront 2.

What’s Included

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 Play First Trial is limited to 10 hours. Once your 10 hours are up, you won’t be able to play the game until your official release date.

EA says the Trial will include both single player and multiplayer modes which means you’ll get a head start on everyone else.

If you do decide to try the Play First Trial, know that your progress in the trial automatically carries over to the full game if you buy the full version.

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Buy for Star Wars Battlefront 2 Deals

Buy for Star Wars Battlefront 2 Deals

You don't need to wait for Star Wars Battlefront 2 deals.

It used to be that you'd have to wait several weeks, sometimes several months, to save on the price of a game.T That's not the case anymore. You can already save on Star Wars Battlefront 2 right now.

The best Star Wars Battlefront 2 deals require you to be part of a paid membership program like Amazon Prime or Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked. Amazon and Best Buy knock 20% off the price for Prime and GCU members. 

If you buy three or more games every two years, Best Buy's program is worthy of consideration. You'll always get 20% off games.

The Amazon Prime 20% off deal stops two weeks after the game's release (November 17), which is definitely a reason to buy the game in the near future. 

We aren't expecting any huge Battlefront 2 Black Friday deals so these, and deals from retailers like Costco,  are going to be your best bet right now. 

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