Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Problems & Fixes

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta is now open to those who pre-ordered the game. The beta is packed with features, but it’s also causing problems for some Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC owners.

This is a pre-release version of the game so problems are expected. That said, some issues are preventing gamers from downloading the early version of the game.

We’re hearing about various technical issues and performance problems and we’re also hearing about Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta code problems. Fortunately, there’s a workaround that might work for some of those locked out from the beta.

With all of that in mind we want to show you how to fix the most common Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta problems. This guide will cover missing codes, issues installing the beta client, connection issues, performance problems, and more.

If you do see an issue with the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta make sure you report it to EA and DICE so engineers can implement fixes and tweaks into the final version of the game.

How to Fix Slow Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Downloads

In order to play the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta you’ll need to download the client. If you’re having issues download the client on the PC, PS4, or Xbox One, here are a few things to try:

PC

  1. First, redeem your pre-order code in Origin. (If you pre-ordered the game via Origin, you don’t need a code.)
  2. Open the Origin client.
  3. Go to My Game Library.
  4. Find the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta tile and click on it.
  5. Select Download.

PlayStation 4

  1. Redeem your Battlefront 2 beta pre-order code.
  2. Go to the PlayStation Store.
  3. Find/Search for Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta.
  4. Locate the Beta client in the results and select Purchase. It’s free, you won’t be charged.
  5. Select Download.

Xbox One

  1. Redeem your Battlefront 2 beta pre-order code.
  2. Fire up your Xbox One and go to My Games and Apps.
  3. Select Ready to Install.
  4. Choose the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta from the list and click Install.

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta client is a huge download and we’ve been hearing about slow download issues. Mileage will vary, but some users are saying the download is taking abnormally long. There’s no surefire way to fix slow downloads, but here are a few things to try.

You can try to fix slow beta downloads by finding your download and pausing it. Wait for 15 seconds or so and then select resume. This could jumpstart the download.

You might also try connecting your console to your router with an ethernet cord. You’ll also want to pause downloads and streaming so that other devices aren’t hogging your bandwidth.

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Code Problems

If you pre-ordered the game through a third-party you need a code in order to download the Battlefront 2 beta. Unfortunately, these codes aren’t working for some people. If your code is busted and appears invalid, here are a few fixes to try:

If you’re having issues on the Xbox One, make sure your Xbox is set as your home console and is connected to the internet. Once you handle that, log into account.xbox.com.

Once you’ve done that take the following text string and enter it into your browser. Replace the XXXXX sections with your Battlefront 2 beta code: account.xbox.com/en-US/PaymentAndBilling/RedeemCode?doRedeem=0&token=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX&ref=AccountMicrosoftCom

If you own a PS4 or PC and you’re getting an invalid code error or if you pre-ordered and haven’t received a beta code you’ll need to contact EA. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Set your country to United States using the pull-down menu at the top right of the screen on EA’s site.
  2. Click Contact us.
  3. Pick A Game when EA support asks what you need help with.
  4. Use search and choose Star Wars Battlefront 2 as your product
  5. Select the correct platform.
  6. Choose Codes and Promotions as your topic and Invalid Code as your issue.
    • If you’re playing on PlayStation 4, make sure you choose the correct region from the list.
  7. Fill in your details on the form and then click Email us.

What to Do If Battlefront 2 Beta Won’t Launch

If the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta won’t launch on your PC you’ll want to uninstall Origin (you’ll keep your games, don’t worry) and reinstall it. You can download the latest version of Origin from Origin.com.

If the beta won’t launch on the Xbox One or PS4, restart your console. In fact, you might try hard resetting it. Here’s how to do that on the Xbox One. On the PS4 you’ll want to hold down the power button until it boots into Safe Mode.

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Crashes & Freezes

Some players are running into crashes and freezes while playing the Battlefront 2 beta.

First, if you’re playing on PC, make sure your rig meets the minimum requirements. If you meet the requirements, but you’re below the recommended specs you’ll need to adjust the game’s settings to improve performance.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 55GB

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 6700 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 55GB

If you meet the proper requirements or you’re experiencing these issues on the Xbox One or PS4, try restarting the beta. You might also want to restart your PC or console. You should also make sure your Xbox One/PS4/PC software is up to date.

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Connection Problems

If you’re unable to connect to a Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta server check to make sure everything is up and running over at EA, Sony, and Microsoft.

You can check EA’s Help account on Twitter for information and you might also check Down Detector to see if others are seeing similar issues. You can check the PlayStation Network status right here and the Xbox Live server status right here.

If you suddenly disconnected from a server and you’re running the game on you PC, make sure that you’re still signed into Origin.

If you’re signed into Origin and/or you’re positive all of the proper servers are up and running it’s time to check your own connection. To do that, make sure you are signed into PSN or Xbox Live then follow these steps:

If the game still doesn’t work you might need to get in touch with your internet provider or with the company that makes your router.

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Lag

Lag is an extremely common problem in popular multiplayer games and some Battlefront 2 beta players are experiencing severe lag when trying to play the game. Fixing lag can be tricky, but here are some things to try if you start noticing an abnormal amount of lag coming from the game.

If you’re using an Xbox One, a PS4 or if you’re on a PC logged into Origin, you’ll want to take a look at EA’s exhaustive guide to repairing connection issues. You’ll likely need to employ some trial and error to see what works for you. A few basic fixes include:

  • Restarting your router.
  • Using a wired connection instead of a wireless connection.
  • If you have to use wireless, move your console closer to the router.

You can also try opening or forwarding ports. This is a little more demanding, but it’s a known fix for lag and connection issues. If you’ve got time, this guide that will take you through the basics on how to open TCP and UDP ports.

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