EA says that Battlefront was its biggest beta ever.
It's no question that Star Wars: Battlefront is one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2015, so when EA announced an open beta, we expected quite a large turnout. EA has now released some stats, revealing that over 9 million unique players logged on to the beta, making it the biggest beta in EA history.
To be exact, 9.5 million players logged around 1.6 billion minutes of collective play time. Vader and Luke spawned around 6 million times each, which means that (in theory) every player should have had a chance to try one of them out at least once. Only 6 million players made it to rank 5, unlocking the jetpack - which in many player's opinion wildly changes the way the game plays, and is easily one of the strongest unlocks.
Indeed, the top three unlock cards used were the jetpack, the cycler rifle, and the thermal detonator. Interestingly, victory stats were not posted. I don't know about you guys, but I feel like The Empire won a lot more matches on Walker Assault than The Rebels...
What were your thoughts on the beta? I was really glad that they managed to nail the feel and sound of Star Wars, but disappointed that a lot of the team-based features of Battlefield, such as squads, multi-seat vehicles, and distinct combat roles, had been cut.
Soruce: EA Games