Experience the galaxy on the go with the Star Wars: Battlefront Companion. You'll be able to download it on the Apple App Store, or on Google Play before Star Wars: Battlefront releases on November 17th. You’ll also be able to try out the Companion at StarWarsBattlefront.com during the Battlefront beta. EA and DICE were aiming to create a "meaningful companion experience," when you're not playing the main game. The end goal is to create something that'll keep you connected to the Battlefront universe, wherever you are.
One of the main features of the Battlefront Companion, is a tactical, card based game called Base Command. In this game, you'll be fighting against an AI opponent in turn-based "Sieges." Your goal will be to protect a Rebel base against Imperial starships, troopers, and other opponents that will move closer during each turn. Your arsenal to defend against the waves of enemies will be a customizable deck of Star Cards. These will contain iconic vehicles from the Star Wars movies, along with weapons, power-ups, and more. With powerful assests such as Luke Skywalker, X-wings, Rebel soldiers, and extra weaponry, you'll be able to show the Imperial forces your tactical might.
Surviving the Sieges will earn you credits in Star Wars: Battlefront. With these, you'll be able to unlock extra Star Cards, weapons, and more in the main game. Any Star Cards you earn in Star Wars: Battlefront will be available for you to use in the Companion app. There won't be any micro-transactions in Base Command, as the only currency to spend are the Galactic credits you earn. Star Cards are also permanent in Base Command. Once you earn them you will never lose them no matter what happens. When the Star Wars: Battlefront Open Beta launches on October 8th, you can use the in-game credits you earn from trying out the companion on StarWarsBattlefront.com, allowing you to get up to three Star Cards or Blasters for use in Star Wars: Battlefront.
In the Companion, you'll also be able to quickly overview your card collection, customize your loadout, and connect with your friends. In addition to that, you can look at your friends' stats, their Star Cards, Base Command decks, and how far they've progressed in the main game. If you can't find your friend online in Star Wars: Battlefront, you'll be able to send them a notification to join you via the Companion.
The Star Wars: Battlefront beta launches on October 8th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with the game officially hitting shelves on November 17th.