It's finally coming. The Star Wars: Battlefront Beta release date has officially been announced. Starting on October 8th, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners will be able to play the upcoming beta. This will just be a small taste of the epic war between the Rebels and Imperials.

The beta will include three game modes that span across three different planets. The first mode beta participants can play will be Walker Assault on the planet Hoth. This will be a 40 player mode, with a maximum of 20 players on each team. Rebel fighters will fight to destroy the Empire's onslaught of AT-AT walkers by calling in Y-wing bombers. If you want to join the dark side, you can play on the side of the Empire with your objective being to protect your walkers while destroying the Rebels.

The next mode gamers will be able to play will be Drop Zone on the planet Sullust. In this 8 v.s. 8 gamemode, players will fight to take control of escape pods that are crashing towards the planet surface. Your combat and strategy skills will need to be at their peak for you to decimate the competition in this gamemode.

For those of you who would like to play solo, or with a friend, Survival Mission on the planet Tatooine is just for you. Whether you play co-op or split screen, you and a friend can take on waves of Imperial forces which include AT-ST's. TIE fighters, elite stormtroppers and more.

Adding toward the beta gaming experience, players will get to try out the Star Wars: Battlefront Companion experience. This will only be available during the beta at www.StarWarsBattlefront.com. It will feature strategy based card game Base command; in addition to that, players will be able to earn in-game credits that will allow them to unlock items such as Star Cards, new weapons, and more. Be sure to check out the Companion experience to take a look at your in-game stats, progression, customize your loadouts, appearance, connect with your friends, and more.

The Star Wars: Battlefront beta will run from October 8th to October 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the download will be around 7GB. On Origin for PC, the download will be close to 11GB. You can pre-load the Beta on Origin for PC beginning at 1am PT/10am CET on Wednesday, October 7th. Check https://www.origin.com/store/free-games/demos-betas on October 7th at 1am PT to start your pre-load.