The beta for Star Wars Battlefront 2 has already started for those who have preordered the game. Many are enjoying the new maps, heroes and game modes as we speak, but some are stuck in limbo, dragged down by varoius technical issues and features not working as intended. Some of these Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta errors & problems can be solved with simple tweaks and workarounds. Others are more complicated, and will have to be fixed with a patch.
Cannot download/redeem SW Battlefront 2 beta
This is by far the most widespread issue. We’ve written how to download Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta separately, so go take a look if that’s the one that’s bothering you. In short – it’s a problem on EA’s side, they’re investigating, but there’s some stuff you could try.
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Can’t party up, invite or join friends in SW Battlefront 2 beta
There are already reports of people being unable to form a party with their friends. Many have specifically bought the game in order to play it with people they know and like (or at least tolerate somehwat), so it’s understandable that they’d be annoyed by this. There is a workaround that will help you play with friends.
If you’re on PS4, you can easily get around this issue, by using the console’s built-in party system. Just create a party using PS’s interface and invite your friends to join the session. When you start the game, party host should select “Play Together” on the right side menu options and follow the prompts. Make sure your friends are not appearing offline.
On PC take a look at the top right corner, there should be your Origin profile picture and a sign +0 next to it. Click on it and that menu is how you invite friends to your party.
Can’t start SW Battlefront 2 beta on PC
Some people can’t even start the game on PC. It seems to happen to both high end and mid range machines, so it’s not a hardware issue. If this happens to you, you could try starting Origin as an admin.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta crashing on PC
Most of the crash reports seem to be tied to turning on the DirectX 12 rendered in the game’s settings. Since you can’t turn it off the regular way (on account of all the crashes), you’ll need to edit an .ini file. Go to C:\Users\your-username\Documents\STAR WARS Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta\settings\. Backup the files before changing anything. Open the boot options or profile options file, and look for a line that says “GstRender.EnableDx12 1” (without the quote marks). Change the value from one to zero and save the file. You should now be able to run the game without a hitch.