to any digital purchasers on any platform that is having issues with no key or pc users not having beta show up in origin library automatically:
Follow these steps:
Go to EA Help (help.ea.com).
Select Help with a Game.
Scroll down and select Contact Us.
Choose your platform.
Select Codes and promotions.
Select Invalid code or Lost code.
It may ask for an error code - put none
Put in an email with details of what happened.
Literally if you are indeed eligible for a code the automated system will email you within seconds with an acutal beat key to redeem on origin/ps/xbox store.
I went to bed super early last night and set an alarm to wake up at 4AM and start the download since there was no pre-load. I had another alarm set to 5AM, so I got up, clicked "Download" and slept for another hour even though the download said it would be done in ~12 minutes (it was very tempting to just wait it out and play even more). I got to play for 2 hours before I had to stop and get ready for work and it was such a blast. Starfighter Assault is SO much better than Fighter Squadron (my most played mode) and the new controls feel better than the Alpha, it felt like it was harder to hit the enemy ships back then. I thought it might have to do with having a smaller play space on Naboo but the match I played on Theed this morning also felt better for the starfighters.
Being able to roll any which way I want makes it so much easier to throw off enemy pursuers and get the drop on them, I had so many great dogfights this morning and I feel like the ship balance is pretty decent. The TIE Interceptor needs to be looked at though, it overheats way too quickly (although its damage makes up for it), I'd prefer if they reduced its damage a bit and let you fire longer (the A-Wing for instance, feels perfect in this regard). The TIE Bomber is surprisingly fun and that missile barrage is immensely satisfying to unload on players that don't seem to pay attention. The missiles it fires seem easy enough to avoid though so when you come across a player that's actually aware it doesn't feel overpowered. The objectives are fun and seem well balanced, I played several games and only one of them was an outright slaughter, my team (Imps) completely decimated the Rebel team during the attack on the generators. During this match I pretty much just guarded the entrances to that corridor and prioritized Y-Wings.
Only played one full match on Theed. I joined near the end on the CIS team and then played a full game as the Republic. I was having a good time flanking enemy squads and just doing well overall, saved up my points and got Rey right when the map shifted to the Palace and I ran into a group of droids. I had a decent number of players behind me and figured we'd rush them and clean house. Then Maul showed up and all the clones ditched me. I got DECIMATED. They then captured that room and moved on to the next one, I was pretty salty at my team. We held the Throne Room right until the end and then the droids came in and held the longest overtime I have ever experienced in a game, I haven't even had an overtime fight that intense in all my hours of Overwatch. They really need to re-balance it so that if you clear the objective of enemies the overtime meter drains faster and faster as time passes. Maybe it already works this way, but it needs improvement. It was far too easy for them to extend the game for an absurd amount of time.
I tested out the Battlefield 1 demo on my pc last weekend to see what I could expect. Was maxing out my 144 refresh rate at 1440p, then realized the game defaulted to medium. Figured Id take a bigger hit when bumping it up to ultra. NOPE. That engine sure is great.
Game looks good but somehow I feel like I've been spoiled by Battlefield 1 and to be perfectly honest, the first Battlefront (DICE). One thing I've noticed is the tech on leaves blowing around, never seen anything quite like it.
Space battles are absolutely gorgeous.
Enjoyed what I played but I'm really not sure this is something I HAVE to play when it comes out. Just like with the first one I played the beta and was like "yep that'll do me". The SP campaign has been kept under wraps so much that it's not really a draw for me either.
Which is rather odd. It looks soft and blurry on Xbox because of the resolution which is undoubtedly 720p but there should be no reason for that on Pro. Some parts of that Naboo map don't even look that blurry here, like inside that building.
Just played one round and I'm not feeling it so far. I had high hopes but I the infantry stuff feels very weightless. I guess the original was like that too but having a map that pits enemies across giant open spaces leaves a lot of fighting tiny far away dots.
Will put more time into it and hopefully the space combat / vehicles are fun.
Started downloading the beta on Xbox, looking forward to putting some time into the game. Battlefront was probably my most played multiplayer game this year. I picked it up late last year with all the DLC and had a really great time. It wasn't perfect but I always managed to have fun and never take it seriously.