I normally wouldn’t bother writing about an Alpha test that people can’t get into, but there seems to be quite a bit of misinformation about this Star Wars: Battlefront one.

There is a Star Wars: Battlefront closed Alpha set to take place on 2 July on PC. That much is correct. However, invitations are only going out to a select few (it’s not, as other sites are suggesting, open to random people signing up.)

If you attempt to sign up with the link above, and haven’t received a specific invitation, it’ll just say “Sorry but you don’t have access.”

“The Star Wars: Battlefront Closed Alpha is a technical test and is available for a small number of users. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow our social channels to find out how you might be able to play Star Wars: Battlefront before its November 17th release in North America,” it continues.

The number of people eligible to sign up may widen at some point, but for now it’s not possible unless you’ve received a direct email inviting you (and your Origin account) to take part.

The idea of an ‘alpha’ for a game that’ll be released in five months is also quite funny, but anyway …

Some recommended specs for the game have been included with the invitation emails, these are as follows (almost certainly not final for the game’s November release.)

  • CPU – Quad Core CPU e.g. Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
  • RAM – 6 GB
  • OS – Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit OS required)
  • Video Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 2 GB of Video Memory

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