It was already known for a while that there would be a beta of the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ in early October, but now we also know the exact date: It will begin on October 8 (Thursday) and already ends four days later, on October 12 (Monday). A preload will be available one day before the beta starts.
Everyone will be able to participate in the beta, without the need of having an extra account or something. It will be accessable via Origin, PSN and Xbox Live. Players will be able to try three different game modes (and planets), and the level cap will be five, although items can still be unlocked even after reaching that cap.
Source: Star Wars Battlefront