Technically, players don't have to wait too much longer for the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta to go live publicly. On Friday October 6th, all players—pre-ordered or not—will have a chance to join the storm trooper battles of the latest Star Wars game to hit the market. In the meantime, "only" players who pre-ordered the game have access to the beta. Yet according to an exploit discovered by Reddit has found out, they're not alone.
According to Redditor INGWR, all players need to do to fool EA's customer support into generating a code is to submit a support ticket directly to EA. Jump through some other hoops, select 'Invalid Code' as your need for help, dream up a reason, and voila, a beta code ahead of the public version is available for players. As our friends at VG247 reported, given how quickly the turnaround is for requests, it is in all likelihood an automated service. Hence, a bot. Hence, Redditors exploiting said bot.
This is a PSA for EA: your bot that generates codes for customer support services has seemingly gone rogue. It's become tempted by the Dark Side, and it wouldn't be surprising to find Emperor Palpatine pulling the strings by inserting some mischievous line of code somewhere. (You know what they say about Palpatine: he'd probably be a masterful hacker in another life.) In the meantime, the Battlefront 2 beta opens to the public tomorrow anyways for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is out on November 17th.