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When is Star Wars: Battlefront 2 coming out? UK release date, beta, trailer, multiplayer and campaign details for the PS4, Xbox and PC

Star Wars is returning to our screens pretty soon – no, not The Last Jedi – we’re talking about Battlefront II. One of the most anticipated sequels in history is nearly here and looks to be packed with everything the first game lacked – here’s all you need to know. When was the Star Wars […]

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Star Wars is returning to our screens pretty soon – no, not The Last Jedi – we’re talking about Battlefront II.

One of the most anticipated sequels in history is nearly here and looks to be packed with everything the first game lacked – here’s all you need to know.

The next Star Wars shooter is going to span all three trilogies in what is expected to be one of the biggest games of the year

When was the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta?

The beta was on between Wednesday 4 October and Monday 9.

It included four modes from the final game and if you took part you will be granted a special emote for Darth Maul when the game is released.

The modes were: Galactic Assault (a 20v20 infantry battle in Naboo), Starfighter Assault (classic X-Wing vs TIE Fighter battles), Strike (8v8 close quarters combat) and Arcade (vs AI missions).

Lots of gamers have been complaining about the lack of squad functions and the star card levelling system, but otherwise it has been exceptionally well received.

What is Star Wars Battlefront II?

Two years after EA rebooted Star Wars Battlefront on PS4 and Xbox One, Star Wars Battlefront II is set to build on the first game’s multiplayer with a seriously robust class system and more maps than ever before.

It will also be bringing a much desired single-player campaign which looks to bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

It’s a first person shooter set in the Star Wars universe and Disney have worked with EA to create a game filled with unbelievable detail and accuracy.

Whilst the first game was set purely during the Original Trilogy period, the sequel will span all three Star Wars eras which pretty makes it one of the most desired games in the world right now.

When is its UK release date?

Star Wars Battlefront II will be making its way to the PS4, Xbox One and PC on Friday, November 17, 2017.

However, if you pre-order the Deluxe version, you can get your hands on it on November 14, 3 days early!

You can pre-order both the Standard Edition and the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition on Game.co.uk for £49.99 and £69.99 respectively.

This is just less than a month ahead of the release of the eighth Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, which is released on December 15.

It is expected that new content will be arriving to Star Wars Battlefront II to coincide with the film release, not least because they did the same thing with the first game and the release of The Force Awakens including costumes and potentially new heroes.

Darth Maul and Yoda will both be playable characters and have already become the most talked about heroes.
Darth Maul will be a playable hero and has already made thousands of childhood wishes come true.

What is the campaign about and is it Star Wars canon?

One of the most eagerly awaiting additions to the FPS series is the single-player campaign.

It will follow Iden Versio, an elite Imperial officer who sets out to get revenge for the death of the Emperor and takes place sometime between Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens.

The game’s story has been developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm’s Story Group and it has been announced that it will be considered canon within the larger Star Wars universe.

Launch comparisons between the first game this year's Battlefront 2 shows just how much Dice have packed into this game.
Launch comparisons between the first game this year’s Battlefront 2 shows just how much Dice have packed into this game.

What can we expect from the multiplayer?

The latest trailer revealed that Battlefront 2 is a much bigger game than it’s predecessor.

The John Boyega sponsored spot mentions that the game will feature more than three times the number of locations than the first game did as well as the number of vehicles (both on land and in space).

John Boyega has also revealed that Finn and Captain Phasma would be released as part of the free DLC related to The Last Jedi release.

Whilst the first Battlefront game was built for everyone, it also watered down the depth and customisability that gamers have come to expect from AAA releases. With Battlefront II it appears that this is no longer the case.

There will be a fully-fleshed class system including, snipers, officers, assaults and heavy soldiers. As you progress through the game you will be able to customise these characters with an in-depth loudout system.

As the game will take place across the eras it may be a little jarring to see Rey on Naboo, but it ought to work just fine seeing as the main campaign is there to keep the continuity in check.

The campaign takes place after the death of the Emperor at the end of Return Of The Jedi.
The campaign takes place after the death of the Emperor at the end of Return Of The Jedi.

Is there DLC and will it be free?

DLC for Star Wars Battlefront II will be free, a complete change of pace considering the season pass model used in the previous game and most other games out there.

Not suprisingly, the first DLC pack will revolve around The Last Jedi bring two new playable heroes, Finn and Captain Phasma, and the new planet of Crait.

Microtransactions are expected to feature in the game and will enable you to buy packs to upgrade your in-game characters.

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Copa Libertadores final: Gremio vs Lanus live stream, kick-off time and TV channel for the first leg

GREMIO take on Lanus as they look to win the Copa Libertadores for the first time since 1995. The Brazilians have made it to their first final in ten years after beating Barcelona, of Ecuador, 3-1 on aggregate in the semi-final. A 3-0 win in Guayaquil was enough to put Renato Gaucho’s side out of […]

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GREMIO take on Lanus as they look to win the Copa Libertadores for the first time since 1995.

The Brazilians have made it to their first final in ten years after beating Barcelona, of Ecuador, 3-1 on aggregate in the semi-final.

Gremio host Lanus as they look to win the Copa Libertadores for the first time since 1995
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A 3-0 win in Guayaquil was enough to put Renato Gaucho’s side out of site and ensure a 1-0 loss at home in the second leg was purely academic.

Argentines Lanus made it to their first ever final in more dramatic fashion, losing 1-0 away to River Plate and then finding themselves 2-0 down at home after 23 minutes of the second leg.

But Jorge Almiron’s side then scored four goals without reply to sensationally secure their place in the final.

When is Gremio vs Lanus?

Gremio host Lanus on Wednesday, November 22.

The match will kick off at 11.45pm GMT.

That’s 9.45pm in Porto Alegre and 8.45pm in Buenos Aires.

It will take place at the Arena do Gremio.

What TV channel is Gremio vs Lanus on?

Gremio vs Lanus will not be on television in the UK.

But you can keep up to date with the biggest stories from the match on SunSport.

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Ashes 2017 first Test: What time does Australia vs England start tonight and what TV channel is it on?

JOE ROOT has a chance to retain the Ashes for England when they begin this year’s series in Brisbane. Alistair Cook’s England stormed to a 3-2 victory in 2015, and will be looking to retain the coveted trophy this year under new captain Root. FOLLOW ALL OF THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE BLOG When is […]

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JOE ROOT has a chance to retain the Ashes for England when they begin this year’s series in Brisbane.

Alistair Cook’s England stormed to a 3-2 victory in 2015, and will be looking to retain the coveted trophy this year under new captain Root.

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When is the 2017-18 Ashes first test?

The series is currently in the practice stage, with the real action kicking off next week.

The opening Test will start next Thursday, November 23 at 12am GMT in the UK.

That Test concludes the following Monday, November 27.

Here is the full test schedule:

England's Ashes Test schedule

Nov 23-27 First Test (Brisbane) – midnight
Dec 2-6 Second Test (Adelaide) – 4am
Dec 14-18 Third Test (Perth) – 2.30am
Dec 26-30 Fourth Test (Melbourne) – 11.30pm (Xmas Day)
Jan 4-8 Fifth Test (Sydney) – 11.30pm (Jan 3 GMT)

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Where can I watch the 2017-18 Ashes?

For the first time the Ashes are being shown exclusively on BT Sport.

BT secured the rights after Sky Sports had held them for years.

Coverage of all the Tests and ODIs will be live on British TV.

The Ashes 2017 LIVE Updates as England take on Australia Down Under

Where can I see the highlights of the Ashes?

Highlights of the 2017-18 series will be shown for FREE.

After every day’s play, the best bits will be available to watch on BTSport.com and the BT Sport app.

At 7pm after game day, highlights are uploaded for all to watch.

If you’ve missed out from past days, all action from the series is on BT’s Ashes hub.

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Who is Princess Tiaamii? Katie Price and Peter Andre’s daughter who is regularly in the headlines

DAUGHTER of model Katie Price and pop star Peter Andre, Princess Tiaamii was always going to end up making headlines one way or the other. From appearing on Loose Women and her mum’s reality shows to causing a stir on Instagram here’s everything you need to know about Katie Price’s eldest daughter… Who is Princess Tiaamii […]

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DAUGHTER of model Katie Price and pop star Peter Andre, Princess Tiaamii was always going to end up making headlines one way or the other.

From appearing on Loose Women and her mum’s reality shows to causing a stir on Instagram here’s everything you need to know about Katie Price’s eldest daughter…

Princess Tiaamii is the daughter of Katie Price and Peter Andre
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Who is Princess Tiaamii and how old is she?

Princess Tiaamii is the daughter of Katie Price and Peter Andre.

Born June 29 2007, Princess is the couple’s eldest daughter and is now aged 10.

She was born two years after her brother Junior, whose father is also Peter Andre.

Katie split from Princess’ dad in 2009 and since then married Alex Reid and is currently married to Kieran Hayler.

Princess also has half siblings Harvey (from mum Katie’s romance with Dwight York), Bunny and Jett (from Katie’s current marriage to Kieran) and Theodore and Amelia (her dad Peter’s kids with new wife Emily).

Princess is 10 years old and Katie’s eldest daughter

Why is she called Princess Tiaamii?

Princess got her unusual name because dad Peter wanted her to be named after both his and Katie’s mums – Thea and Amy, so he came up with the interesting combination.

Pete revealed at the time: “Katie always loved the name Princess, but everyone thought it was a bit over the top.

“I loved it too but I wanted to name her after both our mums.Then I just woke up one morning and thought, I know!

“We’ll just put them together! If people don’t like it, that’s up to them.”

Her full name is Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther Andre.

Princess’ dad Peter Andre came up with Tiaamii for her
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Why has Princess Tiaamii been at the centre of Instagram controversy?

Over the years Princess’ mum Katie has come under fire for posting pictures of her on social media showing her pouting and wearing make-up.

Back in 2015 she caused a furore by sharing a picture of the youngster wearing lashings of mascara and pouting her lips which were covered in lip gloss.

At the time Princess hit back at critics herself in a clip posted online by her mum, saying: “By the way, I wanna do my make-up, not my mum, I do. And anyway it’s none of your beeswax, so oosh!”

In early 2017 her mum Katie divided opinion again by sharing a picture of her posing in her bikini on holiday.

While many complimented the beautiful youngster, others believed the images were overly sexy for a child.

Katie posted a series of pictures of Princess in her bikini which caused controversy
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Katie later defended her decision – saying that Princess doesn’t even know what ‘sexy’ is.

She said: “If I said to Princess don’t pose like that it’s too sexy – she doesn’t know what sexy is.

“She just watched the best!…  The people who were saying she looked too sexy, they looking at her thinking she looks sexy…

“They should take a look at themselves and wonder why they are saying she looks sexy.”

Katie again came under fire in July 2017 after posting a video of Princess and Junior to Instagram showing them promoting a drinks range.

At the end of 2016, Princess briefly had her own Instagram account after begging her mother for one.

The decision to allow her was wildly criticised with critics claiming that she was placing them in danger from online predators, and forcing them to grow up too fast. The account disappeared just a few weeks later.

This image of Princess in 2015 wearing make-up sparked debate
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Has Princess Tiaamii appeared on TV shows?

It is no secret that Princess is keen to follow in her famous parents’ footsteps.

She has already appeared on TV with their mum and dad on their numerous reality show, and most recently starred on Katie’s new TLC show Katie Price’s Pony Club.

Princess has also made a few appearances on Loose Women, alongside brother Junior.

The Sun’s Bizarre Column has also reported how Junior and Princess are in discussions to become the faces of McDonald’s.

A source revealed how the pair being offered big bucks to represent the fast-food chain’s world-famous Happy Meals.

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