While Tekken 8 won’t be released until January of 2024, fighting game fans wont have to wait until then to get their hands on the game, as Bandai Namco has announced the Tekken 8 Closed Beta Test (CBT) that’s kicking off this October!
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Aside from the schedule, there’s also details on the “Tekken Fight Lounge” and what to expect from the beta.
Tekken 8 Closed Beta Details for October:
Register for the Tekken 8 CBT Here and it’s open now until October 11. Bear in mind registering is not a guarantee that you’ll be able to participate in the closed beta.
- October 11th at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Registration ends.
- October 18th at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Selected testers will be notified and provided codes to redeem.
- October 20th 1:00 a.m. PDT – Closed Beta Testing starts.
- October 21st 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. PDT – Closed Beta Test downtime for server maintenance.
- October 23rd 12:00 a.m. PDT – Closed Beta Testing ends.
What to expect from the Tekken 8 CBT This October:
- Will feature cross-platform matchmaking
- Test the Tekken Fight Lounge
- Will feature 19 playable characters:
Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan, Claudio, Azucena, Raven and Feng
What Is the Tekken Fight Lounge?
It is an immersive lobby where players can interact with one another and access new features and game modes. In the lounge, players can create custom Avatars, communicate with other players with chat and emotes, set up matchmaking, and experience the deep customization and variety of game modes via four distinct areas called Battle Area, Customization Shop, TEKKEN DOJO, and Beach Area. The lounge will also feature the return of Tekken Ball, the beloved mini game that first appeared in TEKKEN 3 where epic battles are “fought” on a beach volleyball court.
Alongside the closed beta announcement, we also have a new trailer featuring Feng!
For the closed beta PC requirements, head on over here.
Tekken 8 is set for release this January 26, 2024 on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.