Tekken 8 closed beta kicks off next month with 19 playable characters

Tekken 8 Closed Beta Test Coming Soon

Tekken 8 fans, get ready to test your skills! The highly anticipated closed beta test for Tekken 8 is scheduled to take place next month. Players will have the opportunity to try out 19 playable characters, including the newly announced Feng Wei. The beta test will be available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5, and it’s set to kick off on Friday, October 20 at 4am ET. However, keep in mind that this is also the release date for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder, so gamers will have a lot on their plates that weekend. Nevertheless, Tekken 8 beta is a limited-time event that will last until Monday, October 23 at 3am ET.

Interested players can register now on the official Tekken 8 website. It’s important to note that registration does not guarantee access to the closed beta test. According to the general rules of participation, codes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Approximately 182,000 codes will be given out, with 80,000 allocated for PS5 owners, 85,000 for PC users, and 17,000 for Xbox Series X|S users. However, participants in July’s closed network test will automatically be granted access and won’t need to reapply.

Once players are selected for the closed beta, they will have the opportunity to test out online play, including cross-platform play. They will also have access to the Tekken Fight Lounge, where they can explore the Battle Area and Customization Shop. The closed beta will feature a roster of 19 playable characters, which includes Claudio, Azucena, Raven, Feng, Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, and Bryan.

Registration for the closed beta is open now and will remain open until Wednesday, October 11 at 3am ET. Please note that participants will not be able to transfer any progress made during the closed beta to the full version of the game when it releases on January 26, 2024.

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