Everything you need to know about Tekken 8 closed beta

Everything you need to know about Tekken 8 closed beta
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Dave McAdam

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20th Sep 2023 11:49

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The Tekken 8 closed beta test is coming soon, giving players one more chance to try the game before launch. Tekken 8 is just around the corner, with the launch coming in January of 2024.

The closed beta test will feature more characters than previous tests of the game, giving players even more reason to want to register. Here is everything you need to know about the Tekken 8 closed beta test.

When is the Tekken 8 closed beta test?

The Tekken 8 closed beta test runs from Friday, October 20 to Monday, October 23, 2023. With only a couple of months between the closed beta test and the launch of the game on January 26, this may be the last chance to try the game before release.

The graphic revealing the Tekken 8 closed beta test start and end dates
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If you want to take part, you need to get your skates on as the registration closes on October 11.

  • Check out our Tekken 8 release page for all the details you need before launch

How to register for Tekken 8 closed beta test

In order to register for the Tekken 8 closed beta test, follow these steps:

That's it, now all you need to do is wait. You will receive confirmation via email if you are successfully chosen, which will include a download code to install the beta on your device. Again, this must be done before October 11.

It is worth noting that if you had access to the closed network test, you do not need to reapply. All players who participated in the previous test will automatically receive access to the closed beta test.

Tekken 8 closed beta test platforms

The closed beta test will be available on PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S|X. There is no platform exclusivity to any of the tests, and you do not need to pre-order the game in order to access the beta.

As mentioned above, when you register for the beta you can choose which of these platforms you wish to play on. When you receive your code, you will need to use it on the platform chosen, it cannot be transferred.

What's new in the Tekken 8 closed beta test?

There have been changes and additions made to the game since the closed network test, some of which will be reflected in the closed network test. Primarily, we will see three more characters added to the roster.

Those three characters are Raven, Azucena, and Feng Wei. All characters who appeared in the closed network test will also be available in this beta. Further, all stages will return and be joined by the new Ortiz Farm stage.

Feng Wei in Tekken 8
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Those who played the closed network test will remember that there was not much to do beyond ranked matches, but the closed beta test will feature a much wider range of options and modes. The beta will include more ways to play, more social options, and some character customisation options.

There have been a number of gameplay tweaks made since the network test that can be checked out here, and include changes to the Heat system, fight mechanics, and special style usability.

That is it for our rundown of the Tekken 8 closed beta test. For more, head to our Tekken 8 homepage for more guides and news, or for more fighting game coverage, check out Mortal Kombat 1 and Street Fighter 6.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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