Tekken 8 closed network test: How to register, dates & all platforms

Tekken 8 closed network test: How to register, dates & all platforms
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Published 

9th Jun 2023 15:52

You'll want to know about all about the upcoming Tekken 8 closed network test if you're interested in the latest entry in the iconic fighting game series. 

Tekken 8 was initially revealed during the PlayStation State of Play back in September 2022, after a small teaser at the previous EVO tournament. While it will retain the same core fighting game experience players would expect, it does make some alterations to the formula, with a more aggressive gameplay style and a new Heat gauge system.

So, if you can't wait to get your hands on the latest game, check out everything we know about the Tekken 8 closed network test, such as how to register, and how long it will run. 

When is the Tekken 8 closed network test?

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There are actually two Tekken 8 closed network tests, but they take place within the same month, with the only major difference being the platforms they're available on. 

The first closed network test will only be available for PlayStation 5, and runs from July 21 at 9 am to July 24 at 8 am BST. For other timezones, this will be:

  • July 21 at 10 am to July 24 at 9 am CEST
  • July 21 at 1 am to July 24 at midnight PST
  • July 21 at 4 am to July 24 at 3 am EST

The second closed network test for Tekken 8 will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|SD, and PC (Steam). This will take place from July 28 at 9 am to July 31 at 8 am BST. For other timezones, this will be:

  • July 28 at 10 am to July 31 at 9 am CEST
  • July 28 at 1 am to July 31 at midnight PST
  • July 28 at 4 am to July 31 at 3 am EST

Tekken 8's closed network test will feature 16 playable characters and five stages to fight on.

Its purpose is to test the network quality before release, while also giving players a chance to feedback to the developers on gameplay and any new features. 

How to register for the Tekken 8 closed network test

You can sign up for the Tekken 8 closed network test right now by heading to the registration website here

Registration is confirmed to close on June 28 at 9 am BST (9 am CEST/midnight PST/3 am EST) and selection is based on a first-come, first-served rule. So, if you want to get in, click the link above and go sign up now. 

That's our full explainer of the Tekken 8 closed network test, and now you have an idea when it will take place, and how you can sign up to take part.

Finally, we also cover whether there will be Tekken 8 crossplay.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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