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Sep 19, 2023

TEKKEN 8 begins its Closed Beta Test starting October 20th

From Press Release:

IRVINE, Calif. (September 19, 2023) – TEKKEN™ 8 is giving players a chance to experience the sequel bringing this legendary franchise into the new generation and help make it the best yet in the series. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced a Closed Beta Test (CBT) for the game starting on October 20th and available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam®, with registrations open now at

Developed on Unreal Engine 5 by Bandai Namco Studios, TEKKEN 8 promises to be the biggest leap forward for the fighting game franchise. The game features striking visuals that include completely remodeled characters and dynamic environments. It is also introducing a new “Aggressive” fight system that keeps the action at a high level by rewarding players who stay on the attack. TEKKEN 8 is slated for launch on January 26, 2024, and coming exclusively to PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

The TEKKEN 8  CBT will let players test online head-to-head competitive play with cross-platform matching, raising the level of competition by letting them pair with others regardless of where they play. They will also be able to test the TEKKEN™ Fight Lounge, 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. The TEKKEN 8 CBT will let testers try out features in the Battle Area and Customization Shop. More features for the TEKKEN Fight Lounge will be announced soon.

The CBT will have 19 characters that include many returning favorites as well as new fighters. Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan, Claudio are coming back to this beta test, while Azucena, Raven, and the newly announced Feng will join the playable roster. There will also be a variety of environments that highlight the rich detail and dynamic sets in the game, some of which players may recognize from the many gameplay and character reveal trailers released so far. These include Urban Square (Evening), Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, Arena, and Ortiz Farm, a new stage that has been added since the Closed Network Test.

Registrations for the TEKKEN 8 Closed Beta test are open now through October 11th at 12:00 a.m. PDT at There is no required subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation®Plus to participate. Also, players who were part of the game’s Closed Network Tests in June 2023 and downloaded the build will be able to play the upcoming Closed Beta Test after an update.

Beta test dates and additional details are as follows:

  • 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.

For more information on the TEKKEN 8 Closed Beta Test including FAQ and required PC specs, please visit

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