Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia has announced that a closed beta test for Tekken 8 will be happening starting on October 20 for PS5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam.
The Tekken 8 CBT will include new features not seen in previous network tests, and these include the following:
- Tekken Fight Lounge
- The Tekken Fight Lounge 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 via 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.
- 19 Characters
- Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan and Claudio are coming back to this beta test, while Azucena, Raven, and the newly announced Feng will join the playable roster.
- Various Levels
- 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 now open starting today until October 11 at 3 PM SGT through the official website. There is no required subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus to participate. Players who were part of the game’s Closed Network Tests in June 2023 and have downloaded the build will be able to play the upcoming Closed Beta Test after an update.
See additional details below:
- October 18 3:00 PM SGT – Selected testers will be notified and provided codes to redeem.
- October 20 4:00 PM SGT – Closed Beta Testing starts.
- October 21 4:00 PM SGT – 7:00 PM SGT – Closed Beta Test downtime for server maintenance.
- October 23 3:00 PM SGT – Closed Beta Testing ends.
Feng Wei was also just revealed to be a part of the Tekken 8 roster. Check out his reveal trailer below:
Tekken 8 is scheduled to release on January 26, 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.