Friday, June 09, 2023
Bandai Namco has announced that registration to take part in the upcoming Tekken 8 Closed Network Test are now live, offering a chance to play the latest instalment in the fighting series a go, ahead of release.
Select players will be chosen to take part in the Closed Network Test in July, going hands-on with Tekken 8 and its new “aggressive” combat system that encourages an all-out offensive playstyle. As a participant in the test, you'll be able to offer feedback on the game, and help influence key mechanics and features.
The Tekken 8 Closed Network Test will include access to online Ranked Matches with cross-play support, five stages (Urban Square, Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, and Arena), and 16 characters including Jin, Kazuya, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack 8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Asuka, Lili, Hwoarang, Bryan, and Claudio.
Week 1 of the Closed Network Test will be available only on PlayStation 5, before Week 2 throws the doors open to Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PlayStation 5 players, all of whom can play together via cross-play. Here are the full dates and times for both Tekken 8 Closed Network Test sessions:
The Tekken 8 Closed Network Test commences on 21st July on PS5, then on 28th July for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC (no Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus is required). You can register to take part here.