Published on June 10th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Register now to get a chance to play TEKKEN 8 during a Closed Network Test this July on consoles and PC

TEKKEN 8, the upcoming entry in the legendary franchise will be playable to selected players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC with a Closed Network Test (CNT), that will start on July 21, 2023.

Developed by Bandai Namco Studio Inc., TEKKEN 8 promises to be the most visually stunning TEKKEN title yet, and comes along with major new changes to combat, with a new “aggressive” combat system that encourages an offense-first play style, rewarding players who stay on the attack while offering spectacular plays. With the upcoming CNT, players will have a chance to experience this new philosophy and play a part in helping influence key game mechanic and features coming to TEKKEN 8.

Watch the announcement video for the Closed Network Test:

The TEKKEN 8 CNT will feature online head-to-head “Ranked matches” with cross-platform matchmaking. Selected players will be able to pick from 16 characters including Jin, Kazuya, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack 8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan and the newly announced Claudio. There will be five stages available, Urban Square, Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, and Arena.

The CNT will take place across two different sessions, with a Week 1 CNT only on PlayStation 5, and Week 2 CNT available for all three platforms, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. No subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus is required to participate. People willing to participate can start register on this website. Participants to the CNT will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. More information on the TEKKEN 8 CNT can be found at this address.

Date and session times for the TEKKEN 8 are as follows:

  • Week 1 – PlayStation 5 only
    • July 21st, 10:00 a.m. CEST – July 24th, 9:00 a.m. CEST
      • A maintenance will be held from July 21st 10:00 p.m. CEST until July 22nd 1:00 a.m. CEST
  • Week 2 – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
    • July 28th, 10:00 a.m. CEST – July 31st, 9:00 a.m. CEST
      • A maintenance will be held from July 29th 10:00 a.m. CEST until July 29nd 1:00 p.m. CEST

PlayStation 5 players participating in Week 1 session, will also be able to participate in Week 2 session.

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About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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