Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown closed beta test set for June 10th – 14th

    Bandai Namco announced that applications are open for the Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown closed beta test! The closed beta test is set for June 10th through June 14th.  Applications are open until May 16th via the official website. 10,000 beta testers will be selected and notified on May 26th. Additionally, 10 beta testers will win a special edition SAO 10th Anniversary t-shirt.

    The official website detailed what’s included in the closed beta test. Story chapters 1 through 4 are available with a boss fight against The Gleam Eyes. Players may also complete daily quests and earn enhancement items. Kirito, Asuna, Silica, Leafa, and Lisbeth are available as playable characters. Read up on more details and check out new screenshots below:

    CBT Quest Types

    Story Quests

    Play through chapters 1–4 of the story by completing quests.

    “The Blue-Eyed Demon Revived” Event

    Play a boss fight against The Gleam Eyes.

    Daily Quests

    Collect enhancement items.

    Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown screenshot

    Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown screenshot

    Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown screenshot

    Team Edit and Enhancement


    Enhance and edit character teams and Ability Cards.

    CBT Scout

    Gain characters and Ability Cards.

    Closed Beta Test Playable Characters

    * One new SAOVS outfit and one original series outfit each.

    Available skills will vary depending on character costume and rarity. Try out a variety of skills including attacking, healing, and supporting.

    Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown releases later this year for iOS and Android worldwide. Lastly, check out the latest PvE gameplay trailer here.

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