Tekken 8 is easily one of the most anticipated fighting games right now. If you’re a veteran of the series or a new fan interested in the footage shown thus far, Bandai Namco offers a chance to play the game as early as next month. The company revealed that Tekken 8 would receive a Closed Network Test this morning in late July. There will be two separate tests in total, with the PlayStation 5 receiving an exclusive early access timeslot before all platforms gain access to the test.
Here is everything you need to know about gaining access to the Tekken 8 Closed Network Test.
How to Sign Up for the Tekken 8 Closed Network Test
First, you’ll need to head over to the Closed Network Test (CNT) website. There is a dedicated site hosting all information regarding this test, which can be found here.
Once on the page, you’ll want to scroll down until you see the “SIGN UP” section. You’ll need to enter your email, platform of choice, and country of residence here. After this, simply click the signup button, and you’re done!
If you are selected, Bandai will send you an email closer to the CNT giving you your download code. To recap, simply follow these steps:
- First, head to the official Tekken 8 CNT Website.
- Next, scroll down to the “SIGN UP” section.
- After, input your information.
- Click the signup button to send your information to Bandai Namco.
- Finally, wait for the email from Bandai to see if you are selected for the CNT!
When Is the Tekken 8 Closed Network Test?
The Closed Network Test will take place twice. The first wave will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5 console and will be available from July 21 at 4 AM EDT to July 24 at 3 AM EDT. The second wave of tests will include PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC users. This wave starts on July 28 at 4 AM EDT and will end on July 31 at 3 AM EDT.
It is important to remember that there is no guarantee of receiving a download code for this test. As always, it tends to come down to luck with these types of events. PC players will receive an access code for Steam, the platform the game will launch on at release. For more information on what exactly is available in this network test, check out our overview of the CNT here.
Tekken 8 has yet to receive a release date and is currently scheduled to release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. With EVO around the corner, it does seem likely that Harada will be revealing more information regarding launch day soon.