Sign-up for Tekken 8’s Closed Network Test


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By: Jason Siu


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Tekken 8's closed network test will run in late July

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Fighting game fans have a lot to look forward to this year, with Street Fighter VI already released and Mortal Kombat 1 finally revealed. Those who are looking forward to Tekken 8 can sign-up for a chance to participate in the game’s closed network test. The registration period ends June 27, 2023 so if you’re interested, head here and fill out the form. The closed network test will offer Ranked Matches up to rank 10 and will support cross-platform matchmaking. There are some gameplay changes, including the removal of “Heat Energy.” The upper limit of the “Heat Timer” will change depending on how the heat is activated, and the “Heat Smash” command has been standardized for all playable characters.

A total of 16 playable characters will be available in the closed network test: Kazuya, Jin, King, Jun, Paul, Law, Jack-8, Lars, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Asuka, Lili, Hwoarang, Bryan, and Claudio. The five stages available in the closed network test are Urban Square (evening), Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, and Arena.

The first session for the closed network test will be PlayStation 5 early access, starting on July 21, 2023 at 1:00am PDT or 4:00am EDT to July 24, 2023 at 12:00am PDT or 3:00am EDT. Server maintenance will occur during that session on July 21 from 1:00pm PDT or 4:00pm EDT to 4:00pm PDT or 7:00pm EDT.

The next session will be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on July 28, 2023 at 1:00am PDT or 4:00am EDT to July 31, 2023 at 12:00am PDT or 3:00am EDT. Server maintenance for that test will occur on July 29 from 1:00am PDT or 4:00am EDT to 4:00am PDT or 7:00am EDT. Participants selected for the PlayStation 5 closed network test will be able to join both sessions.

“The purpose of the Closed Network Test is to test the network and monitor the gameplay experience of TEKKEN 8,” it says on the game’s website. “We aim to obtain feedback on the quality of the network and gameplay. We would greatly appreciate it if all participants could provide feedback through an online survey that we plan to send out via email after the Closed Network Test. Your valuable opinions will be used as a reference for adjustments to the battle system.”

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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