Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising Open Beta

If you want to give Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising a go before its launch later this year, you're in luck. The title's open beta is available to download right now on PS5 and PS4, following two days of slightly earlier access for people who signed up. You'll be able to take on other players online and put the game's rollback netcode to the test, which should provide a much more stable experience than what was present in the original Granblue Fantasy Versus.

You'll also be able to sample every playable character (who's been revealed so far), including Rising newcomer Siegfried.

There is a bit of a catch, though: you'll only be able to jump into online matches during set times. We've listed these five-hour testing periods below.

28th July
6pm PT / 9pm ET / 2am BST until 11pm PT / 2am ET / 7am BST
29th July
2am PT / 5am ET / 10am BST until 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST
30th July
7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST until 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm BST

Thankfully, you'll still be able to fight against the CPU when online maintenance is ongoing, so it's not a total bust if you do happen to miss out on the network sessions.

Think you'll be diving into Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising this weekend? Or perhaps you're too busy with the Tekken 8 Closed Network Test? Be glad to be a fighting game fan in the comments section below.