Tekken 8 Beta Live
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The anticipated Closed Beta Test — CBT for short — for Tekken 8 is now live on PS5. As the 'Closed' part of the name suggests, you're only getting into this one if you registered for a code — and then actually got chosen as a participant. Or, if you were already part of the Closed Network Test earlier in the year, you'll be able to join this beta automatically by booting that old client up (and making sure it's updated).

This test includes an impressive 19 playable characters: Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan, Claudio, Azucena, Raven, and Feng Wei. Six stages will be available to play on as well, and you'll be able to hang out in the new avatar-based player lobbies. You can even try out the new Super Ghost Battles, which let you fight against AI-driven 'ghosts' of other players in order to hone your skills — all while your own ghost learns from your style of play.

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The CBT runs until the 23rd October, so you've got a full weekend to get stuck in (if you're not losing your mind over Marvel's Spider-Man 2, that is). Will you be taking part in this beta? Show some scrubs who's boss in the comments section below.