BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – Xbox Series, Xbox One, and Windows PC open beta test set for March 2 to 5 [Update 2: New Date Set]Full game due out this spring.
Arc System Works will host an open beta test for the Xbox Series, Xbox One, and Windows PC versions of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle from March 2 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET to March 5 at 11:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 a.m. ET, the developer announced.
Here is an overview of the open beta test, via Arc System Works:
This free demo includes access to not only online matches, but all game modes including Tutorial, Episode Mode, Training Mode, and more, for a limited time. Players will be able to select from 53 characters total (including all previously released DLC characters).
Available Game Modes
- Episode Mode – Enjoy the story.
- Training Mode – Practice the controls, with a variety of training settings available to recreate situations from matches.
- Network Mode – Play online with players from all over the world, in Ranked Matches, Room Matches, and more.
- VS Mode – Select characters freely to face off in offline matches.
- Tactics Mode – Learn the game’s unique mechanics as you play.
- Survival Mode – Take down one opponent after the next.
- Gallery Mode – This mode lets you view a variety of graphics.
- Replay Theater – Check out match replays you’ve saved here.
Additional Beta Notes
- Online multiplayer available without Xbox Live Gold subscription.
- Network connection required to play, including offline modes.
- Application and online multiplayer are available for free, customers are responsible for their network connection fees.
- Saved data cannot be carried over to main game.
- Contents of the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle open beta test may differ from main BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle game.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is available now for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam, and will launch for Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC via Microsoft Store this spring.
Update 03/01/23: Arc System Works has delayed the open beta test due to some issues discovered with the test version. A revised schedule will be announced at a later date.
Update 03/08/23: New dates have been set. The closed beta test will now run from March 9 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET to March 13 at 11:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 a.m. ET.