Virgin Media O2 is giving its customers early access to thousands of TEKKEN 8 closed beta codes which will be playable across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S & Steam platforms between Friday 20 October – Monday 23 October.
Access to the TEKKEN 8 closed beta, the latest entry of the legendary fighting game franchise from Bandai Namco Entertainment, is being made available to Virgin Media broadband and O2 customers only through Priority.
The TEKKEN 8 closed beta is available for pre-download now on the Priority app with codes available across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S & Steam platforms. The beta is playable between Friday 20 October and Monday 23 October.
Gamers can take their experience to the next level and can play the TEKKEN 8 closed beta at the Virgin Media Gamepad at The O2, a new state-of-the-art gaming venue which is open to members of the public free of charge.
TEKKEN 8 continues the tragic saga of the Mishima bloodline and its world- shaking father-and-son grudge matches. After defeating his father, Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya continues his conquest for global domination, using the forces of G Corporation to wage war on the world. Jin is forced to face his fate head-on as he is reunited with his long- lost mother and seeks to stop his father Kazuya’s reign of terror.
The Tekken 8 closed beta will let players test online head-to-head competitive play with cross-platform matching, raising the level of competition by letting them pair with others regardless of where they play. They will also be able to test the TEKKEN Fight Lounge, an immersive lobby where players can interact with one another and access new features and game modes.
The CBT will have 19 characters that include many returning favourites as well as new fighters. Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan, Claudio are coming back to this beta test, while Azucena, Raven, and the newly announced Feng will join the playable roster.
There will also be a variety of environments that highlight the rich detail and dynamic sets in the game. These include Urban Square (Evening), Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, Arena, and Ortiz Farm, a new stage that has been added since the Closed Network Test.
Gareth Griffiths, Director, Partnerships and Sponsorship at Virgin Media O2, said: “Priority from O2 is providing gamers with exclusive access to TEKKEN 8 closed beta this weekend. With thousands of codes available through Priority and playable across PlayStation, Xbox and Steam, gamers have the ability to get stuck in to the famous fighting franchise at home or can come and play the closed Beta with friends at the Virgin Media Gamepad, our new experiential gaming space at The O2.”
Gabriel Collins, UK Product Manager for TEKKEN 8, said:
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Virgin Media O2 that will provide its customers the opportunity to be some of the first players of TEKKEN 8 through the closed beta. Players will be able to jump in and play as their favourite characters with a host of new exciting features and gameplay options and we can’t see to see their response.”