Tekken 8 Announces Closed Network Test

Fans will be thrilled about this.

Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced that TEKKEN™8, the next entry in the legendary franchise, will conduct Closed Network Tests (CNT) across consoles and PC. Registration is open now for interested testers, with sessions set to take place starting July 21, 2023. TEKKEN 8 is coming exclusively to PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam®. For more information on the game, please visit <LINK>.


Developed by Bandai Namco Studios Inc., TEKKEN 8 promises to be the most visually stunning and visceral TEKKEN™ title yet. The game is introducing major new changes to combat that include a new “aggressive” fight system that encourages an offense-first play style, keeping the action at a high level by rewarding players who stay on the attack. Another first for the series is cross play, raising the level of competition by allowing players to fight each other regardless of which platform they prefer. With the upcoming CNT, players are invited to experience “Ranked Matches” and play a part in helping influence key game mechanics and features coming to the sequel.


The TEKKEN 8 CNT will feature online head-to-head competitive play with cross-platform matching. Testers will be able to choose from 16 playable characters including those previously revealed, with Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack 8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, and Bryan, along with a new fighter made available for the CNT: Claudio. There will be five available stages with Urban Square, Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, and Arena.


Testing will take place across two different sessions, with a Week 1 CNT on PlayStation 5 only, and a Week 2 CNT across all three available platforms including Xbox Series X|S and PC. There is no required subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation®Plus to participate. Testers will be asked to fill out an online survey sent to the email they use to register. CNT registration, FAQ, and other details including required PC specs are available at https://tekken.com/closed-network-test.


Dates and session times for the TEKKEN 8 CNT are as follows:


  • Week 1 – PlayStation 5 only

    • July 21st 1:00 a.m. ~ July 24th 12:00 a.m. PDT

    • (CNT not playable due to maintenance on July 21st from 1:00 ~ 4:00 p.m. PDT)


  • Week 2 – PlayStation®5、XBOX Series X|S, and PC via Steam

    • July 28th starting at 1:00 a.m. to July 31st 12:00 a.m. PDT

    • (CNT not playable due to maintenance on July 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 a.m. PDT)

Players who register for Week 1 tests on PlayStation 5 will also be able to participate in Week 2 sessions.


Check out an all-new TEKKEN 8 trailer highlighting content in the CNT at the following link (ready for embedding: