blazblue cross tag battle open beta test dates

(Update) BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Xbox/PC beta test postponed

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[Update: Arc System Works has informed Destructoid that it has postponed the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle beta due to issues with the beta build. A new date will be announced once these problems are taken care of. Stay tuned to the official Twitter account for more details.]

Arc System Works has announced that it will be holding an open beta test for its upcoming Xbox and PC (Microsoft Store) ports of crossover anime scrapper BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Players on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC can check out the fighter’s dynamic action from March 2 through March 5.

The beta test will offer up all of the modes from the 2018 release, from Training and Online Vs, to Story and Survival modes, and even the gallery and replay features. In addition, the entire roster of characters will be unlocked and available, for a staggering 53 playable heroes and villains, pulled from a variety of franchises including Persona, RWBY, Under Night In-Birth, Senran Kagura, and, of course, BlazBlue itself.

All Xbox and PC owners are eligible to take part, and you do not need and Xbox Live Gold account. Arc System Works will use the playtime in order to test the connectivity of the servers, ahead of the game’s official launch at some point in the coming months. While the world of BBCTB has been somewhat subdued recently, it remains a great title, packed out with fantastic and unique characters. If you’re yet to take it for a spin, mark your calendars for next weekend and be sure to have at it.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle launches on Xbox and Microsoft Store this spring. It is available now on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Steam platforms.

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