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How to Play the Bleeding Edge Closed Beta on Feb. 14-17

Bleeding Edge Beta


In case you missed it, Ninja Theory released more details on the Bleeding Edge closed beta taking place this upcoming weekend. The latest information can be found below:

When Can I Play?

The closed beta starts on Friday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. PT (Saturday, February 15 at 04:00 a.m. AEST) and will run until Monday, February 17 at 12:00 a.m. PT (Monday, February 17 at 07:00 p.m. AEST).

How Can I Play?

All Xbox Game Pass members have access to the beta. To join the closed beta, you can download and install the “Bleeding Edge” closed beta from the new Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10 PC or within the Xbox Game Pass tab on your Xbox One console.

Additionally, Bleeding Edge is now available for pre-order on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Steam and supports cross-play and cross-save for all three platforms. Players who pre-order on one of these platforms will also be able to join the “Bleeding Edge” closed beta. 

Lastly, pre-install for the closed beta is now available on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Steam, and with Xbox Game Pass. So, go ahead and pre-install the game starting today, and you’ll be ready to play as soon as the closed beta is available on February 15.

What do I Get for Pre-ordering and Playing in the Closed Beta?

As an extra bonus and thank you for pre-ordering or playing the beta with Xbox Game Pass, you’ll get the Punk Pack of these in-game incentives, including three exclusive fighter skins:

  • Punk Rock Niđhöggr Skin
  • Butterpunk Buttercup Skin
  • Outrider ZeroCool Skin
  • Rioter’s Hoverboard
  • Make Your Mark in-game Sticker Pack
  • Three bonus taunts

Additionally, if you play the closed beta this weekend during your local start and end times, you’ll get the Amor heart hoverboard trail for free!

If you miss out on the closed beta, don’t worry – you can still purchase the Amor trail in the Workshop using in-game credits, which are earned through gameplay.

What New Stuff is Coming to the Beta?

A new parry mechanic has been added! Parry is an advanced combat technique that allows fighters to break enemy combos and create an opening to deliver a follow-up attack. More information on parry and other combat techniques can be found in the new Advanced Controls tutorial.

Multiple emotes for each character and a host of new hoverboards, paint jobs, stickers and trails have also been added, so you can further customize your rollouts and victory celebrations.

There is a second closed beta coming up on Friday, March 13, so if you miss out on the February beta you can still pre-order now or play with Xbox Game Pass to participate.

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