Everything You Need to Know About the Bleeding Edge Closed Beta Weekend


Make this Valentine’s Day special… by teaming up and causing chaos
over the Bleeding
Edge
closed beta weekend!

Bleeding Edge is the upcoming 4v4 team brawler from
Ninja Theory, and our first closed beta kicks off soon on Friday, February 14.
Find out how to play below!

When Can I Play? The closed beta starts on Friday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. PT and will run until Monday, February 17 at 12:00 a.m. PT. For your local start and end times, check the handy map we’ve created below or use your preferred time zone conversion tool.

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 14.

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!
Look at our beta map above to check your times!

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.

Can I Stream the Beta?

Yes! We’re very excited to confirm that streaming is both allowed
and encouraged, which means you’re free to create and share as many videos and
screenshots as you like. Be sure to tag us on social on Twitter,
Facebook
or Instagram
with your best moments and top plays!

We have also released a pack of animations and character art for
free on our website for you to use when making your Bleeding Edge
videos. Get them here: bleedingedge.com/media

I was in the Technical Alpha. Do I get in the Closed Beta?

As a token of our gratitude for your endless support throughout the
technical alpha, all alpha players are granted access to the closed beta. If
you participated in the technical alpha via Windows 10 PC or Xbox
One, the same Xbox Live account which had access to
the technical alpha will now be able to download and install
the Bleeding Edge closed beta. If you participated in the technical
alpha via Steam, the Bleeding Edge closed beta Steam keys will be sent
to you via email.

We’ve added a huge number of improvements and optimizations to Bleeding
Edge
, including the addition of AI in the Dojo, so thank you again for the
feedback from all of you! 

What New Stuff is Coming to the Beta?

We’re adding a new parry mechanic! Parry is an advanced combat
technique that allows fighters to break enemy combos and create an opening to
deliver a follow-up attack. You can learn parry and other combat techniques in
our new Advanced Controls tutorial!

We have also added multiple emotes for each character and a host
of new hoverboards, paint jobs, stickers and trails for you to further customize
your rollouts and victory celebrations.

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

We are looking forward to seeing players old and new alike experiment
with team comps, tactics, mod builds, hoverboard styles, and above all smash it
up with their teammates in pure combat carnage.

To get involved in our closed beta, pre-order from BleedingEdge.com
or play
with Xbox Game Pass. Join the community
to get a team together, and follow us on social for the latest and greatest
from the devs!

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Original Post: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/02/12/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-bleeding-edge-closed-beta-weekend/

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