UPDATE: BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Reveals March 2023 Xbox & Windows Open Beta Test Times + Playable Modes

UPDATE 3/1/2023: Arc System Works has announced that this beta test has been delayed indefinitely due to issues found in the test version. Their Twitter account will inform prospective players of the beta test’s new date.

Developer Arc System Works has announced that the open beta test for their 2D fighter BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will occur for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Windows between March 2, 2023, at 5 PM PT and March 5, 2023, at 11 PM PT. 53 characters, including all previously launched DLC ones, will be playable. Every mode that users will be able to participate in is listed below:

  • Episode Mode
  • Training Mode
  • Network Mode
  • VS Mode
  • Tactics Mode
  • Survival Mode
  • Gallery Mode
  • Replay Theater

Additional beta notes participants should be aware of are listed below:

  • Online multiplayer is available without an Xbox Live Gold subscription
  • Network connection required to play, including offline modes
  • Application and online multiplayer are available for free; customers are responsible for their network connection fees
  • Saved data cannot be carried over to the main game
  • Contents of the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle open beta test may differ from the main BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle game

In case you missed it, the BlazBlue creator recently left Arc System Works.

Originally launching in 2018, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a 2D fighter featuring characters from across a handful of franchises. The playable character roster even extends into anime with RWBY characters. Each character is unique, and players can create a team of all-star fighters to bring into a match and combo until their heart’s content.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle brings you dream matches between the stars of popular titles BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, Arcana Heart, Senran Kagura, Akatsuki Blitzkampf, and RWBY in a 2D fighting game.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is available now on PS4, Switch, and PC. It will launch for Xbox and Windows in the Spring of 2023.

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