Sword Art Online Variant Showdown is an upcoming action-RPG mobile game, but how can potential players sign up for the closed beta test?
The new title from Bandai Namco will see players control a party of three characters, and a multiplayer battle royale mode is also reportedly in development.
Bandai Namco’s gameplay livestream back in April 2022 got gamers excited for the upcoming launch, and being part of the CBT means that you could impact how the developers approach bugs and essential fixes ahead of the global launch!
Sword Art Online Closed Beta Test
The developers confirmed the following with regards to the upcoming Closed Beta Test and what fans can expect.
They wrote: “We will be running a Closed Beta Test (CBT) as outlined below in order to ensure functionality and to fine-tune content before the game’s official release.
“Closed Beta Tester feedback helps us improve game performance and content before the official launch. You can help by participating and sharing your opinions and impressions with us. We hope to see you in the CBT!”
Start Time, Open Dates and More
The actual closed beta test will be taking place through the following dates:
- Friday 10th June 2022 4:00 AM (UTC) to Tuesday 14th June 2022 3:59 AM (UTC)
The application period for gamers to potentially join the CBT is as follows:
- Saturday 7th May 2022 to Monday 16th May 2022 9:00 AM (UTC)
It’s worth noting that these dates could be extended or shortened, based on the number of applications the developers get.
The developers have confirmed that they are looking for 10,000 beta testers, so it all depends on when they reach this number.
The selection announcement from the developers is currently scheduled to be taking place on Thursday 26th May 2022, but again, this is subject to change based on how quickly the beta applications are filled up.
Here is the current schedule for the CBT ahead of the official launch date:
- Friday 10th June 2022 4:00 AM (UTC) – Closed Beta Test Start
- Monday 13th June 2022 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM (UTC) – Content Update Maintenance
- Tuesday 14th June 2022 3:59AM (UTC) – Closed Beta Test End (load testing begins)
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