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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Western PS4 Open Beta Set for May 9 to 14, Offline Demo Coming May 14

Arc System Works has announced an open beta for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle in North America.

The open beta will run from May 9th for users who pre-ordered digitally, May 12th for everyone, and will run through May 14th. Upon the closing of the beta, an offline demo will be released the same day.

Details regarding the Nintendo Switch open beta are coming sometime later.

Here’s the details on the beta:


Open Beta

The Open Beta includes:

  • 20 playable characters from across the BlazBlue, Persona, UNIEL, and RWBY universes.
    • BlazBlue
      • Ragna
      • Jin
      • Noel
      • Makoto
      • Rachel
      • Hazama
      • Azrael
      • Iron Tager
      • No 13
      • Es
    • Persona 4 Arena
      • Yu
      • Yosuke
      • Chie
      • Yukiko
    • UNIEL
      • Hyde
      • Linne
      • Waldstein
      • Gordeau
    • RWBY
      • Ruby
      • Weiss
  • Casual Lobby mode
  • Tactics Mode (Tutorial & Practice Only)
  • VS Mode against the CPU
  • VS Mode against a second player (available only to digital pre orders on PSN)

For the full breakdown on dates and open beta contents, please refer to this chart:

Type Dates Available Playable Characters Available Modes
Open Beta
PSN Pre Orders
5/9 – 5/12 20 Characters Casual Lobby
Tactics Mode (Tutorial & Practice Only)
VS Mode (CPU)
VS Mode (2P) ※PSN pre-orders only
Open Beta
All Users
5/12 – 5/14 20 Characters Casual Lobby
Tactics Mode (Tutorial & Practice Only)
VS Mode (CPU)
VS Mode (2P) ※PSN pre-orders only

After the open beta ends, an offline demo will become available to all PS4 owners for download. Digital PSN pre orders will be granted access to both the full 20 character beta roster, as well as access to the 2P VS mode. Non pre order demos will include 4 characters, 1 from each universes represented in the game, and VS mode against the CPU.

Type Dates Available Playable Characters Available Modes
Offline Only Demo (PS4) 5/14 ~ 4 Characters Tactics Mode (Tutorial & Practice Only)
VS Mode (CPU)
Offline Only Demo (PS4)
(Pre-order bonus)
5/14 ~ 20 Characters Tactics Mode (Tutorial & Practice Only)
VS Mode (CPU)
VS Mode (2P) ※PSN pre-orders only

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is launching for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on May 31st in Japan, followed by June 5th in North America, and sometime this summer in Europe.

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