The final closed beta for Bleeding Edge kicks off today — also available in Project xCloud

By Sean Carey,
If you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber or have pre-ordered Bleeding Edge, you can take part in the final closed beta that starts today. The beta for the third-person action-brawler kicks off at 6 PM UTC and will run up until Monday. If you're undecided on Bleeding Edge, check out our gameplay preview where we had nothing but praise for Ninja Theory's first multiplayer outing.

Bleeding Edge release date closed beta

The team at Ninja Theory has been hard at work listening to feedback from the previous beta and making some changes. Dynamic background music that plays during rounds has been added by popular request, although it's still a work in progress. The Power Cells game mode has had a few slight tweaks that should improve the pacing while the Parry mechanic has also received a small buff. Several performance fixes and bugs have also been improved. You can read the full list of patch notes to see what's changed here.

If you don't have space on your hard drive for the beta, well, you're in luck. The Bleeding Edge beta will be available to play through Project xCloud preview on Android. To sign up for the preview, check out this link.

For playing during the game's launch week (March 24th - March 31st) or if you pre-order the game, you'll be given the Punk Pack which is made up of the following cosmetics:
  • Punk Rock Nidhöggr Skin
  • Butterpunk Buttercup Skin
  • Outrider ZeroCool Skin
  • Rioter's Hoverboard
  • Make Your Mark in-game Sticker Pack
  • Three bonus emotes
The beta goes live in a few short hours on both Windows and Xbox One. Check out the image below to see what time it kicks-off in your region.

Beta Times Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge launches on March 24th and is available to play through Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Bleeding Edge Beta
Bleeding Edge Beta

Pre-order now or play with Xbox Game Pass to get access to the Closed Beta! Closed Beta 2 runs March 13th – 16th Be the first to play Bleeding Edge before it launches on March 24th!


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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.