When Microsoft bought Ninja Theory (DmC: Devil May Cry, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice) everybody was excited to see what they had in store next, although, seemingly, nobody was quite ready for Bleeding Edge. It’s a bizarre competitive online brawler that doesn’t match the studio’s previous output in tone, but hopefully can in quality. There’s no better way to decern whether it does or not than by playing the game for yourself, of course, which is why getting your hands on the upcoming Bleeding Edge beta is a bleeding good idea.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Bleeding Edge closed beta, including how to gain access, the file size, what rewards are on offer, and more.
How to access the Bleeding Edge beta
The Bleeding Edge closed beta will be playable on PC (Steam and Windows 10) and Xbox One from Friday, February 14 to Monday, February 17. It’s currently available to preload on all those platforms, provided that you meet the following criteria:
How to play the Bleeding Edge beta on Steam
- Preorder Bleeding Edge on Steam
- If you participated in the technical alpha, you should be emailed a Bleeding Edge beta key
How to play the Bleeding Edge beta on Windows 10
- Active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can download the Bleeding Edge beta from the Xbox app
How to play the Bleeding Edge beta on Xbox One
- Active Xbox Game Pass subscribers can download the Bleeding Edge beta from the Game Pass tab
Bleeding Edge beta start and end times
- The Americas
- Start — Friday, February 14, 10 am PT / 1 pm ET
- End — Monday, February 1, 12 am PT / 3 am ET
- United Kingdom
- Start — Friday, February 14, 6 pm GMT
- End — Monday, February 17, 8 am GMT
- Europe, Middles East, Africa
- Start — Friday, February 14, 7 pm CET
- End — Monday, February 17, 9 am CET
- Asian & Oceania
- Start — Saturday, February 15, 5 am AEDT
- End — Monday, February 17, 7 pm AEDT
Bleeding Edge beta file size
The Windows 10 Bleeding Edge beta weighs in at 12.2 GB. Steam and Xbox One downloads should be very similar, if not the same.
Bleeding Edge beta rewards
Everybody that participates in the Bleeding Edge beta will receive the Amor heart hoverboard in-game item to use in the final release.