Jump Force open beta lets you fight some of anime’s biggest names

Jump Force open beta will be kicking off pretty soon for Xbox One and PS4 and you’ll be able to play with a pretty big chunk of the roster. This particular open beta is going to give you some of anime’s biggest names to scrap with; 17 of the game’s characters will be available to play. You’ll get the chance to battle it out on five of the game’s stages. It’s not the entire game, but it’s a significant amount of content, one that should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from this upcoming anime crossover game.

The five stages that you’ll be able to play will include Hong Kong, Matterhorn, Mexico, Namek, and New York. There have already been a dozen or so stages revealed thus far and most of these are pretty regular locations. In fact, the only special location from these franchises is Namek, the home planet of Piccolo and his Namekian brethren.

Jump Force open beta roster

The roster for this upcoming Jump Force open beta is limited to 17 characters in total. Here’s the list and the franchises they represent:

  • Bleach
    • Ichigo Kurosaki
    • Rukia Kuchiki
  • Dragon Ball
    • Frieza
    • Son Goku
    • Vegeta
  • Fist of the North Star
    • Kenshiro
  • Hunter X Hunter
    • Gon
    • Hisoka
  • Naruto
    • Naruto Uzumaki
    • Sasuke Uchiha
  • One Piece
    • Blackbeard
    • Roronoa Zoro
    • Monkey D. Luffy
  • Rurouni Kenshin
    • Himura Kenshin
  • Saint Seiya
    • Pegasus Seiya
  • Yu Yu Hakusho
    • Younger Toguro
    • Yusuke Urameshi

Jump Force Open Beta dates and times

The Jump Force open beta will be taking place at specific times from the January 18, 2019–January 20, 2019 as listed in the announcement tweet. Here are the timeslots:

  • January 18 7:00 AM–10:00 AM EST
  • January 19 12:00 AM–3:00 AM EST
  • January 19 11:00 AM–2:00 PM EST
  • January 20 3:00 PM–6:00 PM EST

Unfortunately, the timesslots for the Jump Force open beta are structured to give everyone around the world a shot to play. The hours are especially rough for folks out on the west coast of the United States. Thankfully, this open beta will be taking place over a weekend. If you’ve wanted a chance to play Jump Force, you’ll be able to give it a whirl next week on the PS4 and Xbox One. The Jump Force release date is February 15, 2019.