After delivering a disappointing experience during the first two Jump Force open beta sessions, Bandai Namco were forced to cancel the remaining rounds and reschedule them for later. Fans of the game have been desperate to learn when the postponed sessions would be taking place, as many never even had the chance to log in due to horrible server issues.
On their official Twitter, Bandai Namco have finally announced the new dates and times for the open beta. The new schedule with the remaining sessions for Europe is as follows:
Session #1: January 29th - from 08:00 to 13:00 (CET)
Session #2: January 30th - from 05:00 to 10:00 (CET)
Session #3: February 2nd - from 16:00 to 21:00 (CET)
If you're in the UK, you will want to follow the GMT schedule:
Session #1: January 29th - from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT)
Session #2: January 30th - from 4:00 AM to 9:00 AM (GMT)
Session #3: February 2nd - from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)
For our American friends in the western US, the schedule looks like this:
Session #1: January 28th - from 23:00 to 04:00 (PST)
Session #2: January 29th - from 20:00 to 01:00 (PST)
Session #3: February 2nd - from 07:00 to 12:00 (PST)
Those living in the eastern US can join in on the beta during the following hours:
Session #1: January 29th - from 2:00 AM to 7:00 AM (EST)
Session #2: January 29th - from 11:00 PM to 4:00 AM (EST)
Session #3: February 2nd - from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
As it was previously speculated on Jump Force's Twitter, Bandai Namco have extended the open beta times, and apart from adding an additional day, they've decided to prolong the hours of the sessions as well. So the new beta rounds will last two hours longer than the previous ones.
The open beta consists of 17 different characters, all waiting to jump right into battle. Players can fight as some of the most popular Weekly Shōnen Jump characters, with the likes of Naruto, Goku, Frieza, Ichigo, Luffy and many others. There are five stages to choose from, including Earth and the faraway planet of Namek - the home of Gohan's best friend and tutor, Piccolo.
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PC players will have to wait for the full game to drop on February 15, as the beta access is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Note that PlayStation Plus isn't required to play the beta on the PS4, but you will need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to join the beta access on Xbox One.