Soul Calibur 6 beta out now and ready for download

With the release date drawing closer, Bandai Namco is hosting a Soul Calibur 6 beta test this weekend. Get ready to test your abilities in the stage of history. You will be able to play rank matches as you test out their network system. The beta client is available to download today on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Play it while you can as the beta starts at 8 AM PDT today, 28 September 2018 and ends at 8 PM, 30 September 2018.

How to download the Soul Calibur 6 Beta?

PlayStation 4

  • Create a PSN account or log in your existing account
  • Go to the PSN store
  • Search for Soul Calibur 6 Beta

Xbox One

  • Create an Xbox Live account or log in your existing account
  • Navigate to the Microsoft store
  • Search for Soul Calibur 6 Beta

After finding Soul Calibur 6, all you need to do is download and you are all good.

Test out the combat system

Soul Calibur has a legacy type of gameplay which means if you have played any of their previous titles, it will feel rather natural. But, they did implement certain new features. With this beta test, you can test them out before the game comes out.
Check out the controller layout to get yourself prepared.

soul calibur 6 beta
Screengrab via Bandai Namco

The new features to bear in mind would be the Reversal Edge and Gauge attacks. Reversal Edge acts as a counter or parry that sends you into a rock-paper-scissors situation. More information can be seen in the image below.

soul calibur 6 beta
Screengrab via Bandai Namco

Regarding the Gauge attacks – it acts as a special move that the character unleashes in the game. You have the Soul Charge and Critical Edge. The Soul Charge increases your attack power and even lets you damage your opponent even while they block. It even lets you stop the clock – so waiting for the time to run out might be a bad idea. Furthermore, certain characters will unlock hidden moves when using Soul Charge.
Critical Edge, on the other hand, acts as a super or finisher. Using this will unleash a devastating attack on your opponent. Certain characters in the game might have more than just one type of Critical Edge.

soul calibur 6 beta
Screengrab via Bandai Namco

Download the Soul Calibur 6 beta client now while you can. A fresh reminder that the full game will be out on 19 October 2018.

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