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Its time to kick back, relax, and play some video games, and what better game to play than a freebie?

A new open beta is live, but be quick because you've only got until tomorrow to check it out.

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Guilty Gear Strive Beta

Guilty Gear Strive is a brand new 2.D fighting game from the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear series.

The game is due for release on April 9th, but Arc System Works is giving players a chance to jump in early.

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FREE: Guilty Gear Strive's beta is free this weekend.

Those that pre-ordered the game received access to the beta earlier this week.

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But for those that haven't purchased yet, they've had to wait until this weekend to be able to play.

The open beta is available to all PS4 and PS5 players and went live at 3am GMT on February 19th.

Players have until 3pm GMT on February 21st to play the game before the beta ends.

Another great thing is, players don't need an active PS Plus membership to play the beta, meaning it is accessible to everyone.

If you're struggling for something to play this weekend then this could be it.

Which Characters Are Available

The majority of the characters in Guilty Gear Strive are playable in the beta.

Here is the list of everyone you can play as:

  • Sol Badguy
  • Ky Kiske
  • May
  • Faust
  • Potemkin
  • Chipp Zanuff
  • Zato-1
  • Millia Rage
  • Axl Low
  • Leo Whitefang
  • Ramlethal Valentine
  • Nagoriyuki
  • Giovanna
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Playable Modes

The Guilty Gear Strive beta has the following modes available:

  • Versus Mode
  • Tutorial Mode
  • Training Mode
  • Network Mode
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About Guilty Gear Strive

If you're new to the series, here's some more information about the upcoming Guilty Gear Strive.

"Discover the Smell of the Game with Guilty Gear -Strive-! Immerse yourself in new gameplay mechanics designed to be simple and welcoming for fighting game newcomers, yet deep and creative for veterans. Ride the Fire into a heavy metal inspired alternate future full of over-the-top action, style and fun! Blazing!

“Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for a high octane soundtrack, groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay.


Head into the final confrontation with That Man, the person responsible for all the destruction and damage to the world and and it's inhabitants. Join Sol Badguy, his rival Ky Kiske, and a total starting roster of 15 unique characters as they face the astonishing conclusion to a story 20 years in the making!

Rock out to the thrashing tracks laid down by series creator and music composer, Daisuke Ishiwatari! Bang your head and beat your opponent to the killer soundtrack while being blown away by the most stunning and dynamic 3D cell-shaded visuals produced to date!

Guilty Gear -Strive- brings a number of new and innovative game play mechanics designed to allow players new to the series to quickly learn the fundamentals while maintaining the deep, creative gameplay Guilty Gear is praised for. New additions to the series such as a wall-breaking mechanic will allow for new and exciting approaches to battle."

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