Bleeding Edge : All the Details You Need to Know on the Closed Beta

The Bleeding Edge closed beta is now live so we wanted to share all of the details you’ll need to jump in and what to expect from the title.


First, here are the dates and times that the beta will be available to play on Xbox and PC (via Game Pass Ultimate or Steam).


For playing in the beta, you’ll receive some in-game goodies for launch.

  • Punk Rock Niđhöggr Skin
  • Butterpunk Buttercup Skin
  • Outrider ZeroCool Skin
  • Rioter’s Hoverboard
  • Make Your Mark in-game Sticker Pack
  • Three bonus taunts
  • Amor Heart Hoverboard trail

If you’ve already tried Bleeding Edge in the alpha or at other shows, the beta will introduce the new parry mechanic as well as new emotes you should be aware of.

We’re adding a new parry mechanic! Parry is an advanced combat technique that allows fighters to break enemy combos and create an opening to deliver a follow-up attack. You can learn parry and other combat techniques in our new Advanced Controls tutorial!


We have also added multiple emotes for each character and a host of new hoverboards, paint jobs, stickers and trails for you to further customize your rollouts and victory celebrations.

Now if you’re entirely new, be aware that Bleeding Edge is a competitive, team-based game. As such, you should likely have an idea of what you’re doing. Fortunately, Arekkz Gaming worked with Ninja Theory to put together some useful guides for many of the main characters. You can find some media and links here as well as a direct link to his channel (with one video as an example below).

Our Take

We’ve really enjoyed our time with Bleeding Edge to date so if you have the opportunity (and you should as if you don’t have Game Pass yet what are you doing), jump in and give it a try. It might just surprise you!


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