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MHA: Ultra Rumble closed beta: Start date, pre-register and more

Here's everything you need to know about My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble closed beta, including the release date, leaks, registration and more!
MHA: Ultra Rumble closed beta: Start date, pre-register and more

Bandai Namco has released the first details for its upcoming battle royale game, My Hero Academia (MHA): Ultra Rumble. These details include a gameplay overview highlighting the game's mechanics and in-game screenshots for characters appearing in the game.

The publisher has also announced the first details for its planned closed beta period, which will kick off next month. This guide details what BR players need to know about the closed beta test, including its start and end dates and times, how to pre-register, and which features to expect during the beta test.

When does the MHA: Ultra Rumble closed beta start?

According to Bandai Namco, the closed beta will be from 2nd to 6th February 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm GMT. The closed beta is available for PlayStation 4 players and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility.

There has been no confirmation on whether the beta will arrive for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The publisher also mentioned that the times for the closed beta would be slightly amended and, as such, will release more information before the start of the closed beta.

Unfortunately, the closed beta will only be available in Japan, allowing 10,000 players to participate.

How to preregister for MHA: Ultra Rumble closed beta?

The publisher has released details on how they can pre-register for the closed beta test. Interested players can apply from the official website and complete the required information to pre-register.

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Bandai Namco has announced new details for its planned closed beta test for My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, starting next month. (Picture: Bandai Namco)

To participate in the closed beta, players must have a valid PlayStation Network account and a stable internet connection.

They must also agree to the Terms and Services for the closed beta, which the publisher has outlined. Once they have completed their application for the closed beta, players will be notified of their access via email.

The publisher has further revealed more details for the upcoming closed beta for its participants to follow.

  • The closed beta is subjected to emergency maintenance during the beta period, which will occur without any notice.
  • Similarly, the publisher can cancel the closed beta test without prior notice.
  • Game and player data from the closed beta will not be transferred over to the full version of the game as players are warned against selling or loaning their beta access to other players.
  • Once the beta concludes, participants must uninstall the beta application
  • Any person who violates the ToS will have their access revoked until the closed beta ends
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Interested players can pre-register now for MHA: Ultra Rumble's closed beta. (Picture: Bandai Namco)

Pre-registration is available now until 28th January 2022 at 9 am GMT. Registered players will be notified of their successful application on 31st January 2022.

What to expect from MHA: Ultra Rumble closed beta?

Bandai Namco has released a list of fighters from the manga and anime properties in the closed beta.

The playable characters they will have access to are the following:

  • Izuku Midoriya
  • Katsuki Bakugo
  • Ochaco Uraraka
  • Shoto Todoroki
  • Tsuyu Asui
  • Cementless
  • All Might
  • Mt. Lady
  • Tomura Shigaraki
  • Dabi
  • Himiko Toga
  • Mr Compress

MHA: Ultra Rumble will feature a few gameplay mechanics to test out during the closed beta. In the battle royale mode, each character has a designated ability or a "Quirk!" that influences the character's offence, support and disruption skills.

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The manga's protagonist, Izuku Midoriya, is one of the playable characters available during the closed beta. (Picture: Bandai Namco)

These "Quirks" are enhanced by collecting Skill cards found across the stage. These skill cards will vary from each character as players will need to determine which skills will strengthen and support the team during matches.

They will split into two teams, Heroes and Villains, with allocated objectives to complete. These objectives will see players either saving citizens or preventing the opposing team from protecting the citizens.

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Players can either save citizens or halt the opposing team from saving them. (Picture: Bandai Namco)

A release date for MHA: Ultra Rumble has yet to be announced by Banda Namco as of writing.

We expect more information on the upcoming battle royale game as we approach the closed beta test period.


Featured image courtesy of Bandai Namco.