Guilty Gear Strive Open Beta Test for PS4/PS5 with 13 Characters, Training Mode, and More

Check out who is eligible for the beta test and when it'll happen here
By on February 5, 2021

Arc System Works has announced its next open beta test for their upcoming flagship game, Guilty Gear Strive.

The press release announced that the beta will take place from 7pm PST on February 18 to 6:59am on February 21st on both PS4 and PS5.

The OBT will come with Versus, Dojo, and Network modes. The Versus mode will allow you to play against another player or against the CPU. Dojo mode will give us a peek at the tutorial and the standard training mode will be made available. Finally, the Network Mode will allow players to fight each other around the world with their newly implemented rollback netcode. The beta will also display ping and rollback frames to help you see how well the connection is doing. The team is actively asking for feedback on the quality of the netcode but ask to note the ping and rollback numbers to help them analyze any issues.

The announcement also notes that 13 out of the 15 confirmed characters will be available to play. It is confirmed that Anji and the unannounced 15th character won’t be playable for this beta test.

The players who have preordered the digital version of Guilty Gear Strive on PS4 or PS5 will be able to play 1 day early.

For the full press release information, you can visit their OBT announcement page here.

See their official press release below:

Rolling Hills Estates, California – February 5th, 2021 – Arc System Works America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Guilty Gear -Strive- Open Beta Test (OBT) will be available on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 from 7:00pm PST on February 18th to 6:59am PST on February 21st. Players who pre-order the game digitally will be able to download the Open Beta one day early on February 17th at 10:00am PST, and start playing from 7:00pm PST.

For more information about OBT, visit:

Available Modes:
Versus – Play against the CPU or another player.
Dojo – Tutorial and Training modes will be playable.
Network – Play against others from across the globe.
Additional Details:
OBT will feature 13 playable characters.
An online connection is required to play offline modes.
PlayStation Plus is not required to play the Open Beta online modes.

About Guilty Gear™ -Strive-
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 groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. Guilty Gear -Strive- will be coming on April 9th, 2021 to PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and Steam®.

For more information, visit the Guilty Gear™ -Strive- website at:

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