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Players warned against playing cracked Tekken 8 network test

Tekken players have been warned against playing a cracked version of the recently released Closed Network Test.

The test, which is now in its second phase, was quickly data mined and cracked by some players, allowing them to play the game beyond the intended testing time.

A message from the Bandai Namco Esportswitter account read: “We have noticed that some players have accessed the Tekken 8 Closed Network Test (CNT) and played the game beyond the closed test period. Such actions breach the terms of service and the Tekken World Tour code of conduct. Also, the unauthorized download or distribution of the game is illegal.

“Please note that any player found to have access to the CNT without authorization may be deemed ineligible for the upcoming Tekken World Tour and other official tournaments. Your cooperation in preserving the fairness and competitive integrity of our competition is highly valued.”

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The Tekken 8 Closed Network Test was also the source of a partial leak of the game’s full roster. 

That’s thanks to Cheat Engine, a PC application that allows players to manipulate their games via various community-made scripts.

Now, according to several Tekken community Discords, running Cheat Engine in the recently released Tekken 8 Closed Network Test has given players a look at what appears to be a partially complete roster for the game.

Tekken 8 was officially announced in September 2022 during a PlayStation State of Play livestream.

While a release date still hasn’t been confirmed, the game is planned for release on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC via Steam.