'Jump Force' Open Beta Announced: Dates, Characters and More

Bandai Namco's latest fighting game, Jump Force , is coming in February but an open beta will take place next week to test out the online gameplay before fans can dive into the anime action.

From January 18-20, players can download the Jump Force Open Beta client and hop into fights against other players around the world.

Bandai Namco announced most of the details over on its Twitter page, but if you've missed out here's all the information you need to prepare for the upcoming weekend of the Jump Force beta.

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'Jump Force' is coming in 2019 Bandai Namco


The Jump Force open beta will be split into four three-hour sessions. During this time, players will be able to hop online to face off against other players. This beta will likely not have any single-player content, but the lobby will be available.

Here are the four sessions for the Jump Force open beta.

Session 1

Friday, January 18 at 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST

Session 2

Saturday, January 19 at 12:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. EST

Session 3

Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Session 4

Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST


Bandai Namco announced that there will be five stages available during the Jump Force open beta; however, which locations will be in the open beta were not revealed.

As for the playable characters, players will be able to try out a whopping 17 fighters. Here's the list of fighters available during the Jump Force open beta.

  • Goku
  • Naruto
  • Frieza
  • Vegeta
  • Sasuke
  • Luffy
  • Zolo
  • Ichigo
  • Rukia
  • Blackbeard
  • Kenshiro
  • Yusuke
  • Toguro
  • Pegasus Seiya
  • Gon
  • Hisoka
  • Kenshin

Be one of the first to defend the Earth with Goku, Luffy, Naruto and many more of your favorite manga characters in our JUMP FORCE Open Beta for Xbox One and PS4! #JUMPFORCE Open Beta runs from Jan. 18th - Jan 20th. UNITE TO FIGHT! pic.twitter.com/VJCt0JcuQn

— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) January 10, 2019

This will be the largest group of playable characters in a Jump Force demo yet. Currently, there are more than 30 fighters included in Jump Force.

Besides the ones listed above, the Jump Force roster will include: Asta, Deku, Makoto from Rurouni Kenshin, Ryo, Yugi Muto, Cell, Piccolo,, Aizen, Sanji, Sabo, Killua and Kurapika from Hunter x Hunter, Dragon Shiryu from Saint Seiya. Trunks, Boa Hancock, and Renji Abarai.

Jump Force will release on February 15 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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