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Tekken 8 online content scheduled to be unavailable during upcoming maintenance period tomorrow

The official Tekken Twitter account has announced that Tekken 8's servers will be temporarily offline tomorrow for maintenance. This period will begin at 7 p.m. PDT / 10 p.m. EDT and persist for an unknown span of time.

As expected, online content will be unavailable throughout this process. Once Tekken 8's servers are back up, there will apparently be new items added to the Tekken Shop.

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Only The Best 2024 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Only The Best is back in action for 2024 and will be happening in Torino, Italy.

Notable players attending include TM|Arslan Ash, KDF|Ulsan, KDF|Mulgold, FATE|Jodd, BIG|Sephiblack, KDF|CBM, Dragons|Raef, Liquid|Shadows20z, RZ|Kaneandtrench, Zando, Fitizen, SYG|Garnet, GL|Tetsu, Liquid|Qudans, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, ONi|TigerPop, Oplon|Skyll, GG|Tibetano, PdM|Sonic-san, Socky, DEUS|Kalak, HG|Danielmado, Fergus, LOK|Sorani, PataChu, Arefu, Dudeakoff, XiT|Shirdel, RIZE|NeonKay64 and many more.

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Tekken 8, Elden Ring and more included in PlayStation free online weekend plus fighting game sales in Sony's Mid-Year Deals

Every console now requires users to pay an extra subscription to play online, but there's still some exceptions to let them go in for free.

Bandai Namco is currently running a free online multiplayer weekend on PlayStation at the same time Sony recently kicked off their Mid-Year Deals with some good fighting game sales.

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Only The Best 2024's Tekken 8 character usage stats reveals how the meta is shaping up after the 1.05 patch

Patch version 1.05 for Tekken 8 was released over a week ago. This ended up being a major update that applied changes, many of which were impactful, to every character.

With that in mind, Only The Best 2024's Tekken 8 tournament provides us with a good opportunity to gauge how the meta is shaping up after the balance adjustments. Needless to say, looking at the top 32 character usage stats provided us with some interesting insights.

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DreamHack Summer 2024 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

DreamHack Summer is back in the fighting game community eye and will be taking place in its customary locale of Jönköping, Sweden.

Notalbe players participating include DRX|Knee, VARREL|Rangchu, NIP|Phenom, KDF|Meo-IL, GG|Xian, BST|Fuudo, FLY|Punk, BST|Daigo, KDF|Ulsan, Falcons|NL, KDF|CBM, Navi|Kkokkoma, KC|JDCR, Falcon|JoKa, HB|Kawano, G8S|Pugera, Moist|JAK, ZETA|Double, DRX|Infested, Liquid|Shadow20z, BIG|Sephiblack, Mouz|Problem X, C9|Lexx, Mouz|EndingWalker, FaZe|Joey Fury, NASR|BigBird, VARREL|Ao, DFM|Nauman, Rikemansbarnet, PAR|JoeCrush, Dragons|Raef, RB|Anakin, KSG|Xiao Hai, mYi|Kirakira, T1|Edge, Liquid|Nephew, RB|Bonchan, KC|Kilzyou, FATE|Jodd, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, Guild|Takamura, CAG|Go1, Liquid|Qudans, GG|Tibetano, TM|NoahTheProdigy, GL|Tetsu, Akainu, DFM|Itabashi Zangief, Popibluebeast, TSM|Leffen, Imstilldadaddy, though there are of course many more as well.

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Over half of top 64 in Tekken 8 used at least 1 of 8 characters at DreamHack Summer 2024

The Summer season is basically here now and so is the season for big fighting game tournaments taking place all over the globe on a near weekly basis again.

DreamHack Summer 2024 is another such big major going down this weekend as an Esports World Cup 2024 qualifying event along with a prize pool of $50,000 in Tekken 8 gathering a bunch of the top talent, so let's see how and who is performing the best.

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Tekken 8 Director Katsuhiro Harada asks fans to vote on 8 ladies not currently in the game

The Tekken franchise now has 30 years of history to pull from with characters unique to every era, and of course not all of them come back to the roster in subsequent games.

Longtime Tekken Project Director Katsuhiro Harada celebrated his 54th birthday today, and for part of the occasion, he asked fans about 8 of the ladies not currently present in Tekken 8.

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Tekken 8 version 1.05 patch notes released

Patch 1.05 for Tekken 8 is scheduled to be released tomorrow. As such, Bandai Namco has released patch notes for the upcoming update.

This is a pretty massive update that applies balance adjustments to a bunch of characters. Of those that have received changes, Jun and Kazuya probably received the most changes with this latest update.

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New crossover lore shared for Tekken by Katsuhiro Harada after Terry and Mai were announced for Street Fighter 6

Fighting game stories and worlds are becoming a bit more convoluted again with crossovers now a common occurrence where some are directly canon while others remain vague at best.

Years before Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui were announced for Street Fighter 6, a couple icons from Capcom and SNK appeared in a different mainline fighter with Tekken 7, and one of them just got a fun new bit of crossover lore attached to them.

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Super Tournament 2024 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Super Tournament 2024 is happening this weekend in Seoul, South Korea.

Notable players participating include THY|Chikurin, DRX|LowHigh, Yamasa|Nobi, DRX|Knee, VARREL|Rangchu, Ibushigin|Tororo, PGW|Ren, DRX|Chanel, Liquid|Shadow20z, Ibushigin|Tyurara, KDF|CBM, VIT|JeonDDing, KDF|Mulgold, ZETA|Double, VARREL|Ao, Navi|Kkokkoma, Talon|Book, KDF|Ulsan, EGO|Sanakan, Verix, VARREL|Pinya, KDF|Meo-IL, FATE|Khan, DRX|Infested, HG|Danielmado and many more.

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Bandai Namco releases Tekken 8 changes ahead of 1.05 patch notes

We've known since May that Tekken 8 will be receiving yet another patch update here in June, and while we're still awaiting the official 1.05 patch to roll out along with its patch notes, Bandai Namco did release a string of X posts revealing a handful of the specific goals they have for said patch.

It's no secret that Katsuhiro Harada and his team are plugged into the Tekken community and actively try to hear out the requests from the game's player base, and it seems that's the the theme for this patch as it "will address issues that are often brought up by our players." Said patch is slated to roll out on June 11th at 6:30 p.m. PDT.

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Only 4 characters didn't see play in the top 64 for Tekken 8 at the stacked DreamHack Dallas 2024 event

Fighting game tournament season is now fully underway, and although it wasn't quite as large in scale as Combo Breaker last weekend, DreamHack Dallas 2024 was almost just as stacked with world-level talent.

Now that the action has wrapped up for the Esports World Cup qualifier event, we've gone through and gathered the full characters stats for Tekken 8 at the major event.

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DreamHack Dallas 2024 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

DreamHack Dallas 2024 is happening this weekend and it'll obviously be taking place in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

Notable players attending include Bandits|MenaRD, PBE|AK, TM|Arslan Ash, THY|Chikurin, FNATIC|Chris Wong, G8S|Gachikun, NASR|AngryBird, SR|NuckleDu, DRX|Knee, FLY|Punk, Falcons|JoKa, BST|Fuudo, FLY|TempestNYC, Mouz|Problem X, Falcons|Farzeen, Talon|Book, Vitality|JeonDDing, KDF|CBM, KC|JDCR, Varrel|Rangchu, VSPO|DCQ, Mouz|EndingWalker, Falcons|Atif, RB|Anakin, FaZe|Joey Fury, C9|JB, HB|Kawano, Liquid|Shadow20z, Yamasa|Nobi, Dragons|Raef, Navi|Kkokkoma, Falcons|NL, NASR|BigBird, C9|Lexx, Zeta|Double, Bandits|Caba, Talon|HotDog29, KDF|Mulgold, BC|LordKnight, DualKevin, TM|OilKing, Liquid|Nephew, NIP|Phenom, FATE|Jodd, DRX|Infested, Varrel|Ao, Supernoon, Stride|MuteAce, Kanme|Elsa, Mister Crimson, VSPO|Zhen, Stride|Shadic, Kilzyou, BlueSkyGuyBSG, DG|KingGambler, Defiant, QoR|2eZ, STG|Vyletz, Moist|Hotashi, Silent and many more.

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Controller issue seemingly changes outcome of match and causes chaos during Tekken 8 event at DreamHack Dallas 2024

DreamHack Dallas 2024 is the big tournament that's been happening this weekend. For Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8, this is a particularly important event as DreamHack Dallas 2024 serves as a qualifier event for the Esports World Cup, a major tournament with a $1,000,000 prize pool for both games that's taking place later this year in Riyadh.

KC|JDCR was a potential favorite to win the whole thing as he was seeded at 17 for the event. He no doubt had a tough match up ahead of him in the top 64 on the winners side upon facing off with PBE|AK, the seed 1 competitor.

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Arslan Ash's recent funny PS1 controller reaction shows back up on a backpack right in front of the Tekken champion himself

What truly makes the fighting game community come to life is the people and players who show up to put in the work — or at least bring the fun factor to events.

We recently witnessed Tekken triple crown champion TM|Arslan Ash become something of a meme himself for his reaction captured at Combo Breaker 2024, which was apparently taken to the next level this weekend at DreamHack Dallas 2024.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 2024 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Battle Arena Melbourne is back in action and as always it'll be taking place in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Notable players attending include Rohto|Tokido, DRX|LowHigh, RB|Bonchan, GG|Xian, DFM|John Takeuchi, KDF|Ulsan, DRX|Chanel, DFM|John Takeuchi, Varrel|Mago, BC|Tachikawa, R!OT|ROF, Somniac, Freeser, Rumours, Watanabe, Yagami and many more.

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Tekken 8 hangs on for NPD top seller charts in April while Mortal Kombat 1's hot streak finally comes to an end

Major fighting game releases have been finding themselves some strong reception and sales figures in recent years, even among the wider gaming landscape.

The NPD Group / Circana just released their video game sales rankings for the month of April 2024 that features some notable inclusions and exclusions in the realm of fighters.

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