"Where/How do I sign up for the Technical Alpha?
As of November 14th 2019, players are no longer able to sign up for the technical alpha as we are preparing for our upcoming Closed Beta tests, we will continue to send invitations to players who have already signed up for the alpha until all sign ups have had the opportunity to play.
“I’ve signed up but haven’t been invited. How come?”
We really appreciate our players are eager to participate in the Bleeding Edge technical alpha, and we’re working as hard as we can to make sure the game is the best it can be for everyone to enjoy!
Your survey answers and location are what we’re using to create groups of players for our play tests.
In other words, we’re starting with controlled groups of players in each region to make sure our online services are as solid as they can be. Whilst this means we can’t invite everyone at the start, it does mean you’ll get a much better experience when you’re selected to play!
“When will you be adding more people?”
We will be consistently adding more players and regions throughout the technical alpha. We really appreciate that so many people want to play.
“When do the tests happen?”
Presently we hold weekly tests every Thursday. If you are invited, we will send you an email which includes your local testing time as we provide online services located for different regions around the world. As Bleeding Edge is in tech alpha, the test times could change but this will always be communicated out to the players.
“How long does the alpha last for?”
The Bleeding Edge technical alpha will continue to run for the foreseeable future, with weekly tests and more users being added as and when we can guarantee the best possible experience for everyone.
“When is the technical alpha coming to PC?”
We added PC to the technical alpha in October, all players already invited to the alpha can now play on Windows 10.
“Can I stream the game?”
The Bleeding Edge technical alpha is under NDA meaning no content from the game can be captured or distributed - this includes screenshots, streaming, and videos. We do however encourage players to discuss their experiences in as much detail as they like on any platform.
“Why didn't I receive a code?"
When we announced Bleeding Edge at E3 we distributed some promotional codes to people who visited our booth and played Bleeding Edge at E3. These codes are entirely promotional and are not required to play in the technical alpha.
We do not give out codes via email as part of an invitation to the technical alpha.
If you receive an email from the Bleeding Edge team saying that you’ve been invited to the tech alpha, then your Xbox Live is already good to go. Head over to the Xbox Insider Hub to get the game and start playing!