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Mario Strikers: Battle League Beta: How to Get Access

Mario Strikers: Battle League will hold an open beta this weekend.
Mario Strikers: Battle League will hold an open beta this weekend. / Courtesy of Nintendo

Mario Strikers: Battle League is hosting an online multiplayer beta this coming weekend in an abundance of one-hour time slots, and it's open to anyone who cares to join in.

To sign up for the beta, all you'll need to do is head to the Nintendo Switch eShop and download the game's demo, which is already available. That demo will allow you to play through the game's tutorial and get a handle on its mechanics in advance of the multiplayer beta windows.

Mario Strikers: Battle League Beta Schedule

The open beta will be open for players to matchmake into one another in the following windows, all in Eastern Time:

  • Friday, June 3, 11 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday June 4, 7-8 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 4, 3-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 4, 11 p.m. to midnight
  • Sunday, June 5, 7-8 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 5, 3-4 p.m.

During the beta, players will be able to form a team with up to one other player before being matched against opponents.

Mario Strikers: Battle League is the third game in the Strikers series, following 2005's first installation and the sequel from 2007. It's slated for full release June 10.