[UPDATE] King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition Beta Extended Until September 6, Now Open to Pre-Orders

By on August 28, 2013 at 9:16 am


UPDATE – The closed beta is now open to anyone who has pre-ordered King of Fighters XIII on Steam, so restart your client and check it out!

In an effort to get the game out in the best state possible, SNK Playmore have announced that the closed beta for the King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition will be extended until September 6. They will be giving away more beta keys on their KOF-i Facebook page as well as rolling out a new update for the beta.

Fixes in beta v.5 are focused mostly on improving the netcode as well as addressing some UI issues. We have a complete list of the fixes below.

  • Korean text fix in the Command List explanation screen
  • Netcode quality improved
  • Delay icons in room search and lobbies should be more accurate now (also, no more speaker icons)
  • LK+HP macro should be working now

King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition is scheduled for release on September 13.

Source: Steam Community Forums via Dream Cancel

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  • Exy

    Why does anyone bother posting beta codes naked on a public page? They’re all gone minutes after posting, and the ones linked here are hours old.

  • Thiago Ramos

    I found weird, i bought the game already over steam and at the start SNK said they would have a limited keys. Me as a buyer didnt recive one at all. Kind of lame.

  • J.D SRK

    Fuck, I guess I aint getting keys this time either.
    How can I get one that doesn’t require to see the post 20 seconds after posted :'(

  • Yan Zhao

    Glad to see they are still improving the netcode. Really want more people playing this.

  • O. G. King Haggard

    Important thing is the beta is given an extra week or so. This way the release net code might be improved even further.

  • Unemployment Master

    Guess no beta for me…

  • Richard N

    Is 20 more people really going to help them with them with solidfying the code that much. If anything I say they still need a couple hundred or so more. But hey….

  • Carlos Alvarez Bailleres

    How on earth are they gonna extend the beta period and not postpone the release date?

  • fermented

    If any of you guys preordered the game, open up your Steam account now! They just opened up the beta to everyone who preordered. 😀

    • Louis Lam

      Is it still available if you preorder now?

      • Mash Harder

        I wouldn’t suggest pre-ordering just to beta test their netcode for them.

        • locazo87

          And who are you?

          • Mash Harder

            Way to be offended guy.

            I’m saying you should pre-order because you don’t have it on console, or for some other reason than to beta test netcode that could just as easily suck come launch.

            I have it on console already so it makes no sense for me to pre-order on the off chance that they get it right.

            Wait and see is the smart decision.

      • locazo87

        Yeah Its available to all preorders.

    • Sucks to be broke at this moment…it really sucks :_(


  • TheBlackRabbit

    ZOOP ZOOP ZOOP ZOOP, wait…this isn’t mahvel…it’s KOF 13 ! Woot

  • Los Illuminados

    a wise decision by SNKP.

  • Amer1ka

    I really want to see how good the netcode is now. I didn’t pick it up before because of the netcode and if it ends up being pretty good then I will make yet another PC fighting game purchase.

  • Cave_Tactics

    LK+HP macro should be working now