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Why You Shouldn't Register for the My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble Beta

It's best to patiently wait for the official release of MHA Ultra Rumble.

January 19, 2022

Bandai Namco has now officially announced My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble, coming to PS4, PC, Xbox, and Switch, with a PS4 Beta Test happening soon, but you might reconsider signing up for it.

My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble is the first battle royale for the series, and a free-to-play game. Hence why Bandai Namco announced a Beta Test to try out the servers. However, the Beta Test will only be conducted in Japan, which poses several problems.

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Why you shouldn’t get in the My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble PS4 Beta Test

While you can easily register for the Ultra Rumble Beta Test by google translating the registration page, Bandai Namco has mentioned the Test is only open to Japanese residents. This is nothing unusual, and this clause is always included in Japanese Beta Tests.

What matters is whether it will be enforced or not. And we’ll only know on the first day of the Beta Test. Even if you’re picked for the Beta, it’s possible it’ll be region-locked to Japan and you won’t be able to connect to the servers.

When is the My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble Beta Test?

The official site for Ultra Rumble announced the Beta is planned for February 2 to 6, with the servers open from 7 PM to 1 AM JST. This schedule is subject to change.

Don’t try getting in if you can’t speak Japanese

Remember the main objective of a Beta isn’t to have fun with the game before anyone else. But to stress test the servers, check the game’s balance and help out the developers polish it for release. It’s likely Bandai Namco will regularly ask players to submit surveys, and if you can’t fill them it’s best to leave your spot to someone who can.

Furthermore, My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble is a team battle royale game. Communicating with your teammates will make it a much better experience. The Beta Test won’t be worthwhile for you or for the developers if you don’t speak Japanese.

Over 25 minutes of MHA Ultra Rumble gameplay

Japanese players could report you

Even worse, you’ll probably annoy your Japanese teammates. Worst case scenario, players could report you. I’ve already seen this happen in Japan-only games and Beta Tests: Japanese players reporting on sight any player they spot speaking English. Don’t believe the generalization myth that Japanese people are all extremely nice and polite. That’s definitely not true on the internet, and places like 4chan are child play when compared to the toxicity of anonymous Japanese message boards.

Is there a My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble release date?

Bandai Namco did not announce a release date for the game yet either in Japan or in the West. We’ll have to wait until the Beta Test ends for further news.

At the end of the day, it’s best to wait patiently for a Western release. What do you think? Tell us in the comments!

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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