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Zenless Zone Zero beta and public beta tester recruitment news

Here's what you missed in the last ZZZ beta test, the start and end times for every CBT, and whether a post-launch beta program is coming.

Zenless Zone Zero beta: one ZZZ character with a massive metal fan crouchs in a ready position

When was the Zenless Zone Zero beta? The latest gacha offering from HoYoverse is an urban fantasy adventure unlike either Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail. It stands to reason that you might want to find out if it’s to your liking ahead of its release date. That’s where beta periods come in.

As the Zenless Zone Zero release date draws near, HoYoverse granted us a glimpse at the initial line-up of Zenless Zone Zero characters and story via the Zenless Zone Zero beta. Otherwise known as the ZZZ Amplifying Test, the gacha game‘s final CBT period went live earlier this year. Here’s the lowdown on every Zenless Zone Zero closed beta that ran prior to launch, and whether a beta recruitment program is on the way for future versions.

Zenless Zone Zero beta dates

Zenless Zone Zero has had three closed beta tests prior to its release. The final ZZZ beta went live on Thursday, April 18 and ended on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 to coincide with the release date announcement.

The first ZZZ beta test, otherwise known as the Tuning Test (CBT1), consisted of a small-scale weekend test that ran from Friday, August to Monday, August 8, 2022. This was followed by the month-long Equalizing Test (CBT2) over a year later, which commenced on Friday, November 24 and concluded on Sunday, December 24, 2023. Now that we know the Zenless Zone Zero launch date, we don’t expect any further pre-releases beta periods following the conclusion of the Amplifying Test (CBT3).

An image telling people that invites for the ZZZ beta have been sent out.

How to sign up to the ZZZ beta

Sign-ups for the Zenless Zone Zero beta are now closed. Invites were sent out ahead of the final beta’s start date, and we don’t expect a further beta between now and launch.

It’s possible that a Zenless Zone Zero beta test recruitment program will become available after launch. This will allow selected participants to access confidential beta tests of upcoming versions. This is a common practice in HoYoverse’s gacha games, and we expect ZZZ to have an equivalent to Genshin Impact’s Pioneer Program or Honkai Star Rail’s Galaxy Explorer Program.

If a long-term beta tester program does materialize, players may need to complete a survey or sign-up form to become eligible. Check back after the Zenless Zone Zero release date to catch up with post-launch beta news. It’s important to note that all of your data will be wiped once these tests end, so don’t get too attached to your progress in these builds.

And that’s everything you need to know about the Zenless Zones Zero beta. Be sure to brush up on the ZZZ system requirements so you don’t run into any hardware hiccups at launch. We also recommend you check out the Zenless Zone Zero banners you can expect at launch and beyond, as well as our ZZZ tier list to help you decide who to pull first.