Yes boys and girls, it's true... Blade & Soul has just announced that the first ever western Closed Beta Test will be held on October 30th!
Get your energy drinks, chips/crisps and cancel all your plans - because you'll be busy that weekend! :D

The beta weekends will all run from Friday at 10am PDT to Monday at 10pm PDT.

Weekend 1: Oct 30–Nov 2 [NA servers]
Weekend 2: Nov 13–16 [EU servers]
Weekend 3: Nov 24–30 [EU servers]
Weekend 4: Dec 11–14 [EU servers]
Weekend 5: Dec 18–21 [EU servers]

If players don’t purchase a Founder’s Pack there will limited opportunities to gain access through the official beta signup on the Blade & Soul website. We’ll also have additional chances through beta code giveaways via official Blade & Soul social channels, as well as offers from participating partners—stay tuned for more info!
Also be sure to watch our livestream September 9 at 10am PDT over on for more info on the closed beta, and what to expect while testing.

Thursday 10/8 @ 12 PM CET
Thursday 10/15 @ 6 PM CET
Thursday 10/22 @ 6 PM CET
Thursday 10/29 @ 12 PM CET

For those wondering - 10 AM PDT is 5 PM GMT (UK) and 6 PM Central European Time.