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How to play Tekken Ball within Tekken 8

Tekken Ball is one of the all-time favorite modes in the game.

The Tekken Ball is one of the most popular mini-games in the Tekken franchise. It made its debut with Tekken 3 in 1998 but will also return in Tekken 8. Here’s all you need to know about Tekken Ball in 2024.

How to Play Tekken Ball in Tekken 8?

Tekken 8 is a mini-game that puts you and your opponent in a unique battle. First released with Tekken 3 in 1998, the game mode made a comeback with Tekken Tag Tournament and now in Tekken 8.

The goal of the game is to defeat your opponent in one of two ways. You can either land the ball in your opponent’s area of the court or directly hit your opponent with the ball. Either of these two outcomes means you will have won.

  1. Land the ball in the opponent’s court
  2. Hit your opponent with the Ball

There are further nuances to Tekken ball. For example, you can change the pace and strength of the ball by charging it. The more charge a ball contains, the faster it moves and the more damage it deals. At maximum charge, the ball will appear as if on fire. If the ball hits an opponent while fully charged, it will burn the opponent as well. 

What else do I need to know before playing Tekken Ball?

Red Bull hosted a Tekken Ball tournament in January 2024.
Red Bull hosted a Tekken Ball tournament in January 2024.

There are a few rules governing Tekken Ball in Tekken 8. All damage taken by the ball is non-recoverable. Tekken Ball is usually a slightly slower pace than the normal game mode and recoverable Health points would make the game quite long.

The game mode now has online versus capabilities. There is also a new Rage Mode during which the character releases a burst of rage energy. The ball is then pushed away from them and will track and follow the opponent. 

The damage dealt also depends on the type of balls. Traditionally the Tekken Ball has had three balls, and the ball of choice will have different speed and damage characteristics. 

Where Can I find Tekken Ball in Tekken 8?

The Tekken Fight Lounge in Tekken 8. Image Credit: Yellow Motion
The Tekken Fight Lounge in Tekken 8. Image Credit: Yellow Motion

Tekken Ball will be available in the brand-new Tekken 8 Fight Lounge in the game. The Tekken 8 Fight Lounge is a lobby where players can find new game modes and features. 

You can also meet up and interact with other Tekken 8 players in the Tekken Fight Lounge. Players can also go head to head with AI-generated data of other players’ data history. Players can try their luck against AI Ghosts that have learned from real player-life movement learned from other players’ habits and characteristics. 

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Featured Image Credit: Yellow Motion