After its announcement at EVO 2017 and several location tests throughout the latter half of 2017, Icons: Combat Arena will finally enter a closed beta by the start of 2018. Originally slated for Fall of 2017, beta testing for Icons was pushed back to allow for further refinements to the game's mechanics and netcode.
Wavedash Games has announced that the beta will roll out slowly over the coming weeks. By the end of 2017, the first wave of 500 invites will be sent out to players who filled out surveys at location tests throughout the year. More invites will be sent out throughout early 2018 to people who sign up through Icons' website. The closed beta will initially be restricted to North America, though it will later expand to include Europe and other regions.