Tekken 8 DLC characters: Season 1 confirmed & leaked fighters

Aryan Singh
Jin in Tekken 8Bandai Namco

Tekken 8 has a roster featuring 32 fighters, with a mixture of both new and old characters. The game is confirmed to receive post-launch characters as well, so here’s everything we know so far about the Tekken 8 DLC characters, including the confirmed and leaked fights for Season 1.

Tekken 8 has ushered in a new era for the iconic franchise. Bandai Namco’s 3D fighting game enjoyed a successful release as players dived into everything the game has to offer, including its story campaign, Arcade Quest mode, and of course, Ranked Battle.

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Despite having a packed roster at launch, the devs have confirmed that additional playable characters will be arriving just months after release. These characters will arrive as paid DLC or as part of the Season Pass.

With this in mind, here’s everything we know so far about the Tekken 8 DLC characters.

Tekken 8 Season 1 DLC expected release window

Tekken 8 Season 1 DLC will be released starting Spring 2024 up until Winter 2024. The release schedule for the DLC was revealed near the end of the Tekken 8 Opening Movie cinematic.

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During the season, players can expect to receive four new playable characters.

How to get Tekken 8 DLC characters

To get Tekken 8 DLC characters, you’ll have to purchase the Season Pass from the digital store of your platform. We don’t yet know if you will be able to purchase the character individually, but we’ll keep you updated with the pricing and details once they’re released.

You can also get the DLC by purchasing the game’s Deluxe Edition or Ultimate Edition, which comes bundled with the Season 1 Pass.

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Confirmed Tekken 8 DLC 1 characters

eddy in tekken 8Bandai Namco
Eddy Gordo will be the first Tekken 8 DLC character.

Only Eddy Gordo has been confirmed as a Season 1 DLC character for Tekken 8. The Capoeira Fighter is a series regular and has appeared in every game since Tekken 3.

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His inclusion into Tekken 8’s roster seems natural considering his beginner-friendly nature and unique fighting style. Eddy Gordo will arrive in Tekken 8 sometime during Spring 2024.

Tekken 8 leaked DLC 1 characters

Leaks from different sources have provided players with a glimpse at some of the characters coming as part of Tekken 8 Season 1 DLC.

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One of these leaks came in the form of an accidental upload on Bandai Namco’s official YouTube channel. This led to speculation of Josie Rizal being a DLC character for Tekken 8.

Other leaks emerged in the form of a Deluxe Edition listing, and information from a dataminer which supposedly revealed all Season 1 DLC characters. According to the leaks, the characters are:

  • Armor King
  • Anna Williams
  • Fahkumram 
  • Lidia Sobieska
  • Marduk

That was everything we know so far about the Tekken 8 Season 1 DLC. We’ll be sure to update this article once more information arrives.

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Until then, check out our other Tekken 8 guides:

Who is Azucena in Tekken 8? New character details, stage, trailer, more | Will Tekken 8 be on Xbox Game Pass? | Will Tekken 8 have crossplay? PC, PlayStation & Xbox cross-progression details I Tekken 8 pre-order bonuses: All editions & prices | Will Tekken 8 be on PS4 & Xbox One? | Will Tekken 8 be on Nintendo Switch?

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Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in EA Sports FC and single-player titles. He gathered experience in various fields of journalism before joining CharlieIntel in August 2023. When he isn't busy with another playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas, Aryan can be found stressing over football. You can contact him at [email protected].