Dragon Ball FighterZ: A New Beta, An Open Beta Announced

This past weekend, FighterZ gathered in the ring to exchange blows of Dragon Ball proportions in the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta. This was a closed beta, meaning only some lucky members of the community could participate. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, only a fraction of Dragon Ball fans who wanted to participate in it. PlayStation 4 owners were limited by invitations, while on Xbox One there were issues and lobby limitations.

The goal of the DRAGON BALL FighterZ closed beta was simply to provide a stress tests for the game servers and gather player feedback on the gameplay and its balance in order to optimize the game before its release – it was not meant to be a demo. Even so, those who were unable to participate were left disappointed.

Well, there is good news! Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced there will be a new beta in the future -an open beta! This means anyone and everyone will have the opportunity to jump into the action!

When will the open beta take place? How many playable characters will there be? Will it be on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and maybe the Nintendo Switch? The answer to all of these questions is currently unknown. As soon as we know more, we hope to let you know right here on Saiyan Island!

Update: The open beta will be in January 2018

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Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 3-vs-3 team battle fighting game in development by Arc System Works, the same developer as the acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Dragon Ball FighterZ delivers an explosive, action-packed game that combines classic 2D fighting with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are straight out of the Dragon Ball series. It will will incorporate ultra high-speed battles and various flashy moves, including Goku’s iconic Kamehameha. Dragon Ball FighterZ will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in early 2018.

  • Navok76

    “A New Beta, An Open Beta Announced” this title is too long

  • RandomShinigami7

    We already knew there would be an open beta. Didn’t we? I swear I read it sometime before…
    Anyway, I was playing on Xbox One. And that version proved to be… problematic. I only managed 4 online fights, but once they started they were largely solid. Some lag but two of the people I went up against had poor internet connection so that was to be expected. The other two worked well. The problem wasn’t actually the fights themselves, it was waiting 5 minutes or more to get into a fight. But hey, problems like these are why the beta was done in the first place, right?

  • Navok76

    Bamco said that they will compensate xbox DBF beta players by extending the beta period so be happy

  • narutobleachop

    very good news!! i didnt get invited and wanted to play!!!

  • narutobleachop

    that sounds like it was bad. they need to fix it before the open beta!!!

  • uhMayzedHD

    I’m interested in it to see if I can get that Budokai 3 experience back.

  • jshep23

    It’s nothing like Budokai 3. Check out my YouTube channel, Podcast Now. I go over it in our Tips and Tricks video

  • Goku Black

    Announced but no release date. GET TO THE POINT! I hate articles like this.

  • Vin

    Horrible servers on Xbox live. Literally spent an hour getting into a server and another two hours with 30+ minute intervals per round in what felt like a long line at disneyworld for a chibi fight club. 25 players gather around a circle in an arena and duke it out two ato a time. You can spectate, but you lose your spot.
    But while you wait there is nothing you can do but stare at yours and everyone elses avatar in some sort of charging stance. Whats worse is you have no idea what your placement is in line when waiting to get into a round.
    I know it was just a stress test but hopefully they find a way to put you into a server automatically.
    Aside from that, its a great game. The BGM is incredible and it feels balanced playing as humans like krillin. unlike xenoverse.

  • Vin

    Glad i wasnt the only one who had the same issues lol

  • Seventh

    The open beta is in January, it’s been confirmed for a while now.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Just saw Raiden gameplay in the newest injustice trailer, and black lightning as his premier skin. It should be the other way around or at least bring back static

  • Ahtma ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᴴᴱˢᴴ

    Raiden shouldn’t have been the main attraction for that and should’ve been a premier skin for Black Lightning. I was already really annoyed when they announced Sub-Zero.

  • Ahtma ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᴴᴱˢᴴ

    This looks to be a much better and intense fighting game than Budokai 3 ever was.

  • The FLASH

    Hope it’s evo tournament approved

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Indeed, though I don’t mind having just *one* mortal kombat character

  • TheSherlockHokage

    They can just write Open Beta Announced.

  • Ryumancer

    If anything, Sub-Zero shouldn’t have been that first and only *one* character. There was already an ice-themed character (Captain Cold, with Mr. Freeze as a skin). Sub-Zero was entirely useless in Injustice 2.

  • PurexedSolitude;

    If Static were in, I’d buy the game even though I’m broke as hell.

  • Mugetsu a’k’a SS4 Gohan

    Yeah like how is Raidens Super going to work for Black lightning lol

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Exactly lol

  • Anthony_weaver86

    True but injustice did have 2 lightning users in the first game

  • Anthony_weaver86

    And even though this won’t happen I would love to see spawn

  • uhMayzedHD

    It would have to look better Budokai came out on the PS2 era
    Yeah it more intense than Budokai series but this have Budokai series vibe to it that’s what a lot people got just by looking at the trailer.

    Is it going be better than Budokai series that’s going to be the question

  • uhMayzedHD

    I good fam.

  • gogeta207

    2018???? that long time if u ask me i didnt get lucky with closed one that bullshi*

  • Navok76

    Open beta in 2018 = more character and better performance

  • Navok76

    So saitama vs Jiran death battle became a thing in youtube comments
    But i still can’t decide who wins until i see more skills for Jiren though

  • Jb

    It’s definitely better than Budokai and burst limit (which to me was the best of those budokai-like games). While I didn’t get to play it online due to whatever was happening with my lobby, I did play with all the available characters and they feel like better versions of themselves from budokai (except trunks, he’s kind of weird). The beam clashing is gone though (or at least I could never get into one with the cpu, which kind of sux.

    All in all I’d say it’s a pretty good game so far, aside from stress issues. Hell they even made Golden Frieza run out leaving Frieza exhausted after a certain amount of time, so they’d done a good job paying attention to detail.

  • Ahtma ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᴴᴱˢᴴ

    FighterZ from what I understand is probably one of the best DB fighting games ever released.

  • D. Alexandre

    is it gonna be the same as guilty gear ? do i have to pre order or have ps plus to play the demo when its release ? becouse thats a bullshit , not the game , its just if i have to pre order the game its the same thing as paying for a demo , i wanna buy the game in CD not on ps store , i just hope that the demo be free , without any condictions

  • Marpolo13

    Currently unknown before that update? Need to research a little more. We knew well before this beta that they had planned a closed beta for now and an open beta for January. While it doesn’t change the answer this is not new news. In fact, it’s months old…

  • Uchiha Madara

    true!

  • Goku Black

    It wasn’t posted when the article was up.

  • Seventh

    Bandai Namco made a statement about it after the Gamesc0m trailer.

  • uhMayzedHD

    I gotta play it to see if it is up there

  • uhMayzedHD

    I will see when I get to play it.

  • *Trafalgar D. Water Law*

    DBZF is pretty fun I enjoyed it. Its for sure beginner friendly

  • *Trafalgar D. Water Law*

    Im sure it will be

  • Point_Blank

    I won’t eve bother.
    Youtubers that get to play it on events like E3 and that sometimes don’t even pay for it, get the multiple BETAS and us the common(True Fans) don’t get to play it until release…Now, guess what?!… I honestly don’t care about this game anymore. I may get it on sale in 2019(if so). If you release a BETA is either for EVERYONE or NOBODY, period.
    Yes! This is me complaining about not getting the BETA voucher of Dragon Ball FigtherZ. F IT!

  • Ryumancer

    People really need to stop with these annoying-ass OPM/Dragonball matchups. -_-

  • Anthony_weaver86

    I love Saitama he is an inspiration, but I don’t think he is universal buster. It was somewhat hinted he was a above solar system buster tho but, we dont know the extent of his true power

  • Anthony_weaver86

    At least it’s nothing like Naruto/Dragonball match ups, those are ridiculously retarded

  • Anthony_weaver86

    For those who saw Raiden/Black lightning gameplay, if you could give black lightning his own super move what would it be?

  • Ryumancer

    I’d have to say One Piece/Dragonball matchups are THE worst.

  • Ryumancer

    You underestimate the desperation of OPtards. I’ve seen some of them actually use Battle Stadium D.O.N. as a source for their arguments. XD

  • Ryumancer

    He lacks any credible feats. And yet so many idiots foolishly put him in a cross-fictional fight against established fictional heavyweights.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    …….you’re right that is the worst, sigh 8 think anime fans are the worst, compare to others

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Well I can understand as to why they think he is up against the likes of ssb, it’s due to him not showing off his real power. In DB we always know the extent to Goku and the other fighters. Saitama never been serious in a fight so ppl believe he is above universal. Though he has shown a lot of feats such as his speed, durability, stamina, and even reaction. But we haven’t seen him pull off something like Goku feats or superman

  • It’ll probably be a free open beta; GG Rev 2 also had the same so I doubt it would be any different, especially when they have already done a closed beta.

  • Navok76

    i know right, but do you know what’s worse? Ben 10 vs Goku match 60% of ppl say Ben 10 can beat goku with alien x, That’s unbelievable!!

  • Ryumancer

    Agreed. Ben 10 isn’t even a true classic superhero. He’s one of those arrogant punk-ass new-age wannabes. In certain cases, I’d prefer Kevin 11 over Ben 10. At least Kevin has redemption arcs and stuff like that. Ben is just an arrogant prick for the sake of being an arrogant prick.

    Hell, instead of involving Dragonball against Ben 10 OR Saitama, why not just have them fight each other? They both gotta work their way up to fight someone like Goku in the ring. Pretty sure Saitama would swat Ben like a fly, but still.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    I think they believe that due to some warping alien Ben has

  • Ryumancer

    That’s the “No-Limits Fallacy” at work. Basically what it means is that “The no limits fallacy is the illogical idea
    that a poorly understood phenomenon can be extrapolated to infinity or assumed to not have any maximum value or threshold.”

    Saitama hasn’t been explained or understood properly yet, hence he’s a victim of this fallacy.

  • Ryumancer

    Wellll, I don’t know about that. Comic book fans are just as rabid as anime/manga fans. And when you put 2 sci-fi franchises in a debate, they can get really rough (ESPECIALLY Star Trek vs Star Wars).

  • Ryumancer

    Some super-amped electrical “kiai” (omni-directional outreaching forcefield)?

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Yeah that’s pretty much what I was pointing out, fans just assume he has infinity power.

    At least there’s a good reason as to why ppl believe saitama can go toe to toe with Goku, unlike that shiet you just told me about OP. And let’s not forget the narutards

  • Anthony_weaver86

    I was thinking some electric combos and finish it up with a storm lightning shower but their black lightning.

  • Ryumancer

    Yup, a common and foolish mistake among both Saitama fans and Superman fans.

    At most, I could see Saitama going toe to toe with Namek Saga Frieza. But yeah, OPtards and Narutards can be far worse than DBtards in cross-fictional debates.

  • Ryumancer

    I guess. It was an okay move bringing in Black Lightning as a skin for Raiden, but it wasn’t great. I don’t think Black Lightning has done anything like the “Superman Dive” against an enemy ever in his career.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    See comics have a reason why they believe certain heroes can beat Goku, prime example superman. Yes I know superman can’t beat him (well not the 52 version but there is one that could) due to his feat and enemies he has beaten.

    Anime fans probably think pokemon can beat Goku, or hamtaro

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Well he would beat Frieza easily, I say cell saga

  • Ryumancer

    Oh yeah, Goku would roflstomp New 52 Supes no contest. But he’s rapidly closing the gap between himself and Pre-Flashpoint/New Earth/Rebirth Supes.

    There are a specific few who can beat Goku. Those legendary ones that control space and time. I forgot their names. Anyway, they can manipulate reality as a whole. The Dragonballverse has very limited defense and experience against reality warpers. Same against matter manipulators.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    It really wasn’t a good call to make BL a skin for Raiden, heck it was a bad call putting Raiden in this.

    But I will at least say this, it’s better than MVCI

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Indeed and I know which superman you are referring, he was a robot superman with red and green eyes.

    Though I guess I shouldn’t put anime fans on the spot like that, just fans in general

  • Ryumancer

    I would respectfully disagree with the beating Frieza “easily” part. Saitama may have been holding back but he was getting physically beaten back by someone who wasn’t a true planet-buster, Boros, who is only a surface-wiper. He seemed to struggle to destroy a planet like Earth. Frieza on the other hand destroyed Planet Vegeta, a planet that had at least 10x the mass of Earth with only a finger in his first form. If Saitama does make it past him, it won’t be unscathed. Frieza would’ve likely beaten Boros just as easily or even easier than Saitama did. But it wouldn’t have been drawn out and epic like Saitama let it be.

    Frieza likely would’ve ended it lamely with a Death Beam to the head or chest. Something like that I guess.

  • Ryumancer

    Huh? No I was referring to the mainstream Supes before the New 52 happened. It sounds like you’re talking about Cyborg Supes? I dunno.

    Otherwise you were very correct though. Other than those few Pokemon that I mention, NONE of them can topple Goku in a fight. He could solo the whole verse.

  • Ryumancer

    Raiden should’ve been in the first fighter pack and that’s it. Sub-Zero was a complete mistake.

    MVCI’s main problem is the lack of a roster. And I just saw its story mode and there are still too many questions. The story begins at a point where heroes of both universes already met and know each other and are already working together. Bad move. They needed the story to start with HOW they meet and HOW they team up.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Oh no I say this cause it was stated that Boros final attack was able to obliterated a star, saitama was able to punch it. And if anything can blow up a star well that’s just solar buster right there

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Well he’s not cyborgs supes well he is but his blood is red, idk they only used him once because he was a plot device

  • Ryumancer

    Huh…I’ve fallen quite behind. lol

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Or better yet keep it the way it was like 1-3 where there’s little story and just gameplay, and yes the roosters is a joke. Hopefully when xmen and F4 becomes apart of the MCU (like Stan Lee stated) the game will have a better rooster and gameplay

    P.S I agree sub was unnecessary but the fans and Ed wanted him in

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Yeah this was like a old issue

  • Ryumancer

    I guess, but to be fair, scientifically, it doesn’t take much energy to destroy a star. Let me explain why.

    Our sun as well as any star is in a never-ending game of balance. Its energy keeps trying to push it outward while the sun’s gravity keeps the energy in check. If the balance were upset in any way, the star would collapse. And the energy required to upset the balance of our sun? 1/81 of the energy needed to blow up our moon! Meaning, in theory, Master Roshi could destroy the sun!

    EDIT: The process is called Hydrostatic Equilibrium.

  • Ryumancer

    Holy crap. XD

  • Ryumancer

    Crossovers almost NEED a story in my opinion or else it diminishes the experience for me. And I know I’ve said this before, but Marvel shouldn’t have been paired with Capcum in the first place. I liked MK vs DC better because the premise was explained a LOT better despite it being an inferior game.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Hm

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Wait so ypu didn’t like xmen vs cap or mvc1-3?

  • Ryumancer

    Nope.

  • Ryumancer

    It’s kinda funny how most people think a star is more durable than a planet when it can really be more sensitive. Those times in the DBZ movies and GT where they used a Kamehameha to send Cooler, Broly or Baby into the sun, it should’ve doomed the whole solar system at that point. XD

  • Navok76

    After researching about alien X power, i found he is a god, and can erase everything but weakness is that he can’t use that power for his own benefit so yeah Saitama can beat Ben 10

  • Navok76

    It would be useless if used that alien cause he needs Serena and bellicus to do any action which is impossible coz as i said he is using it for his own benifet not for saving universe

  • Anthony_weaver86

    D7de for a moment forgot what we were talking about lol

  • Navok76

    Oh sorry i was writing quickly that’s why lol
    Btw i am talking about Alien X

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Yeah

  • Mr.Right-Guy

    A beta is meant for testing purposes. So if you’re in, be happy you can help improve the game. And if you’re not you shouldn’t complain like you have the RIGHT to play it.

    Your comment is totally from a selfish point of view. A beta gives the developers information to work with. It isn’t a DEMO, it isn’t a fan service. It’s to make sure you have a smooth experience with the game when it releases. And in this particular case a smooth online experience since it was a network test.