Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Date Announced For Next Month, Here's When

The next open beta begins January 14, but those who pre-order the game can jump in a little early.

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If you missed out on the previous Dragon Ball FighterZ beta, you'll soon have another chance to try the highly anticipated fighting game ahead of its launch. Bandai Namco is holding a second beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ next month on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and now the publisher has revealed exactly when players will be able to jump in.

The next Dragon Ball FighterZ beta kicks off on January 14, and unlike the closed beta that ran back in September, it will be open to all PS4 and Xbox One players--though you'll presumably still need a PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription to participate. The beta begins at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET / 9 AM CET and runs until the same times on January 16.

Those who pre-order certain versions of the game will have a chance to jump into the beta a little early. Reserving Dragon Ball FighterZ digitally in the PlayStation and Xbox Stores will give you access to the beta at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET / 9 AM CET on January 13, a full 24 hours ahead of when it officially begins. You can also try the beta early if you pre-order the physical Dragon Ball FighterZ Collector's Edition.

Bandai Namco hasn't detailed which characters and game modes will be playable in next month's open beta, but so far, the publisher has announced 24 fighters from the FighterZ roster. Most recently, Bandai Namco revealed a trio of characters from the currently airing Dragon Ball Super series: Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black. We got to see all three of the newly announced characters in action. Other recently confirmed additions to the roster include Kid Buu, Gotenks, and adult Gohan.

Dragon Ball FighterZ releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26. The game will have a season pass that will add an additional eight characters to the roster post-launch. Those who pre-order any version of Dragon Ball FighterZ will unlock two characters early: Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta.

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PC beta? I don't think they get how important a PC beta is, and how worrying not having one available means to the possible port job of the PC version. If they aren't confident in showing us the PC port pre-launch or letting us play it then how am i supposed to believe that the game is gonna be solid for optimization at launch? No PC beta is enough for me not to pre-order. Don't trust the optimization.

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@madcat_mikie: Well think of this way, if they're gonna add support for cross play between the consoles and the pc, there needs to be a console beta, also the fighter genre games will most of the time have betas just for the sake of tweaking out the network side of things, the rest isn't really a priority, unless they see someone figuring out a combat advantage glitch.

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@madcat_mikie: Honestly if you a did a little research you would understand why some companies refrain from doing PC betas, and in this case you really can't blame them. When they create demos/betas for PC there's a little problem with the process. Not everything can be removed and since PCs are an open system that has access to those game files it poses a few risks. As a result the data of the game will be mined heavily, essentially giving clues and information about the game itself and what we can expect on virtually any aspect.

Also I would like to further add that most likely (as with what happens with these kind of games) the focus will be on console, ergo the main (player base) community will be on console. The official tournaments, events, etc... will most likely be for consoles but that doesn't mean they'll give you a bad port. If you actually want to see what they are capable of, and again this comes back to you doing no research, the company that's doing this game is also known for the Guilty Gear fighting series, which was released for PC. I'll let you check further in to that if you want to compare platforms.

I'n the end though, no one actually cares if you pre-order or not. Those who pre-order don't even care if you pre-order so I don't know why you feel the need to say that. Either do it or not, you don't need a damn PC beta to decide for you when you can simply refund when it's released or be a smart buyer (even if this is one of the biggest franchises with developers who have honed and brought up amazing fighting games throughout the years probably before you were even born) and just don't bother with pre-ordering.

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This game is garnering quite a substantial amount of hype from fans of the series and gamers alike. All signs are pointing to it not only meeting expectations but exceeding them. As a fan of the series (and of tournament level fighting games.) I personally have been waiting for something like this for the last 25 or so years.

I'm well aware that such a long wait will most definitely bring with it almost insurmountable expectations but the truth is that even if only half of that hype is delivered I think not only I but many will be heralding this latest installment in the Dragon Ball franchise as a huge success.


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As if Max didn't already have enough beta footage X)

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Early access BETA codes can be obtained even if you pre-order the physical standard version, not just on the collectors.....