“Dragon Ball FighterZ” Updates: Evo 2023, Rollback Beta on Steam, Forthcoming Balance Patch
Published by 06 March 2023, 4:58 PM EST

Producer Tomoko Hiroki and the teams at Arc System Works and Bandai Namco have announced a slew of updates for Dragon Ball FighterZ coming this year:

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ will make its fourth in-person appearance at Evolution Championship Series (“Evo”) this August in Las Vegas.
  • During the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour 2022-23 Finals this week, it was announced that a forthcoming beta on Steam will be made available to test the previously-announced rollback netcode coming to the game for its current-generation consoles and PC release. Plans are currently set for “around spring”.
  • Also announced during the World Tour finals, Dragon Ball FighterZ will receive another forthcoming patch to further balance the game.

The 3-on-3, “2.5D” fighting game is developed by Arc System Works and is currently available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam). A first “FighterZ Pass” with eight additional playable characters is available for $29.99, a “FighterZ Pass 2” available for $24.99 adding another six, and “FighterZ Pass 3” with an additional five for $19.99. Said additional paid characters are also all available piecemeal at $4.99 each.

Dragon Ball FighterZ was originally released 26 January 2018 in North America and Europe, and 01 February 2018 in Japan, across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Alongside its Japanese release, Bandai Namco announced that they had shipped two million copies of the game, making it the fastest-shipping game in the franchise’s history. The game also shipped on the Nintendo Switch back in September 2018.

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