The Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta begins on January 13 on PS4 and Xbox One for those who pre-ordered the game and January 14 for everyone else on PS4 and Xbox One. Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan has announced what will be in the open beta.
In the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta, players will be able to engage in a World Match. This is the mode where two players fight one another to improve their ranking on the FighterZ leaderboards, with each player having 3 characters on their team. While Bandai Namco has not specified the playable characters for the open beta, they have officially announced there will be 11 for the open beta. It’s expected the following will be the roster of characters – Goku, Vegeta, Teen Gohan, Future Trunks, Krillin, Piccolo, Android 16, Android 18, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu.
Aside from characters and battles, there will be a Replay Channel, where you can see past battles. In the open beta, only footage recorded by the developers can be seen in the Replay Channel. Also, in the open beta will be the FighterZ Lobby, where players can go into the various modes in the game and make exchanges such as communication using Z-Stamps. As far as we know, the only two modes that can be accessed in the open beta are the Replay Channel and World Match.
Bandai Namco does say test contents may change without notice. With the closed beta, they initially announced there would be 9 playable characters, then in another announcement they mentioned there would be 10 playable characters, but to the delight of all fans, the closed beta actually ended up having 11 playable characters. It seems like the open beta will be the same contents of the closed beta. This isn’t confirmed, but our guess is the only difference we will most likely see from the closed beta in the open beta are the enhancements developer Arc System has made in battle, such as battle damage and Shenron’s appearance. We have seen Bandai Namco mention the open beta application will be a separate download from the closed beta so of course, we hope for more, but we’ll have to wait for January 13/14 and see once we get our hands on the open beta!
Here are the timings for the Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta
US Pacific Time (PT)
- Early Access: January 13, 12 midnight
- Beta Opens: January 14, 12 midnight
- Beta Closes: January 16, 12 midnight
US Eastern Time (ET)
- Early Access: January 13, 3 AM
- Beta Opens: January 14, 3 AM
- Beta Closes: January 16, 3AM
- Early Access: January 13, 8 AM
- Beta Opens: January 14, 8 AM
- Beta Closes: January 16, 8 AM
Australian (AEDT) Time
- Early Access: January 13, 7 PM
- Beta Opens: January 14, 7 PM
- Beta Closes: January 16, 7 PM
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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 on January 26, 2018 in North America and Europe and on February 1, 2018 in Japan.