Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced the playable characters and modes for the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta and it is far different from the closed beta. In the open beta, the following 11 characters will be playable – Nappa, Beerus, Kid Buu, Adult Gohan, Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Cell, Android 18, and Frieza.
There were 11 characters in the closed beta as well. The open beta puts in Nappa, Beerus, Kid Buu, Adult Gohan in the place of closed beta characters Android 16, Teen Gohan, Majin Buu,and Future Trunks.
The stages in the open beta are Planet Namek, World Tournament Arena, West City, Volcano, Wasteland, Cell Games Arena, and Rocky Field (Evening).
As for modes are World Match, Battle Tutorial, Rankings, Replay Channel, a limited amount of stamps, lobby avatar customization, and 2 dramatic scenes.
- World Match is where players go in for battle and there will be an option to select between casual (not ranked) and ranked matches.
- Battle Tutorial is where players go to learn how to play Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Replay Channel is where players can go back to see past fights that have taken place and been saved in the FighterZ archives.
- Stamps are a way for players to express themselves quickly in the online lobby. They are basically an expression using the face of a playable character combined with text like Nice, thank you, see you later, will you practice with me, okay, or want to fight.
- Lobby Avatar Customization allows players to select the character they want to walk around as in the online lobby.
- Dramatic scenes are recreations of scenes from Dragon Ball Z or Super in the Dragon Ball FighterZ art-style. They are triggered during a battle. You can learn more about them over on this page.
The open beta will be on PS4 and Xbox One. Early access is for anyone in the world who pre-ordered the game digitally on PS4 or Xbox One. Specifically, a code will be e-mailed to those who pre-ordered on the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store via e-mail sometime on January 11, 2018 so they can redeem it on their PS4 or Xbox One. At that point, the open beta client should be available to download ahead of the open beta’s open period, timings for which are listed below.
In Europe only, pre-ordering from certain retailers also provides early access. Those retailers will e-mail a code that can be redeemed at dragonball-fighterz.com/en.
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.