Dragon Ball FighterZ PS5 and Xbox Series X update editions with rollback netcode announced

Goku's transformation in the Dragon Ball FighterZ game
Goku’s transformation in the Dragon Ball FighterZ game. Pic credit: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Dragon Ball FighterZ, the popular fighting game, will soon be available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, according to a statement from publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment and developer Arc System Works.

Dragon Ball FighterZ has been one of the most adored competitive fighting games since its release in 2018. Arc System Works will now bring the game to new platforms with some significant new updates, even though the title is beginning to seem a little old-fashioned at this point.

Dragon Ball FighterZ PS5 and Xbox Series X release date

Dragon Ball FighterZ is heading to PS5 and Xbox Series X at an unknown date in the future, according to an announcement made by Bandai Namco to coincide with Evo 2022. The publisher also announced that these game versions, in addition to the PC version, will also feature rollback netcode, which is still a piece of important news on its own.

If you’re unfamiliar, rollback netcode is a method of lag-free input that is frequently regarded as the finest for fighting video games played online. In essence, Dragon Ball FighterZ’s online battles should feature significantly higher-quality play thanks to the addition of rollback.

The official Dragon Ball FighterZ PS5 and Xbox Series X announcement.
The official Dragon Ball FighterZ PS5 and Xbox Series X announcement. Pic credit: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Lastly, Bandai Namco affirmed that customers who currently own Dragon Ball FighterZ wouldn’t have to pay more for this updated edition. When DBFZ ultimately launches on these next-gen consoles, those who already bought it on the PS4 or Xbox One will basically be able to update the game for free.

Dragon Ball FighterZ’s recent gameplay changes

The announcement of improvements was made in a surprise video clip, just like any great fighting game update in recent years. The information regarding the changes to the gameplay was made in a translated video from Bandai Namco producer Tomoko Hiroki. With a combination of new features and general improvements for players of all skill levels, Hiroki notes that “the general concept is to provide fans a fresh experience.”

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A new character, Kefla, who entered on February 28, is the first update to show up. Due to Potara earrings, she is a combination of the Super Saiyan forms of Kale and Caulifla. Fans believe her inclusion in DBFZ is unexpected, especially considering that the previous “fighter pass” featured only four fighters. Goku with Ultra Instinct will also appear.

The Z Assist Select may represent the most significant change to the gameplay. Players in DBFZ choose three characters to battle as throughout a single match. Characters still alive during the game can use a unique “assist attack” to “help” the current character. But now, more Assist Attacks are available, and you may choose which one the character will perform when you summon them.

Fans also picked up on one neat gameplay adjustment: the elimination of “fuzzies.” High blocks force the defender into a required stunned state, which leaves unanticipated gaps for opponents to exploit. The ensuing “fuzzy” attack has miffed players of DBFZ for months.

Are you ecstatic that rollback netcode is incorporated in Dragon Ball FighterZ’s release on PS5 and Xbox Series X? Share your thoughts on this news with us in the comments section.

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