Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta for the Nintendo Switch launches later tonight, August 9

Now you can play the game on the go... as long as you have an internet connection

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 9, 2018 at 6:31 p.m. PDT

When Dragon Ball FighterZ was first announced in 2017, players asked Arc System Works and Bandai Namco to bring the new fighting game to the Nintendo Switch. They listened, and now the title will be launching on Nintendo's hybrid console next month.

An open beta for the Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ is available to pre-download now and is scheduled to begin tonight, August 9th, at 9:00 p.m. PDT; it is scheduled to end on August 12th at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

23 characters from the game's current roster are scheduled to be available to play during the entirety of the beta period though none of them appear to be the DLC characters already released for Dragon Ball FighterZ on other systems. At least 13 stages will also be available to fight on.

Players will have access to the new Switch-specific "Extreme Type" simplified controls for those looking to play on a single Joy-Con in the online stage.

No details as to whether the beta will be running the latest balance patch, which came with the inclusion of Base Form Goku and Vegeta, or a previous version of the fighting game have been announced.

DLC plans for the full Switch release have not yet been revealed though the game is set to launch in the West on September 28th. You can take a look at all of the characters and modes that will be available during the beta after the jump.

Characters available in the beta

• Super Saiyan Goku
• Super Saiyan Vegeta
• Teen Gohan
• Adult Gohan
• Gotenks
• Trunks
• Frieza
• Cell
• Majin Buu
• Kid Buu
• Super Saiyan Blue Goku
• Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta
• Beerus
• Goku Black
• Krillin
• Piccolo
• Tien
• Nappa
• Android 16
• Android 18
• Yamcha
• Captain Ginyu
• Hit

Modes available in the beta

• Practice Battle Tutorial
• Lobby Ring Match
• Lobby Ring Party Match - up to six players can control individual characters in a match
• 1-on-1 Arena Match
• Replays

Source: Bandai Namco

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