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Update: Dragon Ball FighterZ February patch notes

First online fixes included

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 27, 2018 at 9:20 a.m. PST • Comments: 86

Update: Additional notes have been listed by Bandai Namco on Facebook.

Earlier: Since launch, Dragon Ball FighterZ has been plagued with online connectivity issues. From players struggling to find matches in Ring Match to consistent disconnects in lobbies, the online experience has been pretty rough so far.

Last week, Bandai Namco released a video in which producer Tomoko Hiroki spoke about the issues. She ensured fans that the problems are being addressed, and the plan of attack to get things ironed out is two patches -- one in February and one in mid to late March.

The official Japanese Dragon Ball FighterZ website has released a list of patch notes for the update set to go live this month.

Naturally, the information is in Japanese, but thanks to the efforts of our very own Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor, we have the details in English for you to look over.

The patch notes state that one part of the matchmaking system has been revamped. There are plans in place to gradually improve and optimize this feature.

You will find the full translation below.

February patch notes

"Thank you to everyone who has been enjoying Dragon Ball FighterZ. We'd like to announce the contents of the late February update to the game. (Once the update is out, because of changes to the battle system, replay data from the older version will be incompatible, so please be aware of this)."

Update contents:

• Party Match has been implemented.

• Replay Channel has had the following functions added: Follow Channel, Search Channel.

• Arcade Mode has been changed to be more convenient.

• The flow has been changed so that you can choose your next destination at the Results screen after clearing a course.

• When pausing for Option during battle, we've added "Return to Course Select" and "Return to Character Select."

• When an opponent is found while searching for a Ring Match, Casual Match or Ranked Match, the controller will now vibrate.

• Replay Data has been adjusted to the new version
- Once this update goes live, you will no longer be able to view replay data from the old version. Please be aware.

• Battle Tutorial: Fixed a bug that prevented the UI to be displayed properly when player passes the objective right after the beginning of the match


• Movement should now feel more stable.

• Effects and cinematic moments have been adjusted to display more correctly.

• A bug where after a Dragon Rush forced character switch, if you used a move that will switch your position to your opponent's, the hitbox would become reversed, has been fixed.


• To improve the matchmaking in the game, one part of the system has been revamped, in order to optimize it. We are planning to gradually continue working on improving this area.

• For the DLC Anime Song & BGM pack, we've changed the settings so that P1 and P2 can each hear their own chosen song.Please continue enjoying Dragon Ball FighterZ in the future as well.

Other Featureus

• Shenron: Fixed a bug that prevents Destructive Finish and Stage Destruction effects to appear with a character resurrected by Shenron

• Support Characters: Fixed a bug that prevents voices of Support Characters (like Android 17 or Ginyu Force) to be played normally when called into battle

• Dragon Rush: Fixed a bug that reversed the guard controls when a character is being changed by a Dragon Rush

Goku Black

• Fixed a bug that prevented the character to disappear when Goku Black's Special Move " The Work of a God " was used after an Ultimate Z Change

Android 21

• Fixed bug that prevented Android 21 from disappearing immediately after she is called in for a Z-Assist and the main character takes damage

• Fixed a red visual bug when Android 21 is called in for a Z-Assist and the main character takes damage


• Fixed a bug that prevents Frieza to properly use "You Must Die by My Hand!" when lying on the ground after his Golden Frieza transformation


• Fixed a bug that prevents the "Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack" effect to disappear when used during Ultimate Z Change and Hit's Meteor Special Attack

• Fixed a bug that prevents the Z-Assist character to disappear when the main character is damaged at the very same moment by Hit's "I Keep Improving" attack


• Fixed a bug that makes a character invisible when both the main character and Z-Assist character are damaged by Tien's attack "Farewell, Tien…"

Captain Ginyu

• Fixed a bug that allows Ultimate Z Change to be performed with less than 3 gauges after performing "Powerful Energy Wave"

Majin Buu

• Fixed a bug that makes the opponent invincible if Majin Buu's "Standing Light - Follow Up 2" and the opponent's Super Dash hit simultaneously

Android 18

• Fixed a bug of voice/mouth synchronization when special dialogues are played against Piccolo and Vegeta

A specific time / date for this patch was not divulged, but considering there are only two days left in February, the update should be dropping very soon.

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