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Rollback netcode beta test for Dragon Ball FighterZ coming soon, new balance update in the works

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 5, 2023 at 7:24 p.m. PST • Comments: 21

It was all the way back at Evo 2022 that Bandai Namco announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ would finally be getting rollback netcode, and after a long silence, we now have a better idea of when that's going to be coming.

DBFZ Producer Tomoko Hiroki took to the stage of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals to announce an upcoming rollback beta test for the game as well as a new balance update being in the works.

The Steam version of FighterZ will be receiving the rollback beta in the near future this Spring although no specific date has been revealed yet.

Given Arc System Works' recent history with adding rollback to their older titles, however, we posit the full update should hit the PC version in late Spring or early Summer.

As was previously announced last year, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of FighterZ will not be getting the rollback treatment.

Instead, new console releases for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S are on the way too, but no further information about their releases was given at the event.

Last year, the team stated they were done putting out balance patches for DBFZ though that's apparently not the case anymore.

Hiroki revealed there is one more update for the game in the works to adjust the characters another final time.

This is likely just as exciting as rollback for many players because the dominant meta of Lab Coat Android 21 and the fused Saiyan characters is even worse than it was last year.

No release date was set for when the balance patch will hit the game, but given Hiroki said the decision was made in part because FighterZ is an Evo 2023 mainstage title again, it should arrive a good while before that takes place in early August.

Hopefully, both the rollback and balance update arrive at the same time so players can try out everything at once.

Although there was no sign of a brand new FighterZ game at the event, Bandai Namco did announce that a new entry into the Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi series is on the way for fighting game fans.

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