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Dragon Ball FighterZ patch 1.25 is now live for PlayStation 4 users, Season 3.5 balance adjustments now in effect

Version 1.25 of Dragon Ball FighterZ is now available to download for PlayStation 4 users. The adjustments brought to the game via this patch have essentially made this into a "Season 3.5 patch."

Yesterday, Dragon Ball FighterZ's full patch notes were revealed following the Master Roshi showcase and breakdown.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3.5 patch notes

Patch notes were shown for the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ patch that will make Master Roshi available. As we're currently in the middle of Season 3, this is essentially a "Season 3.5 patch."

The number of changes is comparable to the number of changes that were listed for Season 2 and Season 3. As promised by Tomoko Hiroki, producer for Dragon Ball FighterZ, the focus of this update is intended to strengthen characters and Z Assists that are underused.

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Newest Master Roshi trailer pays homage to his Tournament of Power speech for Goku and Krillin while showcasing new moves

Master Roshi will be releasing on September 16, 2020 for FighterZ Pass 3 owners. For everyone else, the Turtle Hermit will become available on September 18, 2020.

Going past the Dragon Ball arcs and into the Dragon Ball Z arcs, Master Roshi has mostly existed as comedic relief. However, he had his share of serious moments during Dragon Ball Super's Tournament of Power arc.

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Update: Dragon Ball FighterZ Show livestream to breakdown Master Roshi, reveal the next balance patch and National Championship info

Update: The new Dragon Ball FighterZ Show stream is now live. Come watch the Master Roshi breakdown with us in the story below.

The day Dragon Ball FighterZ players have been waiting for is finally here since we'll soon be learning about Master Roshi and the next competitive step for the popular fighting game.

Bandai Namco will be holding a new stream for the Dragon Ball FighterZ Show beginning at 11 a.m. PT where the publishers are set to fully breakdown the new character, reveal what's coming in the upcoming balance patch and discuss more about the online replacement for the world tour.

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Master Roshi loses his sunglasses after sustaining enough damage in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Earlier this week, an extended look at Master Roshi's gameplay in Dragon Ball FighterZ was finally revealed to us. As such, we have a much better understanding of how Master Roshi will play compared to what we knew after that extremely brief reveal trailer.

Interestingly enough, it was shown that the Turtle Hermit's sunglasses will fly off after he sustains enough damage throughout the course of a match. This will make Master Roshi's eyes visible during gameplay.

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Here's Master Roshi on the Dragon Ball FighterZ character select screen

Earlier this week, we were provided a sneak peek at Master Roshi's gameplay in Dragon Ball FighterZ. We also learned that he'll be available for FighterZ Pass owners on September 16.

During this small segment, the character select screen was briefly shown. As such, we were able to get a look at how the character select screen will be changing once Master Roshi joins the fight.

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Master Roshi's first extended gameplay trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ released

While Bandai Namco promised to show everyone everything they want to know about Master Roshi in the Dragon Ball FighterZ Show this weekend, the company decided to give players a special look at his moves before then.

An extended gameplay trailer for the turtle hermit is now available which showcases almost a minute and a half of Master Roshi's move set and combos.

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Master Roshi showcase and balance patch information for Dragon Ball FighterZ set for September 13

Earlier today, gameplay footage for Master Roshi in Dragon Ball FighterZ was shown off in a video upload. This was a significant step up compared to what was demonstrated for the Turtle Hermit when he was first revealed in a very brief trailer.

We also learned that Master Roshi will become available for FighterZ Pass 3 owners on September 16. Everyone else will get access to Roshi September 18, two days later.

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Master Roshi's first gameplay footage and release date revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ players have been patiently waiting for new content since May with the launch of Ultra Instinct Goku, but they won't have to wait much longer for the next character in Season 3.

The Japanese magazine publisher V-Jump released a surprise gameplay reveal for Master Roshi in DBFZ this morning which showcases a good number of his attacks and techniques along with securing a release date for the old martial artist.

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LordKnight critiques viewer teams constructed in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Team construction is an essential part of team-based fighting games in the Marvel vs. Capcom series and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Building the optimal team isn't just a matter of selecting three top tiers.

Some characters just simply work better with others. For example, it's generally a good idea to have a character that's efficient at building meter paired with meter dependent fighters. Ideally, you want a strong point character, a strong assist, and a strong anchor in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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Poll results: Do you think Dragon Ball FighterZ's permanent ban for serious rage quitters is too harsh?

Updated: Results for this poll have been added to our story. Be sure to hit the jump to see how our readers voted!

Earlier: Early this week Bandai Namco added an in-game message to Dragon Ball FighterZ that detailed a new punishment system for rage quitters. Though who disconnect from matches early will be punished with a ban from online play that lasts about a week.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ top 100 ranked teams broken down by character reveals almost 40 percent Ultra Instinct Goku on PC

Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3 is easily the most diverse the game has ever looked in terms of play styles and character viability, but how has that shaped the view of competition for those on top?

Well, fighting game player Mr. Mystery Cake recently decided to put that to the test by breaking down the character usage statistics for the top 100 players in Dragon Ball FighterZ currently on PC.

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Is Street Fighter 5's latest character the standard we should see for future DLC releases? Is Dragon Ball FighterZ's new rage quit penalty too harsh?

We've seen more and more discussion in recent times revolving around Street Fighter 5's 40th character, Seth. This DLC fighter is the latest to join the roster, but seems to be garnering attention and encouraging exploration in a way most other post launch additions have not.

We ask and proceed to discuss particulars regarding whether or not Seth serves as a stellar example of what fighting game DLC characters should accomplish, especially in terms of character strength.

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Frieza is a representation of the developers' intentions for zoners in Dragon Ball FighterZ as elaborated by LordKnight

Although there are 40 characters (and counting) in Dragon Ball FighterZ, it can be argued that the game plan for everyone is fairly similar. Still, numerous characters are able to mix things up a little bit in their own way.

For example, Frieza is a character that has access to some rather unique tools that ultimately classifies him as sort of a zoner. LordKnight recently released a video that highlights Frieza's abilities and explains exactly what Frieza tells us about the developers' intentions for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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Rage quitters can now get banned for life in Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3

If you're an avid rage quitter in Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3, your days may be numbered. A new in-game message now details how those who cut the cord early on matches may be punished going forward.

As written in this message, which went live earlier today, those who take part in this unsportsmanlike conduct frequently may be met with a ban that lasts about one week. If they continue the bad behavior, the ban could end up being permanent.

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What are the 'most broken' moves in Dragon Ball FighterZ right now?

Season 3 of Dragon Ball FighterZ brought with it the largest amount of changes to the game's balance since its 2018 launch, and while many feel the Bandai Namco and Arc System Works collaboration is the most balanced its ever been, there are still some aspects that stand above the rest.

Fighting game content creator TheDoctorBlu recently released a video breaking down what he feels to be the five 'most broken' attacks currently in the DBFZ meta.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ player releases most wanted tier list for potential DLC characters who still aren't in the game

Master Roshi's release next month will mark the midway point of Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3 which means there's still two more slots left before all is said and done with many more options to choose from.

Debate rages on among the players about who deserves to get into the fighting game the most, and KaiokenCam decided to break that selection down as best they could by creating a tier list for the characters they most want to see added in Season 3.

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