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Jiren had been out for one day, but Desk's style combos make it look like he's been playing him for months

Not only has Desk proven he can come up with the slickest beat downs around, he can apparently do it on day one.

Jiren and Videl hit Dragon Ball FighterZ as DLC just days ago, and already the king of combos has come forward with a most impressive video compilation for the most recent rival to Goku in the series.

Jiren's design sees him as so powerful he can soak up punishment without batting and eyelash (which is good because he has none). The content creator uses this in no small way as he parries and armors his way through moves.

Just to keep things interesting, Desk leads into some combos with simultaneous attacks that negate each other. It adds all the more to the narrative when characters like Vegeta Blue and Jiren clash a few times before the latter takes over and goes ham.

The finale sees Jiren basically turn Android 16 into a basketball as he bounces him across the stage for seemingly ever, and then proceeds to finally finish him off.

Kick things off with this super stylish sequence against Base Goku, where Jiren actually allows his foe to take a handful of swings at him before giving him the business:

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Here are some costumes that would be really cool to see added to Dragon Ball FighterZ

With the announcement of Videl, a fan-favorite from the Dragon Ball series, fans were treated to her more long-lasting look from the Buu Saga, and the only one she has a proper fight in, though there are many who prefer her initial hairstyle with long pigtails.

Thankfully, we got word just shortly after that despite it not happening to any of the previous characters, Videl would indeed be receiving an alternate costume, in which she has her long-haired design from her first few appearances.

As a hugely expansive series, Dragon Ball contains a ton of different characters who have sported changes in their looks throughout the years, and while many characters have references to these different clothes or even to entirely different characters in their selectable colors in-game, there hasn't been anything to the level of Videl's second costume so far.

Obviously, most of the villains are fairly limited in their garb, partly since they show up only once and stick around until they're defeated, but also partly because many of them look like weird space aliens who don't wear much in the way of clothing, if any at all. The heroes, though, have had some interesting fashion choices throughout the IP's existence.

It's entirely possible that Videl is simply an exception to the rule, due to having a fairly big difference in design even beyond just her clothing, and that we can't go around expecting any more alternate costumes moving forward.

But where's the fun in assuming that? Now that the floodgates have been opened, it seemed perfectly apt to do a story speculating on what exciting costumes we could possibly get for characters currently in the game. There are a lot of them, so let's have a gander at what costumes might be fun to see released in game.

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Combo extenders, touch of deaths, ambiguous setups, 50/50 guesses, and more — Jiren and Videl Dragon Ball FighterZ roundup

Jiren and Videl are the first two characters to join Dragon Ball FighterZ's Season 2 roster. They're available today.

Like with any other character release, this means that players are trying to figure out what makes these characters tick.

Due to the nature of Dragon Ball FighterZ, touch of death combos have already been discovered for both fighters. Be aware of the resources required in order to pull these off.

Any character can be made to look extremely dirty with the right 50/50 mix ups. Safe jump setups are also very good.

Videl appears to have strong mix up options while Jiren's attacks just hurt. Jiren has a combo extending tool with the heavy version of his glare attack.

After the jump, you'll find more clips and YouTube videos of what has been discovered so far.

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Here's how to get Videl's long-hair look in Dragon Ball FighterZ

You can now play as Dragon Ball FighterZ newcomers Jiren and Videl thanks to today's update, and users of the latter have a special Easter Egg at their disposal, should they wish to use it.

Videl normally appears in her short-haired, more scrappy look as the default costume for Dragon Ball FighterZ. She's actually the very first character in the game to feature alternate attire right from the get-go as users are able to swap to her long-haired look right from the character select screen.

By holding down L1+X / LB+A when choosing Videl, players can access a different look as she'll now sport two pig-tails instead of her shorter cut. Not only this, but her Great Saiyaman counterpart also changes things up by donning his orange helmet instead of the standard white cloth.

You'll need to purchase this character separately from the game itself, and can do so by nabbing her individually for $4.99 or buying the Season Pass $24.99.

Said pass includes Videl, Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta, Dragon Ball Super's version of Broly, Jiren and then two more currently unnamed characters that will be revealed at a later date.

We've grabbed images of all Videl's colors in her long-haired appearance, and you can view them all in the single image below.

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Jiren and Videl now available in Dragon Ball FighterZ on PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch

Though they were just announced a few days ago at the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals, Season 2 content is now in full swing for the game with the first new characters joining the roster since September, 2018.

Jiren, Videl and the FighterZ Pass 2 are now available for purchase in Dragon Ball FighterZ on PlayStation 4, Steam and Nintendo Switch in North America.

Each new character is priced at $4.99 while the season pass will set you back $24.99 for a pack of six characters including the previously announced Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta and Dragon Ball Super's version of Broly.

Videl is the first character in the game to feature an alternate costume that is included with the fighter that transforms her into her original look in Dragon Ball Z with long hair. Gohan's Great Saiyaman assist also receives his orange helmet using the secondary outfit which can reportedly be selected by holding down L1+X / LB+A when choosing Videl on the character select screen.

Jiren is the first fighter to be added to the game that was introduced during Dragon Ball Supers' Tournament of Power arc though Android 17's character is based off of his time in the same part of the series. The Universe 11 warrior serves as the final antagonist that Goku and his team must defeat though his overwhelming strength is too much for any of them to handle alone.

You can check out all six standard colors for Jiren and Videl below along with the alternate costume for Mr. Satan's daughter plus some official gameplay of the pair from Bandai Namco after the jump.

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Here's a look at the Dragon Ball and Shenron trophies claimed by Kazunoko, SonicFox, Go1, and HookGangGod during the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour

In order to determine which players would compete at the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals, competitors had to win other major events throughout 2018.

With each victory, a player would be awarded one of the seven Dragon Balls. If someone were to claim all seven Dragon Balls, then they would've been guaranteed a spot in the grand finals. This didn't happen though.

Instead, GGP|Kazunoko secured four of the seven Dragon Balls. He had the one, five, six, and seven star Dragon Balls.

Meanwhile, CO|Go1 managed to nab the three star Dragon Ball before the World Tour Finals began. The two star ball was won by FOX|SonicFox. Finally, the four star Dragon Ball belongs to NRG|HookGangGod.

In the end, it was Kazunoko who was victorious at the finals event. Considering the theme of the tournament, what better trophy would work as a prize than Shenron himself?

Have a look at all the cool trophies that these players managed to win throughout 2018 and the beginning of 2019. More than likely, we'll see similar prizes for the second World Tour competition.

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Why the Dragon Ball FighterZ leak got less heat than Street Fighter 5's did, Team Ninja jabs Capcom, Smash drama at Genesis and more

Yet another episode of the EventHubs Podcast is live and ready to make your longer car rides seem not quite so long as we delve into all things fighting games.

Almost any time you check out a tournament story here on the site you're viewing the handiwork of Mr. Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor, our tournament coverage extraordinaire.

Seeing as we had the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals play out with no less than four last chance qualifiers followed by an incredible top eight and then capped off with reveals, we thought it'd be a good idea to rope Nick in this week as he watched it all go down live.

Hear how he, Catalyst and I sing praises to CO|Fenrich for his insane weekend, and get an earful oo how we think Dragon Ball FighterZ will change with these recent patch notes.

Bandai saw a similar hiccup to Capcom as both of their respective big tour finales were a bit spoiled by early leaks of their upcoming reveals. While Capcom was hounded fairly heavily about it, Bandai seems to have gotten off with little more than a smack on the wrist. Why?

We also delve into the penguin-themed seeding drama leading into Genesis 6 this weekend, and try to predict when we might hear some Season 4 news about Street Fighter 5.

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Here's a look at Jiren and Videl's Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay before they are officially launched tomorrow

The first two characters of Season 2 for Dragon Ball FighterZ— Jiren and Videl — will be releasing January 31st. Later, we'll eventually gain access to Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta, Dragon Ball Super movie Broly, and two other unknown fighters throughout the season.

Luckily, we don't have to wait until tomorrow to see what these two fighters are capable. A few videos have been released that showcase their gameplay.

Bandai Namco has pitted Jiren, Broly (the non-canonical version), and Majin Buu against Videl, Super Saiyan Blue Goku, and Gotenks.

Notably, the character dialogue is in English. In other words, we get to hear Jiren's English voice dub before it's been featured in the show. It really conveys his stoic personality.

Xuses has also released a video that let's us view a couple of matches that feature Jiren and Videl. Finally, DBZanto Z also gave us a sneak peak at these upcoming combatants.

Here's a quick look at a basic combo that finishes with a level 3 from Jiren:

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Videl appears to have Dragon Ball FighterZ's first-ever alternate costume including a helmeted Great Saiyaman partner

Players cannot officially get their hands on Dragon Ball FighterZ's newest characters just yet, but we already know that one of them appears to be hiding a special surprise that will be a first for the fighting game.

Data-miners have reportedly uncovered an alternate costume for Videl in the game's data which marks the first time a character would officially have more than one costume design in a recent Arc System Works developed title.

This alleged discovery changes Videl to match her original appearance from Dragon Ball Z after first meeting Gohan when she still has her hair in long, twin pigtails and wears her Orange Star High School Outfit.

Gohan actually gets a costume change too for the Great Saiyaman going from his tournament design back to his original look with the orange helmet included instead of the bandanna and sunglasses.

Beginning with Guilty Gear Xrd, Arc System Works switched their artstyle for many of their titles to 3D models which led many to hope that we'd see more costumes available for their characters, but that's never really come to fruition until now seemingly due to the way the developer needs to animate each fighter frame by frame.

It is currently unknown if this new costume for Videl will be included with her DLC or if it will be a separate piece of content / unlockables. Bandai Namco has not officially announced classic Videl's look either, so we should still take this reported discovery with a grain of salt.

No other alternate costumes have reportedly been found in Dragon Ball FighterZ's updated files, but perhaps this could be a sign of things to come for the successful fighting game. You can take a look at the alleged new models for both Videl and Gohan below plus a video of the costume in action after the jump courtesy of SLOplays.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 update is now live

Jiren and Videl may not be playable for us just yet, but it looks like we can start sinking our teeth into what 2019 has in store for Dragon Ball FighterZ with all of its new changes.

Dragon Ball FighterZ update Version 1.14 is now available to download bringing with it all of the Season 2 system changes and will run you around 440 MB on PlayStation 4. The pair of new fighters do show up on the character select screen following the patch though the DLC isn't set to launch until January 31.

Bandai Namco released the official patch notes for the Season 2 update yesterday which feature some big changes to a number of the fighting game's mechanics including some nerfs to Dragon Rush and lessening the amount of recoverable life characters will have after being hit.

Sparking has also been altered heavily so that it can now be used while guarding for a new defensive option that should function similar to a burst mechanic in other anime fighting games.

Pricing for Videl, Jiren and the Season Pass 2 has not been announced for North America, but the new characters will cost 500 yen in Japan (~$4.50 USD) meaning they'll likely be around the same price as the previous eight characters.

Be sure to check out our fully translated patch notes here, and you can take a look at the costume colors, avatars and stickers for Jiren and Videl in the gallery below.

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Faster action, less overpowered offense and nerfs to Dragon Rush; let's see how Dragon Ball FighterZ's changes might affect game play in Season 2

It's been a jam-packed last few days of exciting new reveals for Dragon Ball FighterZ as Bandai Namco has officially begun setting the stage for 2019.

After a wonderfully entertaining DBFZ World Tour Finals, we were shown our first official glimpses of both Jiren and Videl. The fun continued today as we were treated to the Season 2 patch notes.

Said notes don't include any character specific alterations, but instead are filled with general changes that will affect everyone on the roster. We're putting some of these notes under the microscope for a bit of deeper analysis as we try to get an idea of how FighterZ and its game play might be changing this year.

Generally speaking, it looks as though overpowered offense has been reduced, recoverable life has been nerfed and comebacks might be a little more prominent than they were previously.

Dragon Ball FighterZ was been extremely well received, but some of the more common complaints in recent times have surrounded fairly repetitive and drawn out rounds as well as the Dragon Rush mechanic, which is widely regarded as a bit too strong.

Both of these, along with some other important aspects, have been addressed in Bandai's latest update, but let's take a closer look to get a clearer idea of how things will play moving forward.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 patch notes released

The Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 patch notes are now live.

As noted previously by the company, these changes to the game focus solely on alterations to the battle system. Mechanics such as recoverable life, Ki building, Sparking Blast, and more have seen tweaks.

It looks as though these changes will go into effect tomorrow — a day before the first Season 2 characters, Jiren and Videl, are released. The date provided by the Japanese blog was January 30th, but we're still waiting on confirmation of a release time for North America.

Bandai Namco US tweeted yesterday that more information on the changes would be dropping "later next week," which led fans to believe that the patch was coming at a later date. However, it does make sense for them to come alongside Jiren and Videl — or right before their launch.

The patch notes were released in Japanese, and we have the English translation thanks to our very own Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor.

You can check out the full list below.

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Jiren and Videl are a breath of fresh air to start off Dragon Ball FighterZ's season 2 compared to the Saiyan-fest of last year

Dragon Ball FighterZ's first World Tour came to a close last night where we crowned our first world champion and learned which fighters would be joining the roster in just a few short days.

Jiren and Videl will mark the beginning of Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 when they release on January 31, and both of them are a breath of fresh air with their designs and play styles for the game (and series) that has become dominated by spiky-haired Saiyans.

Deep down we all love and root for our Saiyan heroes in Goku and Vegeta due to their iconic forms, yelling matches, gigantic beam attacks and their ability to come back despite the odds against them but that doesn't always transfer over to the fighting game side of things.

At the end of Season 1, half of the game's 32 characters including six of eight DLC fighters were Saiyans — or partially Saiyan with Fused Zamasu — with at least three versions each for Goku and Vegeta, so many players have been looking for a bit more variety from a franchise that has a wealth of unique fighters and races.

Even though he is not the most interesting antagonist in Dragon Ball's history, people were still excited for Jiren because he represented something a bit different than what we've become accustomed to typically seeing in this game where Bardock and Gotenks dance around in your face for days.

The towering fighter looks to be a Looks a mixture of Android 16, Broly and Cooler with his command grabs, armored attacks and counters that seem to be made to make your opponent play at Jiren's pace — though we still need to see how that will work in practice. Plus, Jiren can attack you with his glare and toss out a much cooler version of Krillin's Destructo Disc to boot.

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Bandai Namco says battle system changes coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ, not necessarily character balance adjustments

Bandai Namco has confirmed that a new patch is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ. Among all of the excitement of Season 2 for the 3v3 team game starting soon and new DLC fighters inbound, Bandai Namco took to Twitter this morning to remind fans that changes to the battle system are coming.

"ICYMI — An upcoming new patch for #DragonBallFighterZ was announced at the #RedBullFinalSummoning!" the company wrote on Twitter. "The patch will include Battle System adjustments. More details to come later next week."

We haven't gotten full details on what changes are coming to the game, but tuning into the live stream of the Dragon Ball FighterZ finals did share a few bits of information that give us an idea of what to expect.

During an interview with Hellpockets, the game's producer Tomoko Hiroki divulged a handful of specifics pertaining to the upcoming patch. One thing that's worth noting right up front is that these changes are being aimed more at overall system changes, not so much character-specific adjustments.

"This system change won't be necessarily a character adjustment," Hiroki said through a translator. "It's going to be more of a game mechanic, overall system change."

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Go1 summons Shenron and wishes for ultimate power while BNBBN continues to perfectly punish pressure with his level 3 supers

The Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals has now reached its conclusion. This was a major event that pitted eight competitors against one another.

Throughout 2018, players attempted to collect Dragon Balls by winning other major events within the World Tour series. GGP|Kazunoko was seeded as the number one player during the event since he collected four Dragon Balls.

Meanwhile, FOX|SonicFox, CO|Go1, and NRG|HookGangGod managed to nab one Dragon Ball each. Still, one could argue that SonicFox was the player to beat thanks to his victory at EVO 2018 over Go1.

CO|Dogura, Kindevu, BNBBN, and CO|Fenrich would each qualify thanks to wins during the four last chance qualifier events. As you can imagine, there were many hype match ups during today's events.

We've collected some highlights that showcase some awesome sequences. First, let's talk about the set between Kazunoko and Fenrich.

Fenrich opted to go for an early Sparking Blast and used the momentum to take out Kazunoko's Adult Gohan. Although the Sparking Blast did not last the entire duration of the combo, Fenrich still had enough meter and damage to fulfill his intentions.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although 2018 has been over for a while, the first year of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour isn't over quite yet.

This weekend, the finals will be happening at the Red Bull Final Summong in Los Angeles, California.

The Sunday will host a top 8 bracket featuring the finalists. Due to GGP|Kazunoko winning four separate saga events, only four players are confirmed for the finals, those being GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|SonicFox, CO|Go1 and NRG|HookGangGod.

Because of this, there will be four separate last chance qualifiers taking place one after another at the event's first day.

Some of the notable players who are hoping to grab the victory in one of these last chance qualifiers are CO|Dogura, CO|Fenrich, BC|Apologyman, PG|Nakkiel, NRG|Supernoon, UYU|Coloud805, FOX|Dekillsage, W2W|KnowKami, EG|NYChrisG, Acqua Reynald, BC|LordKnight, UYU|KizzieKay, R-Cade|Alioune and, of course, many more where they came from.

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Jiren, Videl, Gogeta Blue, and canon Broly revealed early for Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2

Jiren and Videl were revealed prematurely for Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2. They'll be releasing on January 31st.

Gogeta Blue and the Dragon Ball Super version of Broly were also confirmed, and we were shown that Season 2 will feature six characters instead of eight, like the previous year.

It is currently unknown when Gogeta and the movie version of Broly will be released. The release date is January 31, 2018 for Jiren and Videl, just a few days away.

Their trailers were leaked early during the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals, and subsequently taken down, but have resurfaced and are officially available for you to check out below now.

The identities of the fifth and sixth characters were not revealed at this time.

We've gathered screen shots of Jiren and Videl, which you can find below. There's gameplay footage and more to check out.

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