UPDATE: Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta is LIVE!

UPDATE:  The Beta is now Live!

Server maintenance will be on and off today but they allow you to play test matches that have random characters.  The game looks amazing on Handheld mode and runs extremely smooth.

This is the first time that this game will be played by many on their own consoles.

Bandai Namco has announced that the Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta will take place August 9th at 9:00 PM PT / August 10th at 13:00 JST and run till August 11th, 11:59 PT / August 12th, 16:00 JST.

The game has been playable at recent events across the US, starting with this past E3.  It was first revealed during Nintendo’s E3 Direct and it was a complete surprise for some, including myself!

There will be a total of 23 characters that will be playable during the beta, some of those are Gotenks, many different versions of Goku, Yamcha, and Vegeta to name a few.   The full list of characters is below.

The following modes will be available during the beta as well, not just online VS matches.

  • “Extreme Type” Control Scheme (New Feature) – Switch between the standard and “Extreme Type” control schemes that allows you to unleash special moves with easy inputs. This can be changed at any time from the character select screen.
  • Arena Match – Directly battle against players in the same lobby in one-versus-one matches on the arena.
  • Replay Channel – Watch your replay videos. While watching, you can stick Z-Stamps wherever you like in the video.
  • Circle Match – Create a circle in the lobby and recruit players to enjoy battles with players in that group.
  • Circle Party Match – A battle mode where the six players recruited in a Circle Match all participate in the same battle.

    Playable Characters:

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

Dragon Ball FighterZ is already available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam!  It is slated for release this fall on Nintendo Switch!

Don’t forget to check out the  Dragon Ball FighterZ Arcade Fighting Stick!  It is compatible with PS4 and PC! It will also work on all other fighting games!

Will you be trying out the game next week?