Bandai Namco May Extend the Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta

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Bandai Namco is considering extending the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta following multiple reports of server issues and long matchmaking times.

If you can get yourself into a Dragon Ball FighterZ match, you’re in for an intense battle with someone else online. Unfortunately, many players aren’t able to share in that experience too often due to the server problems that the beta has faced so far. Bandai Namco has acknowledged those though and are looking into them with the publishers noting on Facebook that they’re hoping to resolve them in a timely manner with a beta extension following if that’s not possible.

“Thank you for playing the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ and your invaluable feedback.

“Our team is working hard on optimizing the Open Beta but ran into some issues that cannot be addressed in a short amount of time, so we are asking for your patience until the next server update.

“The current Open Beta will remain online and available so that the players who can log in and play it, can keep doing so.

“Please note, that if we cannot address the issues within a decent amount of time, we will consider extending the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ.

“Thank you for your support and patience as we work towards an optimal gameplay experience.”

The current open beta that’s now accessible to players across the available platforms allows players to complete several tutorials that teach them the basics of the game including Ki blasts, combos, guarding, and Z Assists. It doesn’t have a practice mode, however, so even if you find a character that you’d like to add to your three-person team for the competitive matches, you’re on your own when it comes to finding out their combos. Resources and guides have already been posted online to assist with that, but it is frustrating at times not being able to see a move list before you head into the ranked and casual multiplayer matches that the game offers.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is scheduled to be released on Jan. 26 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.