It’s finally here! The Dragon Ball FighterZ beta begins today, September 16 and will run until the next day. The closed beta will feature 11 characters including SS Goku, SS Vegeta, SS Teen Gohan, Cell, Majin Buu, Frieza (Final form), Future Trunks, Piccolo, Krillin, Android 16, and Android 18. The beta won’t be active the entire two days, though, as specific three-hour chunks will be when players can boot it up.
Check out the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta schedule below:
North America (PDT)
September 16: 2:00am to 5:00am PDT
September 16: 10:00am to 1:00pm PDT
September 16: 6:00pm to 9:00pm PDT
September 17: 1:00pm to 4:00pm PDT
North America (EDT)
September 16: 5:00am to 8:00am EDT
September 16: 1:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
September 16: 9:00pm to 12:00am EDT
September 17: 4:00pm to 7:00pm EDT
September 16, 11:00am to 2:00pm CEST
September 16, 7:00pm to 10:00pm CEST
September 17, 3:00am to 6:00am CEST
September 17, 10:00pm to 1:00am CEST
September 16, 6:00pm to 9:00pm JST
September 17, 2:00am to 5:00am JST
September 17, 10:00am to 1:00pm JST
September 18, 5:00am to 8:00am JST
Didn’t get in? Well, you won’t be able to play, but you can check out our E3 2017 hands-on preview in order to learn more about the fighting game:
Since it is a Dragon Ball game, there’s also a big focus on mobility. By hitting the right trigger, players can use a special homing dash that’ll avoid Ki attacks. That’s not all, as they can also do a warp attack called Vanish that has players teleport behind their opponent and land an attack. That costs a gauge of energy, though, so it’s important that these special moves are used in moderation.
The fighting in Dragon Ball FighterZ is just as fun as it looks. The combat is instantly accessible to anyone that has played a fighting game, but there’s enough unique systems in play that competitive players will have to spend plenty of time learning the ins and outs. Going off of Arc System Works’ track record, this isn’t a game that Dragon Ball fans will want to miss out on.
Dragon Ball FighterZ will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2018.