Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Beta Starts Next Week
With Dragon Ball FighterZ gearing up for the addition of old school Goku and Vegeta, fans may have been a bit distracted by a certain Nimbus cloud to remember a new Open Beta is upon us! For the game’s upcoming Nintendo Switch port, several exclusive features are planned to be rolled out, but not before testing them out on a larger scale.
The Switch Beta was previously planned with an unknown August date in mind, but Bandai Namco have now announced the event will take place next week from August 9th (9:00pm PDT) to August 11th (11:59pm PDT). Those who wish to begin their brawls at the precise stroke of 9 won’t need the mighty dragon Shenron either, as the open beta is available for pre-loading from the eShop starting today (August 3rd).
Calling All #NintendoSwitch FighterZ… The DRAGON BALL FighterZ Open Beta is Set to Arrive on August 9th!
August 3: Release the Open Beta on the eShop for pre-load.
August 9 (9:00pm PDT): Official start of the Open Beta on the eShop.
August 11 (11:59pm PDT): Open Beta ends. pic.twitter.com/hTdpaxGP4p
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) August 3, 2018
Further insight from the FighterZ beta eShop listing confirms access to newly debuting VS Online modes, as well as “a taste” of others such as Battle Tutorial, Lobby Avatar Customization, Stamps, and Replay Channel. Also confirmed was a limited rotation of 13 stages and the original base roster of 23 characters, sans Android 21. The full list can be viewed below:
- Android 16
- Android 18
- Captain Ginyu
- Gohan (Teen)
- Gohan (Adult)
- Goku (Super Saiyan)
- Goku (Super Saiyan Blue)
- Goku Black
- Kid Buu
- Majin Buu
- Vegeta (Super Saiyan)
- Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue)
Dragon Ball FighterZ is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The long-awaited Nintendo Switch version arrives September 28th.
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