Update: The official Facebook account of Dragon Ball FighterZ has recently announced that it is looking into extending the open beta if the team takes long to fix the server issues.
“Thank you for your invaluable feedback so far and for your time playing with the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ,” stated Dragon Ball FighterZ’s official Facebook handle.”Our team is working hard on the Open Beta but faced some issues that can’t be fixed on a short-term basis, 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 manage to log in and play it can keep on enjoying it. Be advised that if despite all reasonable efforts, we could not find a satisfactory outcome within a decent time, we will consider extending the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ.”
Original Story: The Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta is now live on PS4 and Xbox One, allowing you to familiarize yourself with the 2.5D fighter before its official release on Jan. 26, 2018. With beta tests being done primarily to test the game’s servers, expect plenty of issues to crop up once in a while.
The servers for Dragon Ball FighterZ have been unreliable since the open beta started, with plenty of players complaining on social media and gaming forums about server issues. Apparently, plenty of gamers are stuck in the game’s main menu as they keep on receiving an error prompt saying “failed to initialize network.”
For those who get past the menu screen, matchmaking with other players is the next big dilemma, with some stating that it took them over an hour to get in a match. If you’re having this problem, you can try a few trial battle matches while waiting for the servers to get fixed.
Apparently, some minor issues even cropped in during the open beta early access as Bandai Namco performed a server maintenance early on and tried to ease up fans concerning the issues. “Thanks for being patient during the issues we’ve been having with the Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta,” said Bandai Namco on Twitter. “The dev. team has been working around the clock to address the problems. We’ll continue to keep you updated on the status of Open Beta as issues are addressed.”
Thankfully, there’s still a few more days before the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta ends. The open beta, which has a whopping roster count of 11 playable fighters across seven stages, will run from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16.
Developed by Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ launches on Jan. 26 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.