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Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch open beta date announced

Published: 20:18, 23 July 2018
Arc System Works
Picture of Vegeta seemingly having a power driven orgasm in Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball FighterZ - Vegeta

Bandai Namco have announced that open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ's Nintendo Switch version will start in August and that development is still on schedule, meaning the game will be released as previously announced in 28 September 2018.

Bandai Namco didn't specify which modes will be available during open beta, but they did state that the game's full release will feature 1v1 and 2v2 local multiplayer modes as well as Switch exclusive 6v6 local Party Match mode. There is currently no mention on whether the first two modes will be extended to other platforms, but the local 6v6 will definitely be Switch exclusive, as other platforms have it as an online option.

Considering this "open beta" is happening a month before the actual release, it is safe to assume it is more of a "marketing beta" with the actual testing phase having finished earlier. Therefore, chances are high the beta will feature all the modes above, which is good news for fans who bought or will buy the game on Switch.

The official tweet also showed Goku charging up a Spirit Ball in his base form hinting that the Switch version will have all DLC characters available from get go for just about the weirdest Dragon Ball fights ever. You think Yamcha beating Freeza was silly? I raise you base Vegeta beating SSB Vegeta to a pulp. Then again, we could fight SSJ Vegeta vs SSB Vegeta which is almost just as silly, but hey, can't pass up on a barb or two.

There is also no mention whether 1v1 and 2v2 modes will extend character health pools since these modes will strip two and one team members, respectively.

Arc System Works Base form Goku is hitting someone with what seems to be a Spirit Bomb Dragon Ball FighterZ

The news was well received, as many players have been asking for these modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One already, the same players who are now hoping they will get them after they are released on Switch. It remains to be seen whether Arc System Works and Bandai Namco will budge and let players have their wish.

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