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Dragon Ball FighterZ PS4 and Xbox-only beta: start time, modes, stages and everything else you need to know

The Dragon Ball FighterZ beta returns this week - here's how you can get involved and what you get to play.

The 3-on-3 fighter plays great, with lightning-quick combos and a crisp art-style that’s faithful to the beloved anime, and now’s your chance to get to grips with it. Unlike the closed beta back in September, this time it’s open to all players.

Update: The Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta has been extended, and will be live for another 24 hours: The new times are January 17 at 9pm PST, or 5am GMT on January 18. The open beta will close at 9pm PST January 18, or 5am GMT on January 19.

Original story: The console-exclusive beta will begin on Saturday January 13, 2018 if you’ve pre-ordered the game, while everyone else will be able to get in on Sunday January 14.

Unfortunately, there will be no Dragon Ball FighterZ PC beta this time around.


The Dragon Ball FighterZ beta client is available to download on digital storefronts now, just search for "Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta" and you should be able to find it. Hit download, and you'll be ready to join the action as soon as the beta starts.

We’ve listed the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta start times in GMT, PST and EST, but if you click the time links it’ll bring up a new window with the equivalent time in cities around the world.

Dragon Ball FighterZ beta start time:

Dragon Ball FighterZ beta end time:

11 different characters will be available for you to use including Goku, Vegeta, Cell, Frieza, Krillin, Piccolo, Android 18, Adult Gohan, Kid Buu, Nappa and Beerus. We have a full page on the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta roster, which rounds up every character announced for the full game so far, so give that look for more info. There’s a good variety of fighters, with Trunks, Yamcha and Captain Ginyu making appearances.

There are seven stages available in the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta, including fan-favourites like Namek and a night time arena.

  • Planet Namek
  • World Tournament Arena
  • West City
  • Volcano
  • Wasteland
  • Cell Games Arena
  • Rocky Field (Evening)

There are a variety of modes on offer in the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta as well, including online matches, a tutorial mode to teach you the ropes, and a taste of the game’s story.

  • World Match
  • Battle Tutorial
  • Rankings
  • Replay Channel
  • Stamps
  • Lobby Avatar Customisation
  • Two Dramatic Scenes

The full game will be out on January 26, 2018 internationally and February 1 in Japan, for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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