Dragon Ball FighterZ’s first big patch is going to fix plenty of bugs

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It’s not often that you see a fighting game launch with a selection of characters that are pitch-perfect in their balance, but Dragon Ball FighterZ is that rare exception to the genre rule. In a series that long ago established its rules for just how powerful its core roster was, Dragon Ball FighterZ is pitch perfect in its approach to giving lesser brawlers a chance to shine.

Yamcha’s Wolf Fang Fist is a force to be reckoned with, Krillin is able to match a god of destruction in one on one combat and even ol’ Tien is the kind of martial artist who shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s…it’s kind of cool seeing some of Earth’s greatest warriors not being reduced to Spirit Bomb contributors for once.

With that being said, Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting its first major patch soon. While it won’t include over 9000 balance changes to the roster, it will implement plenty of fixes to various bugs found within the game. It’s all small fixes, but when added up, it’s pretty substantial. Here’s the full list of patch notes from developer Arc System Works and Bandai Namco:

MODES

  • PARTY MATCH: Added the Party Match feature which enables automatic match-up with 5 other players to play a Party Match.
  • REPLAY CHANNEL: Expanded Replay Channel functions (added “Followed Player Channel” and “Search Channel”) – Previous replay data will be deleted
  • RANKED MATCH / CASUAL MATCH: Added controller vibration to indicate when an opponent has been found
  • ARCADE MODE: Added “Return to Character Selection” and “Return to Course Selection” after completing a course
  • TRAINING MODE: Fixed a bug that shows the Dragon Balls collection animation while options were set on “Do not display”
  • TRAINING MODE: Fixed a bug that made the Assist Gauge recover when player guards continuously
  • BATTLE TUTORIAL: Fixed a bug that prevented the UI to be displayed properly when player passes the objective right after the beginning of the match

CHARACTERS

  • GOKU BLACK: Fixed a bug that prevented the character to disappear when Goku Black’s Special Move ” The Work of a God ” was used after an Ultimate Z Change
  • ANDROID 21: Fixed bug that prevented Android 21 from disappearing immediately after she is called in for a Z-Assist and the main character takes damage
  • ANDROID 21: Fixed a red visual bug when Android 21 is called in for a Z-Assist and the main character takes damage
  • FRIEZA: Fixed a bug that prevents Frieza to properly use “You Must Die by My Hand!” when lying on the ground after his Golden Frieza transformation
  • HIT: Fixed a bug that prevents the “Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack” effect to disappear when used during Ultimate Z Change and Hit’s Meteor Special Attack
  • HIT: Fixed a bug that prevents the Z-Assist character to disappear when the main character is damaged at the very same moment by Hit’s “I Keep Improving” attack
  • TIEN: Fixed a bug that makes a character invisible when both the main character and Z-Assist character are damaged by Tien’s attack “Farewell, Tien…”
  • CAPTAIN GINYU: Fixed a bug that allows Ultimate Z Change to be performed with less than 3 gauges after performing “Powerful Energy Wave”
  • MAJIN BUU: Fixed a bug that makes the opponent invincible if Majin Buu’s “Standing Light – Follow Up 2” and the opponent’s Super Dash hit simultaneously
  • ANDROID 18: Fixed a bug of voice/mouth synchronization when special dialogues are played against Piccolo and Vegeta

OTHER FEATURES

  • SHENRON: Fixed a bug that prevents Destructive Finish and Stage Destruction effects to appear with a character resurrected by Shenron
  • SUPPORT CHARACTERS: Fixed a bug that prevents voices of Support Characters (like Android 17 or Ginyu Force) to be played normally when called into battle
  • DRAGON RUSH: Fixed a bug that reversed the guard controls when a character is being changed by a Dragon Rush

If you’ve skipped the patch notes to tell me that Yamcha sucks in any video game universe, then here’s a bonus for you! Since it happens to be on PC, modders have taken a liking to adding certain unusual characters to Dragon Ball FighterZ. Characters like Squidward and Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants, because that is simply the best thing ever:

Last Updated: February 28, 2018

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