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EVO was dominated by rollback netcode announcements, and I couldn't be happierAug 8, 2022 - VG247Evo 2022 just wrapped up this morning, and as a UK resident who stayed up to watch the whole thing until roughly 30 minutes before work started, it was exhausting. I’m not talking about the run time, I’m talking about the back-to-back banger announcements coming from multiple fighting game developers over the weekend. A large quantity of which, you’ll be happy to know, revolves around the implementation of rollback netcode. For those not in the know, rollback netcode has kind of been the hot topic over the past few years (although arguably it’s been heating up for over a decade now), reaching its burning point during the worldwide COVID-19 lockdowns. While before a large chunk of games struggled to match you up with opponents online without lag, dropped frames, or teleporting, we’ve now seen a vast selection of games past present and future featuring this improved netcode moving forward. While new characters may seem far more exciting for the average player, and this weekend didn’t hold back with announcements for rad new roster additions, it’s way more important in my book to see pre-existing games with entrenched communities get the support they need via online overhauls. Read more If you want rollback netcode, you’re going to have to play Dragon Ball FighterZ on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, or PCAug 8, 2022 - VG247Arc System Works has announced that Dragon Ball Fighterz is finally getting rollback netcode, but there's a catch. Let's start with the good news: Dragon Ball Fighterz is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, at some point anyway, and with that will come the fabled rollback netcode (which will also come to the PC version of the game). What's the bad news, you ask? The PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game won't be getting rollback netcode, it looks like. The news was announced at Evo, and the official Bandai Namco Esports account put out a statement going into a bit more detail. "As a result of our continuous testing to include the rollback system, it has been confirmed that the implementation can be applied to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, and we have officially been working on its production," reads the statement. Read more Dragon Ball FighterZ and Samurai Shodown are getting rollback netcodeAug 7, 2022 - PC Gamernnual fighting game tournament EVO returned as an in-person event for the first time since 2019 this year. As well as the competitions, including the first MultiVersus tournament, EVO 2022 included some welcome quality-of-life announcements from Bandai Namco and SNK: rollback netcode is coming to both Dragon Ball FighterZ and Samurai Shodown... Read more.Android 21 (Lab Coat) is now available!Feb 24, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsAndroid 21, the original character created for DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ, is now available in her non-Majin form and wearing her signature lab coat. An all-round type of fighter with different moves than her transformed version, she has many skills, including rushing, anti-air, long-range, guard-breaking, and barrier, allowing her to fight in any situation. This content includes: Android 21 (Lab Coat) as a new playable character 5 alternative colors for her outfit Android 21 (Lab Coat) Lobby Avatar Android 21 (Lab Coat) Z Stamp She might not be able to control her hunger for much longer. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1744780/DRAGON_BALL_FIGHTERZ__Android_21_Lab_Coat/The best Dragon Ball game comes to PC Game PassFeb 24, 2022 - PCGamesNThere have been a whole lot of Dragon Ball videogames over the years, many of which have launched on our home platform. So, sure, there's going to be some debate over which entry takes the title of best - but I'm sure many will agree that Dragon Ball FighterZ is a worthy champion. If you're now nodding your head furiously, or have yet to give it a whirl, the good news is you'll soon get a new opportunity to get stuck in, as it's coming to PC Game Pass today. Launched in January 2018, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2D fighting game with a 3vs3 tag-support system that lets you throw some tag-team attacks into the mix. It draws on the TV series' anime style and features a bunch of its characters such as Goku (naturally), Gohan, Frieza, and Cell among others, with a story mode that lets you recruit them to your side. "Certain character combinations also have a special dialogue before a fight," the announcement post on the Xbox Wire explains. "You can even re-create iconic story moments by having certain characters fight and be rewarded with a faithfully reproduced special cut-scene." The game reviewed very highly when it launched, with critic scores between 85 and 87 across the various platforms on aggregate site Metacritic. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best fighting games on PC in 2022 Anime gave you free Game Pass, so now Game Pass gives you free anime Watch anime, get Game Pass PC for free The rest of October looks great for Xbox Game PassOct 19, 2021 - EurogamerMicrosoft has announced a raft of eye-catching titles coming to Xbox Game Pass throughout the rest of October Available today are Into the Pit on cloud, console and PC, and Outriders on PC. Hitting the subscription service on 21st October is Arc System Works' superb fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, on console and cloud. Read more One of the year's best games headlines October Game Pass titlesOct 19, 2021 - VG247Microsoft has revealed a strong line-up of games coming to Xbox Game Pass over the remainder of October. As always, first-party Microsoft projects will launch into the service, as well as the usual assortment of indie and AAA projects. The releases begin today, with Outriders arriving on PC Game Pass, alongside indie retro FPS Into the Pit, which arrives on PC, console and Cloud. October 21 sees the release of three games. Dragon Ball FighterZ arrives on console and Cloud Game Pass. Indie turn-based adventure Echo Generation launches into Game Pass on PC, console and Cloud. The excellent space shooter Everspace 2 also drops on PC Game Pass on the same day. Read more Gogeta SS4 is now available!Mar 12, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsPlayers will be able to unleash Gogeta SS4’s power, the Fusion Warrior from Dragon Ball GT, in DRAGON BALL FighterZ! The strongest Saiyan, born from the fusion of Goku and Vegeta, Gogeta SS4 is proficient in every aspect of combat, using life-threatening Ki Blasts as well as relentless close combat attacks! This content includes: Gogeta (SS4) as a new playable character 5 alternative colors for his outfit Gogeta (SS4) Lobby Avatar Gogeta (SS4) Z Stamp A new Patch Note also hit on March 10th fixing minor issue and further balancing the whole roster. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1248434/DRAGON_BALL_FIGHTERZ__FighterZ_Pass_3/ Gogeta SS4 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ later this weekMar 7, 2021 - EurogamerGogeta SS4 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ later this week. Though we knew the fighter - a fusion of both Goku and Vegeta - was on the way to the third DLC pass, his release date was only confirmed during last night's Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour stream. Gogeta SS4 will drop for FighterZ Pass 3 holders on 10th March, and be available for everyone else on 12th March. Here he is in action: Read more Super Baby 2 is now available & Patch Note 1.26Jan 14, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsThe Ultimate Malign Being, Super Baby 2, now comes to DRAGON BALL FighterZ! This content includes: Super Baby 2 as a new playable character 5 alternative colors for his outfit Super Baby 2 Lobby Avatar Super Baby 2 Z Stamp Please find the Patch 1.26 Battle Adjustments. Characters and specific changes are detailed below. Vegeta Energy Cutter no longer hits the same opponent multiple times under certain conditions. Gotenks Fixed an issue in which damage scaling would not apply to any attack canceled into after Miracle Super Punch or Great Special Rolling Kick. Cell Fixed an issue in which it was difficult to perform a Super Attack after standing light attack: follow-up 2. Piccolo Fixed an issue in which it was difficult to land a standing unique attack against some characters while they are in the air. Master Roshi Fixed an issue in which the opponent would lock up when Master Roshi canceled their attack with Lullaby Fist. Fixed an issue in which the K.O. animation for Evil Containment Wave would not play correctly under certain conditions. Made it easier to perform an Ultimate Z Change from Turtle Hermit Extraordinaire. Reduced invincibility time for Martial Spirit and Z Assist (B Type). Lengthened start-up of the 2nd hit of Z Assist (B Type) when the attack does not hit the opponent's main character. Start-up for Z Assist (B Type) no longer speeds up when Master Roshi is hit by the opponent's attack before start-up. Hit Fixed an issue in which Direct Hit would not land against some characters who are in a wall bounce. Goku (Ultra Instinct) Fixed an issue in which some characters would freeze under certain conditions during an Ultimate Z Change involving Unpolished Instinct. Captain Ginyu Fixed an issue in which the Ki gauge would increase from Z Assist (B Type). Android 21 Fixed an issue in which heavy Hors d'Oeuvre Stab could not be performed with half a Ki gauge bar when it links from some absorbed Special Moves. Bardock Fixed an issue in which the timing at which an Ultimate Z Change is no longer possible during the mid-air version of Saiyan Spirit differed from the grounded version. Goku (SSGSS) Fixed an issue in which the Ki gauge would increase from Super God Shock Flash (Heavy). https://store.steampowered.com/app/1248434/DRAGON_BALL_FIGHTERZ__FighterZ_Pass_3/?curator_clanid=31001248Dragon Ball FighterZ gets Super Baby 2 in Jan 2021, Gogeta (SS4) soonDec 21, 2020 - EurogamerDragon Ball FighterZ gets Super Baby 2 as a DLC character on 15th January 2021, Bandai Namco has announced. Meanwhile, the final FighterZ Pass 3 character for Arc System Works' super fighting game is Gogeta (SS4). The new trailer below shows off Super Baby 2 in action. Read more Last Matchups! - DRAGON BALL FighterZ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSNov 26, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsThe DRAGON BALL FighterZ National Championship is the invitational championship by country in 1vs1. Join us on Steam and https://www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz to watch the last matchups unfold for the win, starting tomorrow at 20:00 CEST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT. For this first edition we have chosen 5 championships in the following countries: France Spain Japan USA EAST USA West More information here : https://www.dbfz-competition.com/en Follow us on Twitter @BNEesports for the latest news! © BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION Game © BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. DRAGON BALL FighterZ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSNov 20, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsThe DRAGON BALL FighterZ National Championship is the invitational championship by country in 1vs1. Join us on Steam and https://www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz to watch the matchups unfold, starting tonight at 20:00 CEST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT. For this first edition we have chosen 5 championships in the following countries: France Spain Japan USA EAST USA West More information here : https://www.dbfz-competition.com/en Follow us on Twitter @BNEesports for the latest news! © BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION Game © BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. DRAGON BALL FighterZ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSNov 13, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsThe DRAGON BALL FighterZ National Championship is the invitational championship by country in 1vs1. Join us on Steam and https://www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz to watch the matchups unfold, starting tonight at 20:00 CEST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT. For this first edition we have chosen 5 championships in the following countries: France Spain Japan USA EAST USA West More information here : https://www.dbfz-competition.com/en Follow us on Twitter @BNEesports for the latest news! © BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION Game © BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Dekillsage: There is "no excuse" for fighting game developers not using GGPONov 9, 2020 - The Loadout2020 has been a tough year for esports, but while we have seen esports like League of Legends achieve record numbers, the same can't be said for the Fighting Game Community. There have been far fewer official online tournaments this year following the fallout from the EVO Online, and big tournament organisers have struggled to fit competitive tournaments around the global pandemic. That isn't to say that these games don't have a community though. Smaller tournaments are still able to run, as Jon 'dekillsage' Coello from Evil Geniuses tells The Loadout. Over the last year, the fighting game professional has turned his hand to Dragon Ball FighterZ, Skullgirls, and a few others. We sat down with him and talked about the problems that professional fighting game players face, how the FGC has adapted, and how teams like Evil Geniuses have supported their players. We also discussed at length about why delay-based netcode and badly implemented netcode in general harms the competitive scene and how Good Game Peace Out implementation can be a massive step in the right direction. Read the rest of the story... DRAGON BALL FighterZ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSNov 5, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsThe DRAGON BALL FighterZ National Championship is the invitational championship by country in 1vs1. Join us on Steam and https://www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz to watch the matchups unfold, starting tonight at 20:00 CEST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT. For this first edition we have chosen 5 championships in the following countries: France Spain Japan USA EAST USA West More information here : https://www.dbfz-competition.com/en Follow us on Twitter @BNEesports for the latest news! © BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION Game © BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. DRAGON BALL FighterZ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSOct 30, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsThe DRAGON BALL FighterZ National Championship is the invitational championship by country in 1vs1. Join us on Steam and https://www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz to watch the matchups unfold, starting tonight at 20:00 CEST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT. For this first edition we have chosen 5 championships in the following countries: France Spain Japan USA EAST USA West More information here : https://www.dbfz-competition.com/en Follow us on Twitter @BNEesports for the latest news! © BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION Game © BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Patch Notes 1.25Sep 14, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsFighterZ, we know that you've been waiting for this one! Coming on September 16th (Timing subject to change depending your leadtime), Patch 1.25 offers some big system changes in addition to an array of character balancing sure to fire up your spirits to get right onto the battlefield again! Read the full Patch Notes 1.25 The second edition of the Dragon Ball FighterZ Show was held on Sunday, September 13. During this celebration we shared the latest trailer featuring Master Roshi moveset. The old master will join the fight on September 16, 2020. In the meantime discover more of his moves! Master Roshi is about to show is hidden strengh on DBFZ Show#2Sep 13, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsJoin us on Steam and https://www.twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz at 20:00 CEST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT to discover his powerful abilities and combos! Our hosts Damascus, Tyrant and RZA will analyze his moveset to give you the best tips before the release of the DLC on SEPTEMBER 18th. Follow us on Twitter @BNEesports for the latest news! The best fighting games on PCSep 8, 2020 - PCGamesNWhat are the best fighting games on PC? When the fighting game boom first took hold in the 90s, the genre was largely the domain of arcades. Since then fighting games have mostly been played on console, but now - finally - we're able to play most of the best fighting games on the planet on our home computers. Fighting games have a reputation for being tough to learn, but with the rise of video tutorials and guides on all the basics, there's never been a better time to get into this highly competitive genre. Even if you're a long way from competing at Evo, there are plenty of ways to enjoy these titles - from online Street Fighter matches to the robust single-player content of games like Injustice and Soulcalibur. We've focused on many of the most competitive games with the most active communities here, but you'll also find a few classics and curve balls in the mix. So get your fightstick, practice those fireballs, and get ready for the very best PC fighting games. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Goichi beats Sonic Fox for first place at EVO, creating the greatest moment in sportsmanship ever Dragon Ball Project Z is confirmed with a nostalgic trailer Free games: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, and SF5 are free on Steam during Evo 2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ Becomes Evo's Highest Watched Game Ever on TwitchAug 6, 2018 - GitHypBeing the much newer game with the most viewers at last month’s CEO tournament, we predicted that Dragon Ball FighterZ would take the #1 spot at the biggest fighting game event of the year, Evolution Championship Series 2018. However, Day 1 and Day 2 of Evo 2018 made it seem like that might not be the case… and surprisingly, Capcom’s Street Fighter V more than doubled FighterZ viewer counts on Twitch during the first two days of this year's event. But as with any good FGC comeback story, the fan base for Dragon Ball FighterZ turned up in record numbers on Sunday for the final fight. Hitting a peak of 258k concurrent viewers on Twitch, DBFZ wasn't just the most watched game at Evo 2018, it was the highest viewer count ever for an Evo main event on Twitch. At this year's annual tournament in Vegas, DBFZ proved to be the most popular choice among those actually attending the event with the most registered entrants. The game's success on Twitch, however, was due in large part to it being North America's last chance to take home a big win on Sunday night. And the finale for Namco Bandai's FighterZ certainly did not disappoint with an ending that was entertaining to say the least as NA’s SonicFox took home the victory over Japan's Go1 in dramatic fashion. Evo's main event, Street Fighter V, saw a huge drop-off in viewers following the DBFZ finals. And if not for a random host from Twitch's top streamer, Ninja, which gave the game an instant boost of ~60k viewers, SFV might not have even topped Tekken 7 and Super Smash Bros. Ninja’s Fortnite viewers were also quick to drop-off and Street Fighter V's peak of 215k viewers fell to 170k as the finals went on late into the AM and the UK’s Problem-X took home the win over Japan's Tokido. When including SFV’s boost from Ninja, all of Evo 2018's main stage games all gained popularity this year with Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, and Guilty Gear all having increases in viewership when compared to Evo 2017.Dragon Ball FighterZ was the Most Watched Game at CEO 2018 on TwitchJul 3, 2018 - GitHypWith CEO being the last major stop on the road to the summer's biggest fighting game event, the Evolution Championship Series in Vegas, the smaller Florida-based event has become one of the most exciting tournaments to watch on Twitch. This year’s Community Effort Orlando took place in Daytona and as usual resulted in many clip-worthy player entrances as the tournament once again pitted competitors head-to-head in the middle of a boxing/wrestling ring. With 663 entrants competing in the Dragon Ball FighterZ bracket, GGP Kazunoko took home the W in Grand Finals beating CO Go1. Despite not being the main event, DBFZ was actually the most watched game of CEO 2018 with a peak of 52k viewers watching the finals on Twitch. CEO’s main event, Street Fighter V’s Grand Finals, peaked at 46k viewers on Twitch as FD Fujimura beat DouyuTV Xiao Hai. SFV was slightly down from last year’s CEO main event peak of 49k viewers. While Tekken 7 came in third with 39k viewers during its finale that featured UYU JeonDDing beating UYU Qudans. And although it was the most played game at this year's CEO with 679 entrants, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ranked in as the fourth most watched game on Twitch with 21k viewers as Echo Fox MVG MkLeo defeated Tweek in its main event. Now, Capcom really needs a new game announcement at this year's Evo to get members of the FGC hyped. After the publisher bet big on the failed launch of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, other developers have been scooping up the franchise's player base. Even with the current most popular fighting games, Bandai Namco is set to launch even more new games like Soulcalibur VI in October and Jump Force next year... and even Nintendo is gunning for the top spot now with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launching before the end of 2018. Evo 2018’s official schedule hasn’t been released yet, but with Tekken having more players on Steam and Dragon Ball having more viewers on Twitch, we can’t imagine SFV will be able to hold on to its main event status much longer.Dragon Ball FighterZ Player Base Already Down 80% After First Two Weeks on SteamFeb 12, 2018 - GitHypDragon Ball FighterZ’s concurrent player count managed to break just over 9,000 this past weekend on Steam. But compared to its record-breaking launch, the most played fighting game ever on Steam didn’t have a good second week with the player base already down 80%. Peaking at 44.3k players two weeks ago, DBFZ more than doubled the previous record-holder Tekken 7’s 18.7k players at launch. However, DBFZ’s player base has begun to decline at a much faster rate than Tekken, which took over two months to lose 80% of its player base. [caption id="attachment_326748" align="aligncenter" width="786"] Dragon Ball FighterZ Peak Players per Hour on Steam via GitHyp[/caption] GitHyp originally predicted that DBFZ would be the biggest fighting game launch ever on Steam. Yet, we also questioned if it had the staying power that fighting games seem to always lack. Players simply don’t tend to stick around for long after getting beat up on. And despite very positive reviews from critics and players alike, the same seems to be true with DBFZ even after all the hype. That being said, fighting games don’t always die quick deaths outside of the fighting game community. The free-to-play, Brawlhalla, started with 7k players back in November 2015. And since leaving early access the Super Smash Bros.-inspired fighter has seen its player base grow over the past two years. Just this past weekend, Brawlhalla pulled in 11.6k concurrent players, topping DBFZ during the two games’ peak hours. Oddly, even with its solid player base that continues to outlast other big name fighting games on Steam, Brawlhalla hasn’t caught on with the competitive FGC and wasn’t able to secure a spot at Evo 2018. The lineup for the biggest fighting game event of the year was announced last week where two Smash Bros., Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and DBFZ will be headlining. That all could all change at Evo 2019 with DBFZ likely to drop down to SFV and Tekken 7 numbers and Brawlhalla pulling in more players than the big three combined.