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Dragon Ball FighterZ Launches on Next-Gen with Rollback Netcode

by Elvis Mack

Dragon Ball FighterZ, the acclaimed fighting game based on the popular anime and manga series, is finally coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. The game launch digitally on February 29, 2024, and will be available in regions where it is already February 29. The game will also feature a major update that will introduce rollback netcode, a highly requested feature by the fans.

The Long Road to Rollback Netcode for Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki announcing rollback netcode at EVO 2022

The developers planned to release the rollback netcode update in late 2022 when it was announced at EVO 2022. But first, they wanted to test it with a public beta. The beta test was stated in Summer 2023. However, it faced several delays because of technical issues. The beta test finally started in November 2023 and lasted two weeks.

The beta test was a success, as most players reported a significant improvement in the online performance and stability of the game. The rollback netcode made the game feel more responsive and smooth, even with high latency or packet loss. The players also praised the developers for listening to their feedback and implementing the feature. However, the beta test also revealed some bugs and glitches, such as audio issues, visual artifacts, and matchmaking errors. The developers acknowledged these problems and promised to fix them before the official release of the update.

Why Rollback Is Important

The Dragon Ball FighterZ community has been asking for rollback netcode for a long time. Rollback netcode is important for the game. It improves the online experience and make the game more fun and easy for players around the world. Players can play with less lag, more stability, and more accuracy, no matter where they are or how good their connection is. This will also grow the player base and the game’s lifespan, as more players can find and join matches, and compete with each other.

Rollback netcode also help the competitive scene of the game as it will let players practice and improve their skills, and join online tournaments and events, without network problems.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of most notable fighting games of the last generation, and it will get even better with its rollback netcode update. If you love Dragon Ball or fighting games, you should try the ultimate version of Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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