The Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta will have a practice mode

By on January 9, 2018 at 9:00 am
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When Dragon Ball FighterZ had its first closed beta last September, it focused mainly on getting players matched up with each other. As such, it didn’t really have any safe place for players to try out characters, moves, and combos. With the new beta however, it seems that this won’t be the case.

In a recent Tweet, Bandai Namco South East Asia confirmed that the mode exists in Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s open beta.

With this, Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s beta follows in the footsteps of other fighting game betas such as those for Fighting Layer EX, Street Fighter V, and of course, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore‘s “endless beta” that also feature a practice mode.

Aside from helping test the game’s online play, betas such as that for Dragon Ball FighterZ, also allows players to learn more about how the game plays, in preparation for playing the full game on launch. As such, adding in a training mode is a great move by any company that’s beta testing their fighting games. [It is possible that “Practice (Battle Tutorial)” refers specifically to more of a trial mode than an open training mode, but which of the two are in the open beta has not yet been clarified. – Editor]

Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s open beta runs from January 14 to 15, with pre-orders getting early access on January 13. The game itself launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26 in the West, and February 1 in Japan.

Source: Bandai Namco S.E.A.

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