Dragon Ball FighterZ’s sixth Saga event has banned unlicensed PlayStation controllers from use [UPDATED]

By on November 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm
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Over the course of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, we have seen people wield a plethora of controllers to compete, with many players using using Hit Box-type controllers for the game, too. However, one event has decided that Hit Boxes, among other controllers, are not going to be allowed.

The 6th saga event for the tour — to be held on the 24th and 25th of November in Shinjuku, Japan — has banned all peripherals that aren’t officially licensed by Sony from their event, stating that it is an addendum to the official tour rule set. While this hits Hit Box users hard, this also affects anyone who uses a custom arcade stick that contains a Brook PCB, or anyone using legacy arcade sticks with a Brook converter. It’s also possible that anyone who even uses an officially licensed pad as a padhack for their custom joysticks may get snubbed, as organizers may be unable to discern that the circuit board itself is licensed.

The event states that they will have a limited number of HORI peripherals available for loan to players who arrive to find their controller of choice banned from the event.


UPDATE: Bandai Namco have relaxed their restrictions for the event.

Sources: Anime FGC News; Hit Box

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!