Dragon Ball FighterZ finally gets rollback netcode, but only for some

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ with rollback netcode have finally been released after a surprise announcement.

One of the producers of Dragon Ball Fighterz, Tomoko Hiroki, announced during the EVO 2022 event that a PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of Dragon Ball FighterZ was in the works. Hiroki confirmed that the next-gen versions of the title would include rollback netcode but their exact release date was unknown. After a year in limbo and the next Dragon Ball fighting game adaptation on the horizon, it was easy to wonder if these plans got quietly scrapped.

All that changed when Bandai Namco and Arc System Works dropped the next-gen versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ alongside the rollback update on February 29, 2024. The announcement came a couple of hours after the internal PS5 game ID of the Arc System Works-developed title leaked. 

When is rollback coming to Dragon Ball FigherZ?

Rollback netcode is available now for Dragon Ball FighterZ on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Steam, and Windows versions. 

The PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions did not get the rollback netcode update. While there isn’t any crossplay support between the different platforms, the PC version has “an option to choose between rollback netcode and delay-based netcode which will also affect the matchmaking.” Players who play with rollback will not be matched against delay-based players and vice-versa.

Bandai Namco previously announced a public beta test for the game’s PC version lasting from November 30, 2023, to December 11, 2023. The test allowed players to try out the new netcode free of charge, although fans still didn’t get a release date for when the feature would officially get released, making the update a surprise.

DragonBall FighterZ has been a staple of the Evolution Championship Series since its release in 2018 but is absent from the EVO 2024 game lineup. While this update and re-release are unlikely to change things, those who are still actively playing Dragon Ball FighterZ will benefit from having access to rollback netcode.

Do the PS5 and Xbox Series versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ have anything new?

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ don’t bring anything new, except for the addition of rollback netcode.

The trophy list for Dragon Ball FigherZ’s PS5 version is identical to the one on PS4, suggesting there aren’t any additions for the next-gen versions. Dragon Ball FighterZ’s PS5 upgrade is free for players who own the PS4 version of the game.

Those who purchased it digitally can go to the PlayStation Store and download the PS5 version, while those with the disc version have to insert the disc in their PS5 and upgrade to the PS5 download version.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

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