Balance Patch and Game Mode Fixes
Namco Bandai announced today the incoming Dragon Ball FighterZ patch. According to their Facebook page, many of the changes include new modes and fixes. Added to the game are the FighterZ Cup and Party Battle features. In FighterZ Cup, the players can collect more points for their respective Character Union, an add-on that was added to the game in a more recent update. This will allow players to, in- urn, collect more Zeni to spend on the in-game shop. Party Battle is a new 3-player co-op mode. In this mode, players team up to fight boss battles. Moreover, changes coming to modes come in the form of bug fixes for Combo Challenge and Training Mode. The game will render all current replay data invalid for the incoming patch. Therefore, upload your best matches while you can!
What’s most pressing about this patch, however, are the incoming balance changes. Most notably, Android 16, which stuck to players as a major thorn in their side, is getting hit with a nerf. According to the patch notes from the Bandai Namco Facebook page…
• Now players will be able to recover from the ground when hit by Android 16’s Dynamite Driver
• Removed the invincibility to ranged attacks from Android 16’s Standing Heavy, Jumping Heavy and Crouching Heavy
Also of note is the change for Vegeta (Super Saiyan). His assist is considered as one of – if not – the best in the game. The rapid beam fire ability keeps players locked in a block for several seconds. Consequently, his assist allows for free follow-ups for major damage. The patch notes indicate as follows…
VEGETA (Super Saiyan):
• Reduced the duration of block stun for Vegeta (Super Saiyan)’s Z assist
Check out the full list of Dragon Ball FighterZ patch notes.
More to come after the Dragon Ball FighterZ patch.
While Arc Systems Works and Bandai Namco kept the game updated ever since its release in January, this is the first character balance patch in the game. The release date for Vegito and Zamasu is still currently unknown. However, if you’re looking for a change in experience in FighterZ, the patch hits on May 9th. Be sure to check out the latest on the upcoming fighters for the game, as well as the characters to follow here.
You can pick up Dragon Ball FighterZ today on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam today. Finally, the Dragon Ball FighterZ patch releases on the same day – May 9th – for all systems.
Thanks for reading our coverage on the upcoming patch. Are you looking forward to any of the buffs and nerfs? Let us know what your favourite, or least favourite, part of the patch is here!