Bandai Namco originaly anounced at EVO 2017 that the closed beta sign-ups for Dragon Ball FighterZ would begin on July 26th, 2017. However, due to the enormous volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this announcement, the publisher has decided to expand the capacity of the Closed Beta in an effort to enable more players to participate in the program.
In addition, the beta organizers are also working to bolster their background systems to ensure that the closed beta registration and selection process can accept the volume of anticipated sign-ups. While that is definitely good news, there is just a little bad news to report. In order to open the beta for more players, these efforts will necessitate a slight delay for the Closed Beta sign-up date, which will move to August 22nd, 2017.
As far as when the actual beta will take place, it will happen on September 16th and 17th at the following hours:
EUROPE (UK) CST
- 1st Session* 10:00am – 13:00pm (Saturday)
- 2nd Session* 18:00pm – 21:00pm (Saturday)
- 3rd Session* 2:00am – 5:00am (Sunday)
- 4th Session* 21:00pm – 00:00am (Sunday/Monday)
*Timings are subject to change.
The developers want the fans that participate to be able to enjoy the game at its best so they are making efforts to include more than the previously announced 9 characters in this Closed Beta, as well as fleshing out a good portion of the Lobby. As a reminder, the Closed Beta will be available on PS4 and Xbox One consoles only.
The retail version of Dragon Ball FighterZ will be available for the Xbox One, PS4 system, and on PC early next year.