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Dragon Ball FighterZ was well received when it was shown off at Microsoft’s E3 conference this year, and the excitement surrounding it has reached a point where the game’s closed beta had to be delayed to accommodate more players. Bandai Namco had the following to say, noting that the month long delay is so they can improve their systems to handle the load.
We recently announced at EVO 2017 that the closed beta sign-ups for DRAGON BALL FighterZ would begin on 26th July, 2017. Due to the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this announcement, we have decided to expand the capacity of the closed beta in an effort to enable more players to participate in the program.
We are also working to bolster our background systems to ensure that the closed beta registration and selection process can accept the volume of anticipated sign-ups. However, these efforts will necessitate a slight delay for the closed beta sign-up date, which will move to 22nd August, 2017.
This delay is just for signing up, with the period of time where you actually get to play the game being on the 16th and 17th of September this year. You’ll get to play as a whopping nine characters from the full game, so expect some variety when looking for fights.
The beta will be available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so be sure to keep an eye out around August 22nd for a chance to sign up.