Dragon Ball FighterZ is finally getting the recovery netcode through the newly announced PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game. The update will also be available on PC.
For those unfamiliar, netcode rollback is a system that provides a near-latency-free online experience, hence why it has always been a highly anticipated feature in the fighting game community. During EVO 2022, DBFZ producer Tomoko Hiroki shared that current-gen versions will support recovery netcode, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions will not. There is no release window for upgraded ports, but message from Bandai Namco’s Twitter account said we will find out more information later and it will take “some time” before the system is complete.
While that’s bad news for those who don’t own a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, Bandai Namco is at least planning some sort of upgrade path for owners of games currently on the console. current controller (such as Smart Delivery on Xbox). There is no mention if the Switch version will receive a recovery netcode.
So is Hiroki announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ is now complete, meaning it won’t receive any more fighters or balance updates. The game received three DLC fighter packs during its existence, adding more than a dozen characters to its roster.
Dragon Ball FighterZ first launched in January 2018 and has been hailed as one of the best fighting games of the decade and arguably the best Dragon Ball video game era. You can read our review of the game’s launch version here.