Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Will End As Planned, Despite Server Issues

Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Will End As Planned, Despite Server Issues

The first full day of the open beta didn't have much beta testing.

Dragon Ball FighterZ had its open beta start this weekend. The Early Access period for those who pre-ordered the game went live on Saturday, before everyone could get in on the action on Sunday. Unfortunately, there were server network issues for most of the day yesterday. Players could either not connect to the server, or once they were in an online lobby, they couldn't get matchmaking to connect them with another player.

The official Bandai Namco US Twitter account acknowledged the problems and hinted that the open beta might be extended yesterday.

"Our team is working hard on optimizing the Open Beta but ran into some issues that cannot be addressed in a short amount of time, so we are asking for your patience until the next server update," says the publisher's statement on Facebook. "The current Open Beta will remain online and available so that the players who can log in and play it, can keep doing so. Please note, that if we cannot address the issues within a decent amount of time, we will consider extending the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ."

The issues were fixed some time last night, allowing players actually log on and find matches. Players were hopeful that with the fixes included, the beta might be extended another day or so, as mentioned on Twitter and Facebook.

This morning the Bandai Namco UK Twitter account confirmed the beta will be ending this evening.

That's 12AM midnight Pacific Time and 3AM Eastern Time, as originally planned. No extra day for us, folks. Dragon Ball FighterZ will still be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26, 2018.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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