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.
FighterZ, the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Open Beta is experiencing network issues that cannot be addressed quickly. We'll keep the Open Beta online but you might experience problems during gameplay. We may extend the Open Beta, more info here: https://t.co/5WMdnjzVQ5 #DBFighterzBETA pic.twitter.com/4c7EJCqhFE— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) January 14, 2018
"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.
We are glad to confirm that the Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Test received some tweaks with positive results.— Bandai Namco UK (@BandaiNamcoUK) January 15, 2018
Thank you for your support, we hope you will keep on playing with us until the end of the Open Beta Test on 16th January, 08:00 am (UK Time).#DBFighterzBETA pic.twitter.com/yaCaf5gBPm
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.