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I’ve always loved fighting games since I played International Karate and Fist II on the Commodore 64. And Dragon Ball FighterZ is no exception.
Dragon Ball FighterZ (aka DBFZ) is a beautiful fighting game developed by Arc System Works. In the past, this studio produced fighting games such as Guilty Gear and BlazBlue.
DBFZ came out in 2017 and received critical and commercial success. The game is based on one of the most popular manga and anime franchises ever, and it features many of the most popular Dragon Ball characters as playable fighters.
So is it possible to crossplay with friends on PS4 or Xbox One if you’re on PC and vice versa?
unfortunately, Dragon Ball FighterZ isn’t cross-platform. However, DBFZ is cross-generation through backward compatibility. That means that Dragon Ball FighterZ is crossplay between consoles within the same platform family, i.e., PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.
Also, check out more on crossplay in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
Dragon Ball FighterZ FAQ:
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Will Dragon Ball FighterZ ever have cross-platform crossplay?
I highly doubt that Dragon Ball FighterZ will ever be truly cross-platform, and I’ve seen no confirmation from the developers that this is currently in the pipeline. I’ll update this article if that changes in the future.
Is Dragon Ball FighterZ online only?
No, you can play Dragon Ball FighterZ either online or local offline with between 2 (one-on-one match) and 16 players (tournament).
You can even play three vs. three on Nintendo Switch as local multiplayer.
Is Dragon Ball FighterZ on Game Pass?
Yes, Dragon Ball FighterZ is available on Game Pass.
Read more on crossplay in Brawlhalla.
What is Dragon Ball FighterZ? – A quick overview for newbies.
- Game Developer: Arc System Works
- Game Publisher: Bandai-Namco
- Genre: 2.5D fighting game
Dragon Ball FighterZ takes place between the Universe 6 and Future Trunks saga in Dragon Ball Super.
Android 21 is the game’s main villain, and she became an android after her son was used as the model for Android 16 in Dragon Ball Z.
She awakens and restores her son’s body before gathering the dragon balls to wish many evil villains back to life. She resurrects Frieza, Cell, the Ginyu Force, and Nappa.
Somehow, the souls and powers of Earth’s most powerful warriors have been sealed away. Only Goku remains, and he is tasked with defeating the villains and clones of the other Z fighters.
It’s a bit of a silly plot, but it’s really just there to give you a reason to fight all the characters in the game.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2.5D fighting game with gorgeous hand-drawn art that draws you in, but the gameplay is where the title truly shines.
The control scheme is similar to team-fighting games such as Marvel vs. Capcom. You’ll be fighting with teams of three fighters to compete against computer opponents or fellow players.
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It’s a fighting game that has very precise controls. The game is fun to pick up and play for newcomers, but it has enough depth that fighting game veterans will keep returning for more.
There are many playable characters in this title, and you’ll have various game modes to enjoy. You can play ranked matches against people online or challenge your friends to local bouts from the comfort of home.
What platforms are Dragon Ball FighterZ available for?
Dragon Ball FighterZ is available for:
- PC (Microsoft Windows)
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S – through backward compatibility
- PlayStation 4 (PS4)
- PlayStation 5 (PS5) – through backward compatibility
- Nintendo Switch
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jan has played video games since the early 1980s. He loves getting immersed in video games as a way to take his mind off stuff when the outside world gets too scary. A lifelong gamer, the big interest led to a job as a lecturer on game sound at the University of Copenhagen and several written articles on video games for magazines.