Dragon Ball FighterZ is hosting an open beta this weekend or is trying to. Sadly, if you’re trying to sign in and test out the highly anticipated beta, you’re likely experiencing network errors or disconnects that have begun once Sunday morning rolled around. Since 3:00 AM EST, I have been unable to log in, and over repeated attempts, all day, have yet to even get past the main menu.
If you pre-ordered, you gained an extra day to play the beta, beginning on January 13 instead. Those who didn’t on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 however, have had the opportunity to even try the game. The floodgates have caused massive server overload, and with such a massive spike in users, it’s likely the stress of so many eager players that has caused this.
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
Bandai Namco released a longer statement, going so far as to consider extending the beta because of these issues, the original end date is January 16.
“Thank you for playing the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ and your invaluable feedback. 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. 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. Thank you for your support and patience as we work towards an optimal gameplay experience.”
Let’s hope this gets resolved so eager fans can get a bit of time in before launch later this month.