Bandai Namco have announced patches to hopefully iron out some remaining issues Dragon Ball FighterZ has been having with online matches.
Two major issues that are currently plaguing FighterZ’s online world is an inability to match with other players in Ring Match and getting disconnected from the online lobby. These two issues will be the focus for the patch by the end of February. Bandai Namco producer Tomoko Hiroki has said in a recent video that “one patch is unlikely to solve all the problems, so they are preparing another patch for March” in case the first one doesn’t work.
“Rest assured,” states Hiroki, “that we will not stop until the fix has been completed.”
You can see Hiroki’s video detailing the upcoming patches below. (Quick fun fact: Hiroki has recently signed up for the Evo Championships to play Dragon Ball FighterZ competitively.)
One of my biggest issues that has yet to be addressed is punishing rage quitters and mid-match disconnects. I’ve played and spectated enough matches online to see that rage quitting is a big issue still plaguing Dragon Ball FighterZ’s online community. Currently, there doesn’t seem to be any penalty for disconnects or mid-match disconnects. No loss of battle points, no rank drop, no total amount of disconnects, nothing. The only thing players can get a hint at is player’s fighter cards which show their total fights and total wins. It’s a minor complaint that can be found in every competitive online fighting game, but it’s still an ongoing issue nonetheless.
Let’s hope that future patches will help identify and fix these issues.
Be sure to keep your eyes on the Mammoth Gamers for future updates. You can also read our review for Dragon Ball FighterZ here.