Bandai Namco has shared some more details about its upcoming open beta for the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ. The beta kicks off next weekend and will give Switch owners their first chance to try the acclaimed Dragon Ball fighting game before it launches on the platform this September.
To participate in the beta, you will first need to download the open beta client from either the Switch Eshop or Nintendo's website. The beta begins on August 9 at 9 PM PT (12 AM ET on August 10) and runs through the weekend, concluding at 11:59 PM PT on August 11.
Players will be able to try four different game modes during the beta: Practice Battle Tutorial, Arena Match, Ring Match, and Ring Party Match. The beta will also feature the entire starting roster in Dragon Ball FighterZ, along with Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, for a total of 23 different playable characters. You can see the full beta roster below.
Dragon Ball FighterZ releases for Nintendo Switch on September 28. Bandai Namco recently revealed that the Switch version will launch with a couple of new local mulitplayer options, in particular an offline six-player Party Match mode and 2v2 and 1v1 matches. The publisher hasn't announced if these options will also be added to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions down the line.
Those who pre-order Dragon Ball FighterZ for Nintendo Switch will receive a couple of bonuses. First, they'll have immediate access to Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta at launch. Additionally, those who reserve the title will get a digital Japanese copy of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden, a rare Super Famicom game that was never previously released in North America.
Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Roster
- Goku (SS)
- Vegeta (SS)
- Gohan (Adult)
- Gohan (Teenager)
- Captain Ginyu
- Android 18
- Kid Buu
- Majin Buu
- Android 16
- Goku Black
- Goku (SSGSS)
- Vegeta (SSGSS)