Dragon Ball FighterZ's third season has officially begun. The game's latest update brings with it extensive gameplay changes and additions, and it's available to download now on PlayStation 4. It'd take way too long to outline every single alteration, but we've pasted the main points below.
Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3 Update Patch Notes
- Updated the battle screen.
Selectable Z Assists
- Players can now choose from 3 assists for each character.
- Health gauge changes when one character remains, and the character has the following effects.
① Increased damage output
② Ki gauge increases by one
③ Opponent's recoverable health is reduced on hit (except with invincible moves)
Adjustments to Instant Overheads
- All jumping attacks will no longer hit a crouching opponent when performed as the character is rising into the air (AKA instant overheads).
- Characters blocking mid-air will be in a crouching state after landing.
- When hit just before landing from a jump, characters will be in a grounded state rather than a mid-air state.
- Added a gauge that displays health proportion for all members of a team.
- Reduced recovery.
- Can now deflect Ki Blasts.
- Pressing the heavy attack button during a Ki Charge will now perform a Super Dash.
- Ki Charge can now be continued for a set amount of time even when Ki gauge is maxed out.
- Can now be canceled with a Special Move or Super Dash during camera shift.
- Made it easier to combo into when the opponent is taking damage mid-air.
- Can now be performed after landing a standing light attack.
- If landed in a combo, it can now be canceled after the attack with a Vanish.
- The number of jumps and mid-air dashes available resets after a Dragon Rush break.
Dragon Rush (Forced Switch)
- When a switch is forced via Dragon Rush, the switch will occur faster than before.
- Switch-in timing can now be manually controlled with a ← input after the forced switch.
Powered-up Special Moves
- They now only consume half a Ki gauge.
→ + Medium Attack
- While Sparking! is active, the character will no longer go over the opponent when the move is canceled into an air dash.
Standing/Crouching Heavy Attack
- Increased the move's damage during camera shift.
Jumping Heavy Attack
- Removed landing recovery during camera shift.
Guard Cancel Change
- Increased the attack level when clashed.
- Can no longer use another Z Assist until some time has passed after the opponent stops blocking.
- Z Assists that blowback will always knock the opponent in the direction the Z Assist character is facing.
- Adjusted where Z Assists appear.
- Made it possible to perform a simple air dash even when holding ↗ immediately after jumping.
- Attacks hitting sub-characters such as Saibamen and the Ginyu Force can now be canceled.
- Fixed an issue in which landing a certain way after an attack with landing recovery would cause that same recovery to occur on the next jump.
- Fixed an issue in which performing an attack immediately after blocking would cause problems with the hurtbox during the following action.
- For certain attacks that lock the opponent in place and trigger a cinematic sequence, the hitboxes are no longer active during the hitstop.
You can find all of the additional character balance adjustments through here.
On top of all that, the update also adds a new dojo mode that covers all kinds of gameplay tutorials in great detail, and even comes with its own challenges and unique tournament. Nice.
Are you diving back into Dragon Ball FighterZ with this Season 3 update? Select your Z Assist in the comments section below.
Patch notes like this make my head hurt. Probably the reason I stopped playing fighting games. There is just way too much to consider to be competitive - even just with just general matches.
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