It's finally happening: Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting a rollback netcode update at some point in the future, which should allow for a much better online experience. Fans have been demanding this one for a long time, and for a while, it looked like it might never happen. It's a bit of a shame that rollback will arrive when the game's no longer being updated with new characters or balance patches, but still, better late than never!
There is a catch, though. As far as we know, the rollback update will only be available through the freshly announced PS5 version of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Bandai Namco says that there will be an upgrade path for those who own the PS4 version, but we don't have any official details yet. When more information becomes available, we'll update this article.
In the meantime, are you happy that FighterZ is finally stepping things up? Go beyond Super Saiyan in the comments section below.
Sucks the upgrade isn't free, but I also get developers can't keep doing it. Hopefully its a cheap upgrade.
Also.. If there's a new version releasing, I wonder if its gonna be crazy expensive just like Tekken 7 (not-so)Definitive Edition or actually decently priced.
But excited to see this with rollback netcode. It was definitely needed.
If there is a physical ps5 version with all dlc, id buy it.
@rawzeku well on pure Xbox it says it’s a free upgrade on there via smart delivery, so I assume it’ll be free on ps5 too surely
It's a little weird that they're not adding rollback to the PS4/X1 versions, which has to mean no cross-gen play. If this was a game with a smaller player base, that would be pretty bad.
DBFZ should be fine though.
@Voltan Saw your message. Great news, if the game is feature complete now then yeah rollback netcode will give the game a lot of legs now.
Give me a physical complete edition with all of the DLC included on the disc for PS5, please. I'd buy that day 1!
I really hope the PS5 version comes with the DLC. I didn't buy a single piece of DLC for the game and if I did it would cost me the price of the game.
Oh? If that's the case then cool. I just went with that the article said.
This game is so good. I would absolutely buy a physical PS5 version
@rawzeku Don't pin this on me, the article doesn't say it's paid either!
(I assume Bandai Namco will put out an official press release next week that has all the details.)
Don't worry, won't blame you! It's hard to tell if its paid or not when they don't really give any info other then the short announcement. And when you find info they all say differently lol
@rawzeku Yeah I don't know why Bamco couldn't have had a press release ready to go with all of the official information — would be way more helpful, and we wouldn't have all the speculation that just confuses everyone.
So I guess rollback is pretty much officially getting to be the standard now as Bandai were the last holdouts. I imagine tomorrow if Tekken 8 isn't teased then at the very least Tekken 7 is going to have rollback too.
What actually is rollback Netcode? Would like an article on this.
@FinneasGH The bottom line is it's generally the best kind of netcode for games that require precise button inputs.
This is a really good article if you want to read about the technical side of it, although it's quite long: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/explaining-how-fighting-games-use-delay-based-and-rollback-netcode/
@ShogunRok fascinating article which explains it really well, thank you!
Awesome news. I look forward to still being terrible at the game without all the lag lol. Dragonball FighterZ Evo 2022 top 8 was crazy by the way. I loved it(except for the millions of ads that made the event run all the way til almost 4:00 am CT).
Awesome news to hear, and hopefully the upgrade to PS5 is free like @BearFut_1800 said.
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