Bandai Namco just aired the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals 2022-23, and it had some news to share with the fans of the fighting game.
Producer Tomoko Hiroki walked on stage just after the award ceremony to announce that a beta for the rollback netcode update promised for the game is finally coming on Steam and Bandai Namco is expecting said beta to start this spring.
The official release of the update is "probably going to take a little bit longer" and Bandai Namco hopes to hear the players' feedback during the beta. Details about the test will be shared at a later date.
On top of this another balance update for Dragon Ball FighterZ is coming since the game has been selected among those that will be featured this year at EVO. Bandai Namco is also looking into organizing another World Tour. The publisher previously mentioned at EVO 2022 that the game would not receive further updates, but apparently, having the game included in the EVO 2023 lineup contributed to changing that stance.
The rollback netcode update was announced last year at EVO, so it has been some time, but it's nice to see that things are finally moving. Dragon Ball FighterZ was released all the way back in 2018, and it's currently available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Incidentally, the World Tour was won by Fenritti from Japan, who defeated Wade from France during a pitched final.
Earlier today, Bandai Namco also announced the return of the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series with a new game and the digital version of the Dragon Ball Super Card Game.