The Dragon Ball FighterZ beta was announced at Evolution 2017. However, details were scarce when the announcement was made. We knew that the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta sign-ups were set to begin on July 26, 2017. However, the sign-up date was delayed to August 22 with the actual beta taking place September 16 - 18. Now, the open beta will hit sometime in January, before the game launches on January 26, 2018. While it's an open beta that will allow anyone to participate, if your pre-order the game you will gain early access to the open beta. Keep you eyes on this article as we will be updating it once more information on the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta becomes available. You can check out our previous information on the closed beta below.

The closed beta included Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, Cell, Buu, Frieza, Krillin, Piccolo, Android 16 and Android 18. North American PS4 owners were able sign-up at the Bandai Namco site. European PS4 owners could sign-up for beta registration online, while Xbox One owners needed to go through the Xbox Insider Hub program in North America and Europe. The open beta won't have any sign-ups, so players will simply need to download the beta on the gaming platform of their choice. There's no word yet on whether or not the PC will be included in the open beta.

Check your emails as notifications are starting to go out to confirm participation in the beta, or inform people that the beta is full. Either way, if you signed up for the PS4 beta you should have an email already, or be receiving one very soon. Pre-loading for the PS4 beta begins September 13 at 3:00pm PDT. Xbox Insiders who got into the beta can pre-load the title as of September 12. If you’re looking for more information on the game to prepare for the beta, be sure to check out our details on how to play that can be found in our Dragon Ball FighterZ game hub. There you’ll find detailed information on the combat system to get a jump on the competition before the beta kicks off, as well as the characters that Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have already announced. We'll also be adding information on the newly announced open beta that's coming in January 2018.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Info

North American Closed Beta Sign-Up Links

European Closed Beta Sign-Up Links

Closed Beta Times

  • PS4 Pre-Load Start Time - September 13, 3:00pm PDT
  • September 16, 2:00am - 5:00am PDT
  • September 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm PDT
  • September 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
  • September 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT

Closed Beta Characters

  • Goku
  • Gohan
  • Vegeta
  • Trunks
  • Cell
  • Buu
  • Frieza
  • Krillin
  • Piccolo
  • Android 16
  • Android 18

Recommended Gameplay Links

We’ll have more on Dragon Ball FighterZ in the coming weeks and month leading up to the open beta in January 2018 and the official release in February 2018.