The open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ has been experiencing some pretty rough network issues. Rougher still, the issues will require a long time to fix. As a result, it seems that the developers have decided to extend the duration of the open beta; you just have to wait it out until they solve the problems.
Betas, closed or open, get a bad rap, I feel. The moment something isn’t working as it’s supposed to, players often go up in arms. Sure, the point of betas is for the player community to point out the errors so that the devs can iron it all out before the game launches. It’s the way that the communities sometimes overreact that gets under my skin. Then, on the other hand, we have the games the betas of which you can’t even play. That does deserve its fair share of ire.
One such game is the open beta of the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ. The game is supposed to launch on January 26th, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. So, Bandai Namco released an open beta for the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It began on Saturday for those that have preordered, and then opened for all on Sunday. The original ending time was supposed to be Monday, January 15th, at midnight Pacific Time. However, a an alarming number of players have tried and failed to log into the game due to widespread network issues.
Bandai Namco has, of course, heard the complaints, addressing them on both Twitter and Facebook. Unfortunately, the problem “cannot be addressed in a short amount of time”. So, judging by the wording of the posts, they have decided to keep the beta online indefinitely, util they manage to solve the problem. The post reads: “The current Open Beta will remain online and available so that the players who can log in and play it, can keep doing so.” So, there you have it. If you can’t access the open beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ, be patient and keep trying. Hopefully, they’re going to fix the situation soon.