Dragon Ball FighterZ has started its last major public beta today with the addition of up to 8 playable characters including some fan favorite, however the launch of the beta has been less than preferred with several users either facing issues connecting to the servers, or having trouble getting into matches online.
Dragon Ball FigtherZ is set to launch on January 26th however Bandai Namco has started a time limited public beta that will begin today and end on January 16th. Those who have downloaded it and are hoping to play with some of their favorite characters might be facing error “failed to initialize network” if they attempt to start the beta. This results in the user getting kicked back to the main menu without getting access to the beta.
Bandai Namco has acknowledged the issues and shared an official statement on their Facebook page.
Our team is working hard on optimizing the Open Beta but ran into some issues that cannot be addressed in a short amount of time, so we are asking for your patience until the next server update.
The current Open Beta will remain online and available so that the players who can log in and play it, can keep doing so.
Please note, that if we cannot address the issues within a decent amount of time, we will consider extending the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ.
If you do manage to get into the open beta and pass the network test without any error, you can still face issues when it comes to matchmaking with other players. This is to be expected since this is supposed to be a beta test for the final game, however it can still be fixed in time so more players can test out this public beta.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 26th. It is being developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco.