Play Dragon Ball FighterZ's free open beta this weekend and try these 11 characters

Goku gives a thumbs-up in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

You've probably seen Dragon Ball FighterZ's nostalgia-perfect cartoon visuals in screenshots or trailers by now, but starting this weekend, you can try the game out for yourself. The Dragon Ball FigherZ open beta will begin for all on Sunday, January 14 at midnight PST (8am BST), with a 24-hour headstart the previous day for folks who digitally pre-order the game on PS4 and Xbox One. The open beta will end on January 15 at 11:59pm PST (January 16 at 7:59am BST). 

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That tweet shows all of the playable characters, stages, and modes that will be featured in the open beta, but if you can't load it up right now I gotcha covered. Tl;dr: It's a lot of stuff! Especially since the beta will only last two days (or three with the head start). 

Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta playable characters

  • Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Gohan (Adult)
  • Frieza
  • Majin Buu
  • Cell
  • Piccolo
  • Krillin
  • Nappa
  • Android 18
  • Beerus

Dragon Ball FigherZ open beta playable stages

  • Planet Namek
  • World Tournament Arena
  • West City
  • Volcano
  • Wasteland
  • Cell Games Arena
  • Rocky Field (Evening)

Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta modes/features

  • World Match: This is the standard online match.
  • Battle Tutorial: Learn to punch hard and shoot ki beams.
  • Rankings: See the worldwide rankings.
  • Replay Channel: Study your greatest victories and most humiliating defeats.
  • Stamps: You can collect little emoji-style stamps for online communication - like Line but with more shouting.
  • Lobby Avatar Customization: Pick and style the chibi lil' DBZ character who represents you in multiplayer lobbies.
  • Two Dramatic Scenes: These are mid-match events that replicate pivotal moments from the show - experiment with different characters to find them!

Once you get your fill of the beta, you won't have to wait long to try more: Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 26. 

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.