The primary half of 2022 was possible the darkest interval in Dragon Ball FighterZ’s aggressive historical past with Lab Coat Android 21 working rampant as a meta-warping monster.
Bandai Namco and Arc System Works lastly tried to rectify issues dealing with the sport this previous week within the Model 1.31 stability replace, however some professionals and longtime gamers appear to consider DBFZ remains to be in a foul spot if not worse off than it was beforehand.
The primary complaints we’re at the moment seeing relating to the brand new patch are the builders not nerfing Lab Coat 21 arduous sufficient, buffing already robust choices and pushing FighterZ in the direction of a extra single-minded aggressive meta.
Professional participant Cloud805 is maybe essentially the most outspoken in regards to the modifications saying in a current video that that is the “worst patch in Dragon Ball historical past and possibly combating recreation historical past.”
His largest complaints in regards to the replace stem from the changes made out of Sparking Blast mixed with Tremendous Sprint, which not launches an opponent on hit and creates higher combo routes — whereas additionally seemingly making them more durable to punish on block.
One factor I hate about combating recreation devs in my expertise is they are going to by no means 100% revert a change they made irrespective of how silly it was as a result of they don’t wish to admit they have been incorrect.
— Jonathan M (@cloud805) June 29, 2022
He’s additionally within the camp that Lab Coat 21 remains to be possible one of the best character within the recreation together with her combo routes left intact, and though the command seize Tremendous can not be combo’d into, the truth that she will be able to finish a blockstring with it at any time means gamers will nonetheless have to stay on their toes to not get their harm lowered.
Participant, coach and commentator Sephyr additionally launched a video as a message to Bandai in regards to the route the sport seems to be heading in and the way it hurts competitors.
One among his largest worries is that DBFZ seems to be pushing scramble conditions rather more typically now, which is / might push the meta right into a extra simplified recreation of rock, paper, scissors the place the quickest button will extra typically win out.
The long run aggressive scene have been those to repeatedly assist FighterZ for over 4 years now, however there’s a rising sense of frustration for the place issues are going.
With the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour 2022-2023 introduced yesterday, we’ll have a greater alternative to see simply how a lot of an influence this re-balancing made and what number of gamers are going to be sticking round to proceed collaborating in occasions.
Gonna abstain from going to the dbfz world finals.
Simply don’t like this model of the sport in any respect after which additionally they determined to launch a model new patch for it two weeks previous to the finale.
Simply wanna preserve my concentrate on Evo for Skullgirls.
— SonicFox (@SonicFox) July 2, 2022
Former DBFZ Evo champion EG|SonicFox is one who will seemingly be dropping out of that in the intervening time with their assertion yesterday that they received’t be collaborating within the World Finals match happening in only a few weeks.
You’ll be able to take a look at Cloud805 and Sephyr’s full movies under to get a fuller sense on their ideas surrounding Dragon Ball FighterZ’s present state and potential future under the place there may be some NSFW language current.