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Dragon Ball FighterZ is available now, and it’s a stylish and action-packed fighting game packed with ridiculous attention to detail. Unfortunately, developer Arc System Works may have taken this authenticity a little too far, as you often have to wait an eternity before taking on other players online. While high server loads, poor connections, and matchmaking issues can hinder your ability to play, there are a few different tricks you can use to make the wait bearable. We have some tips to quickly find online matches in Dragon Ball FighterZ
Choose the right lobby
When you first start up Dragon Ball FighterZ, the game will try to put you in an “auto-join” lobby with 63 other players. Chances are, if you get hung up on the “connecting to lobby” screen for more than a few seconds, you will eventually get a message that the connection has failed and you will need to manually search for a lobby.
In this case, choose the region closest to your place of residence and choose from the numerous available lobbies. Many will already be at full capacity, but if you see one with between 55 and 60 players, this is usually a good option. After all, more players mean more matches.
If you are interested in participating in a particular type of online competition, you can also choose a lobby specifically for ‘ring matches’ or ‘arena matches’. At the very least, this will allow you to find players who are trying to participate in the same match type.
Finally, if you choose a lobby and it doesn’t work or disconnects after a few minutes, just move on to the next. Selecting it again will likely give you the same result.
Open your search parameters
Dragon Ball FighterZ gives you a few different search parameters when queuing up for a multiplayer match. There are a few useful options you can adjust here in the settings.
When choosing a ranked, loose or ring match, make sure the ‘connection quality’ is set to ‘anything goes’ and ‘match completion percentage’. Multiplayer matches usually only last a few minutes, and we haven’t come across too many players who want to quit. There is also an option in your settings to automatically join a connected multiplayer match, ensuring that your connection will not be disconnected by an impatient player.
Struggling to find a ranked multiplayer match? Instead, look for a loose match. Occasionally these are more popular, or vice versa, although single matches will not earn you BP points in every fight.
Search the lobby
Consider playing against other competitors in your existing lobby rather than just playing in ranked or single matches. You have two different options for doing this online: ring matches and arena matches.
Ringmatches function as personalized battles between players in a lobby that can be started almost anywhere – all you have to do is press RT On Xbox One or R2 On PlayStation 4 to drop a ring. Usually you will find that other opponents have also placed rings. The total number of current members in their stake is placed above their heads. If there is still some room in the ring, you can probably jump right in and challenge them. However, keep in mind that they are usually significantly higher than your current skill level.
Another great option for setting up a fight quickly is to check out the arena in the center of the lobby. When you arrive, you can prepare to take part in an arena match or observe other players fighting each other. It’s important to mention that these particular fights take a little longer than the regular casual or ranked matches. If you’re not lucky with those choices, you can usually still challenge a player in the arena.