Dragon Ball FighterZ is out now, and it’s a sleek, action-packed fighting game that’s packed with ridiculous attention to detail. Sadly, developer Arc System Works may have taken this authenticity a little too far, as you often have to wait forever to compete against other players online. Even though high server loads, bad connections, and matchmaking issues can hamper your ability to play, there are a few different tips you can use to make the wait bearable. We have some tips for quickly finding online matches in Dragon Ball FighterZ.
Choose the right lobby
At first start Dragon Ball FighterZ, the game will try to put you in an “auto-join” lobby with 63 other players. Chances are, if you get stuck on the “Lobby Login” screen for more than a few seconds, you will eventually receive a login failure notification and be forced to find a lobby manually.
When this happens, choose the region closest to you and choose from the many lobbies available. Many will already be at full capacity, but if you see one with between 55 and 60 players, this is usually a good option. More players means more games, after all.
If you want to join a particular type of online match, you can also choose a lobby specifically for “ring matches” or “arena matches”. At the very least, this will ensure that you can find players trying to engage in the same type of match.
Finally, if you choose a lobby and it doesn’t work or logs you out after a few minutes, just move on to the next one. If you select it again, you will probably get the same result.
Open your search settings
Dragon Ball FighterZ gives you a few different search settings when you queue up for a multiplayer game. There are a few useful options that you can change in the settings here.
When choosing classified, occasional, or ring matching, make sure “connection quality” is set to “anything goes” as well as “match completion rate”. Multiplayer matches usually only last a few minutes and we haven’t encountered too many players willing to give up. There is also an option in your settings to automatically join any connected multiplayer game, which ensures that you are not disconnected by an impatient player.
Struggling to find a ranked multiplayer match? Instead, try looking for a casual match. Sometimes these will be more popular, or vice versa, although casual matches don’t earn you BP points every fight.
Search the lobby
Instead of playing exclusively in ranked or casual matches, consider battling players from your current lobby. There are two different options for doing this online: ring matches and arena matches.
Ring matches are custom fights between players in a lobby that can be set up almost anywhere – just tap RT on Xbox One or R2 on PlayStation 4 to place a ring. You will often find other players placing rings as well, and the total number of current players in their ring will be shown above their heads. If it’s not full, you’ll likely be able to log in and fight them immediately, but they’ll often be well above your skill level.
Your other option for quickly finding a match is to visit the arena in the middle of the hall. Here you can line up to fight in an arena match or watch others compete against each other. It takes a bit longer than a regular or ranked match, but if you’re unlucky with those options, you can usually still fight someone in the arena.