Dragon Ball FighterZ is now available, and it’s a stylish and action-packed fighting game that is packed with ridiculous attention to detail. Unfortunately, developer Arc System Works might have taken this authenticity a little bit too far, as you often have to wait an eternity before squaring off against other players online. Even though high server loads, poor connections, and matchmaking issues can impede your ability to play, there are a few different tricks you can use to make the wait bearable. We have some tips on how to find online matches quickly in Dragon Ball FighterZ.
Pick the right lobby
When you first start up Dragon Ball FighterZ, the game will attempt 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 receive a connection failure notification and will be forced to find a lobby manually.
When this occurs, pick the region closest to where you live, and choose from the numerous 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 mean more matches, after all.
If you are interested in joining 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 you can find players trying to engage in the same match type.
Lastly, if you pick a lobby and it doesn’t work or disconnects you after a few minutes, just move on to the next one. If you select it again, you will likely get the same result.
Open your search parameters
Dragon Ball FighterZ gives you a few different search parameters when you’re queuing up for a multiplayer match. There are a few helpful options you can tweak in the settings here.
When you’re choosing a ranked, casual, or ring match, make sure “connection quality” is set to “anything goes,” as well as “match completion rate.” Multiplayer matches typically only last a few minutes, and we haven’t encountered too many players who are willing to quit. There is also an option in your settings to automatically join any connected multiplayer match, which makes sure you aren’t disconnected by an impatient player.
Struggling to find a ranked multiplayer match? Try searching for a casual match, instead. Occasionally, these will be more popular, or vice-versa, though casual matches won’t earn you BP points with each fight.
Search around the lobby
Rather than solely playing in ranked or casual matches, consider competing against other competitors in your existing lobby. You have two separate options for doing this online: Ring matches and arena matches.
Ring matches function as personalized battles among 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. You’ll usually discover that other opponents have placed rings down as well. The overall total of current members in their ring will be posted above their heads. If there is still some space in the ring, you will probably be able to join in and challenge them instantly. However, note that they will usually be considerably higher than your current skill level.
Another excellent option for swiftly setting up a battle is to check out the arena in the center of the lobby. When you arrive, you can get ready to compete in an arena match or observe as other players battle each other. It’s important to mention that these particular fights take a bit longer than the regular casual or ranked matches. If you don’t have any luck with those choices, you will typically still be able to challenge a player in the arena.
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