Dragon Ball FighterZ has been out for a few days now and it’s likely that you were impressed by the game’s visuals which remain true to the spirit of the original anime the game is based on. Apart from flashy visuals however, there’s a lot to learn in this game whether it’s complex combos or strategically building a team with fighters who complement each other well.
Whether you’re a player who just wants to beat your friend with some amazing combos or whether you’re serious about the game and intend to defeat many other aspiring fighters online, there’s surely something in this guide that will be of use to you. If you’re ready to unleash your inner Super Saiyan, then let’s get started!
GENERAL TIPS AND TRICKS
Learn to use the super dash
Especially in your early hours with the game, the super dash is one move that you’ll be tempted to use a lot. It’s a move that’s relatively easy to use as you only have to press the Right Trigger or R2 to activate it. if the hit connects, you’ll also be able to unleash combo attacks that devastate your opponents. However, it is not too difficult to counter the super dash so be careful when you use this move so that the situation doesn’t turn against your favor.
Learn to counter the super dash
The easiest way to counter the super dash is to simply hold your guard against their attack. However, you can turn the situation more to your advantage by using a Down+ Heavy Attack move that will send opponents flying upwards. Furthermore, many Super Attacks can easily counter the super dash by dealing massive damage if they are timed right.
Be clever when you assemble your team
Every character in their game has their own unique assist attack which will significantly affect how you chain combos together when taking on opponents. Make sure you try out as many fighters as you can so that you’ll always be ready with a strong team based on what your situation demands.
Play the Battle Tutorial mode
This is a great way to learn the mechanics of the game and it’s also a great way to get a feel for how the combo system in the game works. Once you’re done with this, be sure to play some arcade matches before moving on to playing some online matches.
Use your Sparkling Blast ability wisely
The Sparkling Blast ability is a one-time ability and can completely turn a battle round if used right. It basically powers up your character while restoring their health. The boost in power is more if you have fewer fighters left alive. Ideally then, the move should be used when you’re on your last legs and there’s no way out.
Finish off characters with low health
If you stuck with the tutorials long enough, you would have learnt that you can force to swap an opponent so that you can finish off a character with low-health before they restore their health. To do this, you just have to press L1 or the left bumper in the middle of performing a Dragon Rush guard break. This will swap the opponent’s current fighter out and will give you a chance to finish off that fighter whose health you’ve already got down.
One of the very important aspects of the game you need to master is the use of assists. When you’re assembling your team, you have to make sure you pick an Assist who can really complement the other fighters in your team.
SSB Vegeta- Big Bang Attack: Once SSB Vegeta launches this attack, it limits you to the startup period.
Vegeta- Aerial consecutive Energy Blast: If this attack is used, Vegeta attacks from a height and builds combo points if the enemy is successfully hit. If the attacks are blocked, then the enemy is forced to remain still until Vegeta is done with the assist.
Kid Buu- Ball Attack: This attack keeps circling around an opponent and keeps them locked in place, whether it hits the opponent or is blocked. This assist is very useful in unleashing deadly combos upon the opponent.
Gotenks- Galactic Donuts: In this assist, Gotenks will wrap a circular energy rod around the enemy which will track them and deal damage.
Android 18- Barrier: The barrier helps in blocking damage and can be a crucial defensive maneuver if used correctly.
COMBOS AND SPECIAL ATTACKS
In this game, you’ll have to learn to use some complex combos if you want to master the art of fighting like a Super Saiyan, Fighters have their Normal Attacks, Special attacks and their Super Attacks. To use a Super Attack, you will first have to fill up your Ki meter. There are a total of 24 characters in the game and each of them have their own unique abilities and special moves which set them apart.
The following short-forms will be used to represent keys:
L: Light Attack
M: Medium Attack
H: Heavy Attack
S: Special Attack
x2: Two Attack Buttons
Black Kamehameha: QCF and S
Instant Transmission: QCB and L or M or H
Binding Black Kamehameha: QCB and S
Holy Light Grenade: QCF and H and S (While in the air)
Aerial Connoisseur Cut: QCB and S (While in the air)
Hors d’Oeuvre Stab: QCB and L/ M/ H (While in the air)
Connoisseur Cut: QCF and S (While in the air)
Total Detonation Ball: QCF and L / M/ H
Sweet Tooth: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Photon Wave: QCF and 2x (While in the air)
Excellent Full Course: QCB and 2x (3 Bars) (While in the air)
Fierce Attack: QCB and L/ M/ H
Catalysmic Orb: QCF and L/ M/H (Hold to Cancel Animation)
Multi-Cataclysmic Orbs: QCF and S
Wrath: QCB and S
Beerus Ball: QCF and 2x
Judgment: QCB and 2x (3 Bars)
Ki Blast Dash: Down and S
Step Kick: Forward and H
Teleport Attack: Down and M (While in the air)
Spinning Kick: Down and H (While in the air)
Perfect Attack: QCB and L/ M/ H
Hell Strike: Down and M (While in the air)
Kamehameha: QCF and S
Telekinesis Crush: QCB and S
Rolling Crush: QCF and L/ M/ H
Solar Kamehameha: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Energy Field: QCF and 2x
Kamehameha: QCF and S
Wolf Fang Fist: Gale Claws: QCB and L/ M/ H (While in the air)
Neo Wolf Fang Fist: QCF and H (requires 1 Bar)
Wolf Fang Fist: QCF and L
Spirit Ball: QCF and 2x (Tap to keep attacking more)
Ultimate Wolf Fang Fist: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Change the Future: QCB and S
Cyclone Buster: QCB and L/ M/ H
Masenko: QCF and S
Shining Slash: QCF and L/ M/ H
Burning Attack: QCF and 2x
Heat Dome Attack: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Crusher Knee Kick: QCB and L/ M/ H
Intercept Kick: Down and L (While in the air)
Ki Blast Rush: QCF and S
Super Dash Kick: QCF and L/ M/ H
Big Bang Attack: QCF and 2x
Final Flash: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Afterimage Strike: QCF and L/ M/ H
Kamehameha: QCF and S
Senzu Bean / Rock Throw: QCB and L/ M/ H
Solar Flare: QCB and S
Destro-Disc: QCF and 2x (Tap Buttons to Continue Attacking)
Split Energy Wave: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Dragon Flash Fist: QCF and L/ M/ H
Kamehameha: QCF and S
Rapid Kick Rush: QCB and L/ M/ H
Instant Transmission Kamehameha: QCF and H and S
SSJ3 Meteor Smash: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Super Kamehameha: QCF and L and M
Death Saucer: QCB and S
Earth Breaker: QCF and L/ M/ H
Next Time You’ll Die: QCF and S
Warp Smash: Down, Down and S
Death Ball: QCF and 2x
Sorbet’s Ray Gun: S
Golden Frieza: QCB and H and S (requires 3 Bars)
Nova Strike: QCB and L and M (requires 3 Bars)
You Should Be Killed: Hold H and S (While Knocked Down) (requires 3 Bars)
Cartwheel: QCB and L/ M/ H
Mount Drive: QCF and L/ M/ H
Potbelly Attack: QCB and S
Sweeping Breath: QCF and S
I Hate You: QCF and 2x
Snack Now: QCB and 2x
Back Grab: QCF and L/ M/ H
Barrier: Down, Down and S
Destructo-Disc: QCF and S
Support Attack: QCB and L/ M/ H
Energy Wave: QCF and 2x
Accel Dance: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Strong Jersey: QCF and L/ M/ H (While in the air)
Tigether We Are… the Ginyu Force: S (While in the air)
Tigether We Are… the Ginyu Force: QCF and S (While in the air)
Recoome Boom: QCF and Hold S
Powerful Energy Wave: QCF and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Body Change: QCB and 2x (While in the air)
Icy Glare: QCB and L/ M/ H (Hold to Increase Range)
Deadly Intent: QCF and S (Hold M or H to Change Stance)
Mark of an Assassin: QCB and S
Tides of Time: QCF and M/ H
Time Release: L, Down and L/ Up and L
Realized Power: QCF and L and M (While in the air)
Death Blow: QCF and H and S
I Keep Improving: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Demon Elbow: QCF and L/ M/ H
Demon Slicer: QCB and L/ M/ H
Homing Energy Blast: QCF and S
Special Beam Cannon: QCF and H and S
Hellzone Grenade: QCF and L and M
Light Grenade: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Super Sayian Goku (Blue)
Divine Void Strike: QCF and L/ M/ H (While in the air)
Dragon Flash Kick: QCB and L/ M/ H (While in the air)
Instant Transmission: QCF / QCB and S (While in the air)
Extreme Speed Kamehameha: QCF and 2x (While in the air)
x10 Kaioken Kamehameha: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Volleyball Fist: QCF and L/ M/ H (While in the air)
Crane Strike: QCB + L or M or H (While in the air)
Dodon Ray: QCF and S (While in the air)
Telekinesis: QCB and S
Tri-Beam: QCF and 2x (While in the air)
Neo Tri-Beam: QCB and L and M (requires 3 Bars) (Can be Performed in the Air)
Arm Break: QCF and L/ M/ H
Saibamen: QCB and L/ M/ H
Blazing Storm: QCF and S (While in the air)
Too Bad for You: QCB and S
Giant Storm: QCF and 2x
Break Cannon: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Ultimate High Kick: d/f and H
Machine Gun Straight: d/f and L
Jet Upper: QCF and L/ M/ H
Machine Gun Kick: QCF and L/ M/ H (While in the air)
Masenkou: QCF and S
Ultimate Back Attack: QCB and L/ M/ H
Family Kamehameha: QCB and 2x (Need 3 Bars)
Release Power: QCF and 2x
Release Power Unlimited: QCF and H and S
Aerial Kick: QCF and L / M / H (While in the air)
Dragon Flight: QCB and L/ M/ H
Five Strike Combo: QCF and L/ M/ H (on the ground)
Father Son Kamehameha: QCB and 2x (Hold to Consume 2 More Bars)
No Motion Kamehameha: QCF and 2x
Dynamite Driver: QCF and L / M / H (Ground Attack)
Flying Powerbomb: QCB and L / M / H
Flying Slide Powerbomb: QCF and L / M / H (While in the air)
Hell Heat: QCF and S
Hell Flash: QCF and 2x
Hell Flash (Full Power): QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Suicide Bomb: QCB and H and S
Arm Ball: QCB and S
Arm Swing: QCB and L / M / H
Ball Attack: QCF and L / M / H
Chocolate Beam: QCF and S
Kamehameha: QCF and S (While in the air)
Human Extinction Attack: QCF and 2x
Pearl Flash: QCF and 2x (While in the air)
Planet Crusher: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Super Sayian Vegeta (Blue)
Super Dash Kick: QCF and L / M / H
On a Scale of One to Ten, I’ll Give You a Three: QCB and L / M / H (While in the air)
Big Bang Attack: QCF and S
Niagara Pummel: QCF and L and M (Hold to Cancel Attack Animation)
Galick Gun: QCF and H and S
Final Flash: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars)
Miracle Super Punch: QCF and L / M / H (While in the air)
Great Special Rolling Kick: QCB and L / M / H (While in the air)
Galactic Donuts: QCB and S
DIE DIE Missile Barrage: QCB and S in the air
Vengeful Shout: QCF and S (Hold S to Cancel)
Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack: QCF and 2x
Charging Ultra Volleyball: QCB and 2x (requires 3 Bars) (While in the air)
HOW TO EARN ZENI EASILY
There are a number of ways to earn zeni quickly in the game. However, you’ll need a lot of zeni if you want to unlock SSB Goku and Vegeta, so here are some tips on how to farm some zeni in this game.
Complete the Quests
There are some starting quests you’ll come along in the game that are a great source of zeni. Additionally, also make sure you comple the the Daily Quests. These quests are pretty easy to complete and they net you a decent reward of 2,000 zeni.
Playing fully through the story mode will net you at least 200,000 zeni. Once you finish playing the game on Normal however, be sure to try playing through it again on Hard difficulty and you will be able to get the ‘Victory Zeni Up Level 6’ skill and it can help you earn up to 5000 zeni from a single match.
The combo challenges in the game are a nice way to earn some zeni as passing each challenge will net you 5000 zeni. This is a great way to learn some of the more complex combos and to also make some money while doing so.
In the arcade mode, the Snake Way Course is a great way to earn some zeni. With a higher grade when completing the course, you’ll also receive more zeni so be sure to bring your best game when you’re trying this out. The first time you finish this course, you’ll be able to make 7,000 zeni. The great part about this method is that you can continue earning zeni by doing the course over again after the first time.
For every versus match that you play, you earn 300 zeni and it’s great way to make some zeni without having to pay too much attention to what you’re doing. Since this method works in battles against CPU opponents as well, you can just set the difficulty to low and then use the following method. First, just map your heavy attack onto your X button or A button if on an Xbox. Then select Goku Black.
Since the X button serves also to confirm whether to start the next battle, it requires no effort from your part at all and the next battle will automatically begin. Once you’ve set changed the button mapping as instructed, just figure out a way to hold down the X button so that it is continually pressed.
Congratulations! You can now just go about doing anything else you want. This is a great way to make some zeni if you want to just be doing something else but want to get some zeni while leaving your consoleon.
HOW TO EARN DRAGON BALLS
One of the interesting mechanics in this game is the ability to summon Great Dragon Shenron once you’ve collected 7 Dragon Balls in a match. However, in any actual battle, it’s not going to be a probable outcome to be able to summon the Great Dragon. There are 2 ways to earn the Dragon Balls and these are explained below.
The first way is to simply execute a light auto-attack combo and to then do it over and over again until you have all 7 Dragon Balls. The other method requires to get a specific number of combo hits to get a specific Dragon Ball. For example, if you want Dragon Ball number 4, you would need to perform a combo that goes up to 40-49 combo hits. Anything more or anything less will not get you that particular Dragon Ball. Listed below are the specific requirements for each Dragon Ball.
Dragon Ball #1: 10-19 Combo Hits
Dragon Ball #2: 20-29 Combo Hits
Dragon Ball #3: 30-39 Combo Hits
Dragon Ball #4: 40-49 Combo Hits
Dragon Ball #5: 50-59 Combo Hits
Dragon Ball #6: 60-69 Combo Hits
Dragon Ball #7: 70-79 Combo Hits
Keep in mind that players share the same pool of Dragon Balls so what’s important is who is first able to summon Shenron. So even if you were the one who collected all the Dragon Balls, it might be your opponent who summons the Great Dragon before you get a chance to. To summon the Great Dragon, you’ll need a full meter and if you have this, then you just need to execute a light auto-attack combo. As soon as you’re done executing this combo, the Great Dragon will be summoned.
CHEATS AND CHEAT CODES (INFINITE AND UNLIMITED HEALTH, KI, ZENI)
Please use this at your own discretion.Using cheats online will lead to an immediate ban. You can get cheats by referring here. The following are the list of cheats you can enable.
Change Zeni By 5000
One Hit Kills
Super Speed 4
Change EXP By 500
Unlimited Remaining Turns
Change Premium Z Coins By 500
Add Premium Z Coins
Selected Character: EXP.
There are a total of 35 achievements to earn in this game and you can check them all out below.
Snake Way Sensei: Arcade – Complete the Snake Way Course.