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Dragon Ball FighterZ August 9 patch notes - System changes, nerfs, buffs, and more

In perhaps the biggest DBFZ patch to date, Arc System Works has reworked some of the game's most important mechanics.
Dragon Ball FighterZ August 9 patch notes - System changes, nerfs, buffs, and more

Dragon Ball FighterZ surprised fans with an incredible patch that is set to revitalize the game's scene as offline tournaments are set to return. 

With Season 3 ending in March alongside the release of SSJ4 Gogeta, fans have wondered if Season 4 is even a possibility, especially with the launch of a new Arc Sys title, Guilty Gear Strive, and the lack of rollback netcode.

While this new update is by no means confirmation that a Season 4 will happen, for both pros and casuals alike, the 9th August showcase of the new patch makes it feel like DBFZ 2.0.

So what exactly is new? Let's find out.

DBFZ 9th August update

Perhaps the biggest change outside of individual balance tuning is the fact that Z-Changing, or tagging characters, can be done from special moves now.

This essentially means that players are no longer restricted to utilizing normal moves or the application of DHC (Delayed Hyper Combo) to switch characters outside of raw tags.

While this patch focused a lot on buffing offensive mechanics, Guard Cancel also received some love, as players will now be able to input it while airborne.

DBFZ 9th August update - System changes

Take a look at the entirety of system changes down below:

dbfz august patch
(Picture Bandai Namco)

DBFZ 9th August update - Buffs and nerfs

Take a look at the full list of character buffs and nerfs down below:

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Adult Gohan (Picture: Bandai Namco)
android 16 yamcha
Android 16, Yamcha (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Android 18 gotenks
Android 18, Gotenks (Picture: Bandai Namco)
android 21 bardock
Android 21, Bardock (Picture: Bandai Namco)
base goku vegeta
Base Goku, Base Vegeta (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Cell (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Cooler Android 17
Cooler, Android 17 (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Frieza (Picture: Bandai Namco)
captain ginyu
Captan Ginyu (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Gogeta Blue dbs broly
Gogeta Blue, DBS Broly (Picture: Bandai Namco)
goku black
Goku Black (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Goku Blue
Goku Blue (Picture: Bandai Namco)
SSJ Goku
SSJ Goku (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Hit (Picture: Bandai Namco)
jiren videl
Jiren, Videl (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Kefla, Baby, UI Goku
Kefla, Baby, UI Goku (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Kid Goku, Jameba
Kid Goku, Janemba (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Krillin, Kid Buu
Krillin, Kid Buu (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Majin Buu
Majin Buu (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Piccolo (Picture: Bandai Namco)
roshi gogeta sjj4
Master Roshi, SSJ4 Gogeta (Picture: Bandai Namco)
teen gohan
Teen Gohan (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Tien (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Trunks (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Vegeta Blue beerus
Vegeta Blue, Beerus (Picture: Bandai Namco)
SSJ Vegeta
SSJ Vegeta (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Z Broly Vegito
Z Broly, Vegito (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Zamasu (Picture: Bandai Namco)

Note: If you're having trouble reading the patch notes, check them out via Twitter

Alternatively, you can check out Rooflemonger's YouTube video.


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