DRAGON BALL FighterZ Rollback Netcode Update

February 28, 2024


Dragon Ball FighterZ has finally received the long-awaited rollback netcode update that promises to improve the online experience for players.

Rollback netcode is a technique that reduces the input lag and visual stuttering that often plague online matches in fighting games. Unlike delay-based netcode, which waits for the synchronization of inputs between players, rollback netcode predicts the inputs and executes them immediately, then corrects any discrepancies later. This creates a smoother and more responsive gameplay that feels closer to offline play.

The update is currently available for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC versions of the game, while the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions remain on the delay-based netcode system.

There is no cross-play support between the different platforms. The PC version, however, has an option to choose between rollback netcode and delay-based netcode which will also affect the matchmaking. Rollback netcode players will not be matching with delay based netcode players.

The rollback netcode system is not compatible with some of the game modes in Dragon Ball FighterZ. The Circle Party Match mode, which allows up to six players to participate in a single match, and the Party Battle mode, which allows up to three players to cooperate against a powerful enemy, are both limited to the delay-based netcode system. 


This game can be upgraded from the PlayStation 4 version to the PlayStation 5 version. Before upgrading, please note the following:

  • You will not be able to play online with PlayStation 4 users anymore, only the PlayStation 5 version players

Method 1: Upgrading from PlayStation™Store


1. From your PlayStation®5 console, access the PlayStation™Store.

  • If you purchased the disc version for PlayStation®4: Access it with the disc inserted.
  • If you purchased the download version for PlayStation®4: Access it using the account associated with the purchase.

2. Search for “DRAGON BALL FighterZ” on the PlayStation™Store.

  • If you have purchased the “Dragon Ball Fighters Deluxe Edition,” search specifically for that title.

3. Download the relevant item you found in the search.

  • If you have purchased the downloadable version or DLC, you can download it from the PlayStation®5 home screen’s “Game Library.”

For more details, refer to PlayStation Support’s guide on “How to Find and Download Games on PlayStation®Store”: How to download your games and add-ons from PlayStation Store

Method 2: Upgrading from the PlayStation®5 Console

For customers:

  • Who have purchased the disc version of PlayStation®4.
    • This also includes those who have purchased the “Dragon Ball Fighters Deluxe Edition.”


  • Ensure that the disc is inserted.
  • Use your PlayStation®5 console to upgrade to the PlayStation®5 download version.

For more detailed instructions, please refer to PlayStation Support’s guide on “How to Upgrade Eligible PlayStation®4 Games to the Digital Version for PlayStation®5”: Upgrade an eligible PlayStation®4 game to the digital PlayStation®5 version


You can transfer save data created on the PlayStation®4 version of this game to the PlayStation®5 version. Before proceeding with the transfer, please take note of the following points:

  • You cannot transfer save data created on the PlayStation®5 version back to the PlayStation®4 version.
  • Cross-platform transfers (e.g., from PlayStation® to Xbox One or vice versa) are not supported.
  • To perform save data transfer, ensure that your game version is up to date.
  • A network-connected environment is required for data transfer.

Move PlayStation 4 saved data to PlayStation 5 local storage

  • Saved data will be transferred by loading the PlayStation 4 version of the saved data stored in the PlayStation 5 version's local storage. You will need to transfer your PlayStation 4 version of your saved data to your PlayStation 5's local storage using the PlayStation Network or a USB flash drive.

For specific transfer instructions, please refer to PlayStation Support. Transfer data from a PS4 console or PS5 console to your PS5 console

Save data transfer on PlayStation 5

  • The "Carry over saved data" menu will appear when you first launch the game (if you haven't played on PlayStation®5 or if you haven't carried over your save data from the PlayStation®4 version). By pressing the OPTIONS button, you can call up the save data transfer function at any time. It is possible to transfer multiple times, but please note that existing saved data will be overwritten.

Dragon Ball FighterZ menu selection for Transfer Saved DataWarning message for transferring Playstation 4 saved data to the Playstation 5 version

About the Upgrade from XBOX ONE to XBOX SERIES

This game can be upgraded from the Xbox One version to the Xbox Series X|S version. Before upgrading, please note the following:

  • You will not be able to play online with XBOX ONE users anymore, only the XBOX SERIES version players
  • This game does not support Smart Delivery.
  • To upgrade, you need to be able to connect to the network.
  • You need to update your game version to the latest version before upgrading.
  • There is no need to take any additional action to migrate saved data.
  • It is not possible to transfer from PlayStation® to Xbox One (or vice versa).


  1. Launch the Xbox One version in one of the following ways
  • Launch the Xbox One version on the Xbox Series X|S console
  • Boot with a disc on an Xbox One console
  • Runs on Xbox Series X|S consoles with the Xbox One version of the disc
  1. Select the "Upgrade to Xbox Series X|S" option on the title screen *Please refer to the image below.
  2. You will be redirected to the Microsoft Store page where you can download the Xbox Series X|S version.

Dragon Ball FighterZ menu with Upgrade to the Xbox Series X|S Version



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