Dragon Ball FighterZ had updated to the Season 3 patch on February 28th. The patch brought a wealth of new features and changes. Most notable among them were new assists for all characters, new balance changes, and the new DLC character Kefla. Players have a lot to look forward to as DBFZ Season 3 progresses.
Though, a mode that seems to be mostly overlooked is Dojo Mode. This mode can initially seem like another small addition to the game. However, it’s actually huge for newer players not understanding mechanics. This allows newer players that have recently bought the game to quickly catch up and be able to enjoy the more nuanced features of DBFZ quickly.
Extensive Training Features
Upon loading into the Dojo Mode from the Lobby, the player is in a mostly barren space with several characters in the background. Walking up to any one of them will allow the player to interact with them. The player can participate in their training exercises, or ask them to become their mentor.
Mentors will commentate battles that you play so long as they are your master. The player is not locked into one mentor forever though; they can switch their Mentor at any time. However, the Mentor status is unavailable until the player clears the respective character’s course.
All training exercises can be accessed at any time while the player is in the Dojo. These exercises can be completed in any order the player chooses. For instance, they can choose to start Goku’s training exercises, and then stop midway through to play Krillin’s training exercises, for example.
The Mentors and Their Training Courses
In the Dojo Mode, there are six Mentors to select from in the mode. Each Mentor allows the player to practice different aspects of gameplay. The six mentors available to the player at the start are Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Android 21, and Caulifla. Talking to a Mentor will allow you to begin their training course.
A brief summary of what each of the mentors teaches you is as follows: Goku’s training is about learning the game’s basic controls primarily. Vegeta’s training course focuses on basic offensive tactics (using faster buttons, for example). Piccolo’s training exercises are strictly focused on defense and learning defensive mechanics.
Meanwhile, Krillin’s training missions are all about how the Z Assist system works on a surface level. Talking to Android 21 will teach the player about how Super Dash works, and what to do against them. Finally, Caulifla will focus on only the new changes introduced with the Season 3 Update. This includes explaining Assists B and C, for example.
Upon Finishing, and Tournaments
Upon finishing all of the training courses, the player is able to go to the tournament organizer in front of Goku. Talking to him will allow the player to choose characters they like and compete against the CPU in multiple tournaments to get Zenie and unlock character titles. These Tournaments also unlock additional mentors, making the experience quite rewarding.
These tournaments are relatively quick to play through, and the CPU difficulty will rise with the more tournaments the player completes. Some of them, however, are locked behind completing prior tournaments. Some of the tournaments also have additional rules, such as an infinite Sparking timer, or max meter at the start of the match, for example.
A Great Addition, Albeit Late
DBFZ’s Season 3 Dojo Mode is a quite stellar addition to the game, for various reasons. For one, it makes most of the confusing intricacies of the game, such as how defensive mechanics work and what to do with them, or how pressure works in Season 3. It’s great to see that the developers have newer players in mind.
This game’s new and expanded tutorial now puts it on the level of previous Arc System Works titles, such as Guilty Gear Xrd and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Now, the tutorial is very expansive, in comparison to Season 1, where it was very barebones and hollow. Sure, the new additions are late, but they’re nonetheless very welcome.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam, and Nintendo Switch.
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