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Dragon Ball FighterZ: How to Summon Shenron

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  • Posted on 11th Nov, 2022 22:40 PM

The Dragon Ball FighterZ beta is live and players have discovered how to collect all seven dragon balls, summon Shenron the dragon, and get a wish from him.

p>This weekend, Arc System Works and Bandai Namco launched the beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ, a new fighting game set in the popular anime universe. As a beta test, the experience is only meant to give players a small sampling of the mechanics and to see if the servers can hold, but players are already finding a few fun secrets in the game. Granted, there aren’t many, but the one most are talking about is summoning Shenron using the Dragon Balls.

As any Dragon Ball Z fan knows, summoning Shenron the dragon requires collecting all seven Dragon Balls. In Dragon Ball FighterZ, collecting a Dragon Ball is fairly simple: the player just needs to complete a combo of a certain number of hits. If they land a combo of 10 to 19 hits, for example, they will earn the 1 star Dragon Ball. Each Dragon Ball has a different combo threshold associated with it, and they are as follows:

  • 1 Star Dragon Ball: 10-19 hit combo
  • 2 Star Dragon Ball: 20-29 hit combo
  • 3 Star Dragon Ball: 30-39 hit combo
  • 4 Star Dragon Ball: 40-49 hit combo
  • 5 Star Dragon Ball: 50-59 hit combo
  • 6 Star Dragon Ball: 60-69 hit combo
  • 7 Star Dragon Ball: 70 hit combo

It’s important to mention that any character can earn a Dragon Ball and it will count towards the player’s full collection. Don’t worry about collecting them all using a single character; feel free to switch to whichever Dragon Ball character has the best combo options or the most health.

What is important, though, is that the player needs a full super meter (7 bars) when they collect the final Dragon Ball. If the super meter is not completely full then Shenron will not appear.

Once the player has all 7 Dragon Balls and a full super meter, Shenron will appear to the active fighter and offer them a choice between three wishes. In the beta, there are four reported possible wishes, but there could be more in the finished version of Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Each wish will give the player some sort of bonus/reward that will help them recover or improve in battle. The four known wishes are:

  • Bring Back My Ally: Revives a teammate with half of their health bar.
  • Restore My Health: Gives that character a full health bar.
  • Give Me the Ultimate Power: Fills the super meter back up to 7 bars.
  • Make Me Immortal: Restores a small amount of health and slowly fills the super meter.

The Dragon Ball mechanic is one that fits with the property but it’s unclear how it will impact online play if it can’t be turned off. But for now, it’s a fun little Easter Egg that players can use to prolong battles or get an edge against an opponent…provided they can land some intense combos.

Dragon Ball FighterZ releases January 26, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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