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:
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:
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.