Unlike its predecessors, Dragon Ball FighterZ contains an enjoyable, original story that doesn’t rely on rehashed storylines from the Dragon Ball series. This means it can take a bit longer to complete than traditional fighting games, so we’re laying out the average time to finish and what players can earn for investing the effort.
Thanks to users on HowLongToBeat, and our own experiences, we can give a solid estimate for those who want to run through the game’s story. According to the website, it has taken users an average of 6 1/2 hours to complete the main story in Dragon Ball FighterZ; very manageable for those without a lot of time to spare. Obviously, that time can be cut down by skipping cutscenes and rushing through each stage, but it’s not recommended. Anyone who is a fan of Dragon Ball will appreciate the game’s unique story, which features many of the series’s original voice actors.
As for incentive, completing the game’s story mode provides some bonuses. First and foremost, finishing the final arc will unlock Majin Android 21 as a playable fighter. Android 21 is an original character created for Dragon Ball FighterZ who was designed by Dragon Ball series creator Akira Toriyama. She plays an integral part in the story and takes on the role as the main antagonist. She’s also a bizarre mix of Android and Majin, which makes her an interesting character.
Additionally, for those who didn’t pre-order or buy the Day One edition, playing through the story mode will provide precious currency needed to unlock Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta, two popular fighters with devastating super moves.
Once the story is completed and characters unlocked, it’s natural to begin pondering what’s next for Dragon Ball FighterZ. Some curious folks have been pouring over the game’s data in an attempt to unearth future content. One data miner stumbled onto information for lobby avatars that are not currently in the game. Those avatars include Broly, Bardock, Zamasu, Vegito, Cooler, and Ranger Android 17, all of which could end up joining the roster as future DLC characters. Even though the game released recently, fans are already hoping Bandai Namco and Arc System Works begin teasing new characters soon.