According to Saiyan Island, you’ll only have three days to get in on the beta, as it’ll run from October 14th through October 17th. If you already knew about it, great… download it and have some fun. If not? Well, you’ll have to wait until the game officially launches on October 25th to really get in on the action.
During the beta, however, some YouTubers have already been rolling out new content and guides for the game. The first video was posted up on Anime Games Online, covering the basic gameplay controls and the combat system. Check it out below.
You can move your character around and perform actions with a similar control scheme as the first Dragon Ball Xenoverse. The left stick is to move around, the left trigger is to boost dash, Pressing ‘X’ (or the ‘A’ button if you’re using an Xbox controller) is to ascend into the air while clicking in the left analog will make you descend to the ground.
To step in a direction, flick the left analog stick while press L2. Holding down the analog will initiate the boost, while flicking it will make your character quick-step. You can hold down L2/left trigger and tap Square or Triangle (or ‘X’ or ‘Y’) to perform a dash attack.
You can do a basic jump by pressing ‘X’ on the DualShock or ‘A’ on the Xbox controller.
The combo system is just like in the previous Dragon Ball Xenoverse games, where repeatedly pressing Square on the DualShock or ‘X’ on the Xbox controller will perform basic combos. Triangle and ‘Y’ will also initiate slightly stronger attacks. You can alternate between the two to execute different kinds of combos.
The right bumper is to lock onto enemies and flicking the right stick while locked on will target different on-screen enemies.
Circle on the Dualshock or ‘B’ on the Xbox Controller will throw rapid fire Ki blasts at the locked on target. You can utilize charged blasts by holding down the Ki button and letting it go.
You can perform an Aura Dash in the game by pressing ‘X’ and ‘A’ together on the Xbox controller or Square and ‘X’ on the DualShock controller. Tapping ‘A’ (on Xbox) or ‘X’ (on PlayStation) while doing an Aura Dash will allow you to teleport behind an opponent.
You can also counter or dodge hits by quickly tapping ‘A’ on the Xbox controller or ‘X’ on the DualShock to teleport out of harm’s way while an enemy is initiating an attack.
Super attacks can be done by holding down the right trigger and pressing either your light or heavy attack button. You can perform an ultimate attack by holding down the left and right trigger at the same time, while pressing either your basic attack button or your hard attack button (Square or Triangle for PlayStation users or ‘X’ or ‘A’ for Xbox users).
Just like in the last game you can use items by tapping the right D-pad to open the item window and pressing a face button to use the corresponding item. You can buy items from NPCs, craft them from material you pick up on missions, or acquire them using a scouter while out and about.
There’s also a second video teaching you how to transfer over saved data from Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 into Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The video was uploaded by Anime Games Online and is a basic five minute tutorial that you can check out below.
It’s suggested to make sure the original game is updated to version 1.08.02 before you proceed, and once the update finishes, you’ll have the option of uploading your character save data online.
You’ll see the upload option on the main menu screen of the first Dragon Ball Xenoverse, as indicated in the image below.
The upload will carry over your character’s customization, including their upper body, lower body, hands, feet, four special attacks, two ultimate attacks and their one evasive skill.
Interestingly enough, they mention that a character’s appearance, name, voice, and some skills can’t be carried over and that some of your costume choices may appear differently in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
According to the video you don’t get to pick which of your custom characters makes the leap in the upload process but if you have multiple characters you’ll be able to choose which one you want to download and play as in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. You can’t do cross-platform save transfers, only Xbox 360 saves head to the Xbox One and only PS3 saves head to the PS4.
You’ll be able to play with your character during the open beta weekend that ends on October 17th, or you can wait until October 25th to get your hands on the full game.