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BlazBlue Central Fiction Rollback Beta Release Date and Time on Steam

BlazBlue is finally getting rollback too.

December 6, 2021

At the end of CEO 2021 on December 5 PST, Arc System Works announced Blazblue Central Fiction on PC via Steam and Blazblue Cross Tag Battle (BBTAG) on PS4 and Steam will both get Rollback Netcode updates.

The Blazblue series, with its pretty high-level, complex characters and mechanics, is still highly popular to this day. Initially launched by Arcsys in 2008 as it couldn’t make a new Guilty Gear yet, BlazBlue managed to stand on its own and become an iconic 2D fighter series. Players have been honing their skills and competing with each other on the latest version, Central Fiction, out since 2015.

Now, by adding rollback netcode, BlazBlue joins the ranks of other 2D gameplay fighting games like KOF 15, Melty Blood and Guilty Gear. GG Xrd and Granblue Fantasy Versus are sadly missing form the list, though something for Granblue might get announced at the Granblue FES on December 11-12.

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BlazBlue Central Fiction and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle rollback netcode release date and time details

When is the BlazBlue Central Fiction Rollback Beta happening?

BlazBlue Central Fiction on Steam will get a first rollback netcode Beta starting December 6, 2021 at 3 PM PST / 6 PM EST / 23:00 GMT. Click here for a countdown and a conversion table with more time zones. All BB Central Fiction players on Steam can participate in the public test, it’s open to anyone.

The official launch of rollback netcode for BlazBlue Central Fiction will happen sometime in February 2022. It’s possible more tests will be held before then. If Arc System Works needs more data.

Do we know when rollback is coming to BBTAG?

Meanwhile, Arc System Works did not announce a precise release date for rollback netcode in Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, only stating it’ll be implemented in 2022 on PS4 and on Steam. If the game is popular enough we’ll be sure to tell you when we’ve got a precise date. A Beta test should also be held soon.

As a side note, Arc System Works also just announced the mobile game BlazBlue Alternative Darkwar will be shutting down in 2022. If time permits we might have a specific story up soon explaining the situation with mobile games in Japan so stay tuned.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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