Fighting games have been on a hot streak as of late. With multiple new releases from plenty of fighting game developers, fans have had a lot of choice in recent memory. Yet many have always been picky about the type of connection some fighting games use. While some still have delay-based netcode that can be extremely frustrating to play with, solutions are available. Despite being easy and ready to use, delay-based netcode makes any amount of latency a chore to play with. Yet, rollback netcode makes laggy connections translate into smoother gameplay. As most fighting games have been transitioning, it seems the latest from Arc System Works will also be including rollback. Based on the Korean MMO, Dungeon & Fighter, the team is developing a full-fledged fighting game. Announced this morning on Twitter, the official DNF Duel page stated both the release and open beta will use rollback netcode.
そしてDNF Duelはロールバックネットコード支援します！#DNFDuel #System #Rollback #Netcode #DFO pic.twitter.com/gOYDk5NS0E
— DNFDuel (@DNFDuel) December 17, 2021
When Does DNF Duel’s Open Beta Start and End?
While DNF Duel is based on an MMO, the fighting game is shaping up quite well. With unique character designs and explosive combos. Working closely with NEOPLE, NEXONs subsidiary, Arc System Works has been doing exceptional work on transforming the project. Known for this year’s Guilty Gear Strive, the developer has been pushing the limit in the 2D fighter genre. Currently, DNF Duel is holding an open beta ahead of the game’s eventual release. This period runs from today at 6 PM PST and lasts up until 6 AM PST on December 20. More times can be found on DNF Duel’s pinned tweet. The open beta is only available on PlayStation consoles with support for PS4 and PS5. While the release date of DNF Duel is still yet to be confirmed, the open beta is a good sign of a lot of development time. Hopefully, fans will see the release sometime in 2022.
So what do you think about DNF Duel using rollback netcode? Let us know in the comments down below!