Dragon Ball FighterZ controls guide

Get to grips with Goku and his pals.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is finally out and Super Saiyan have been released from flood gates to duke it out. Don’t worry if you’re new to the world of fighting games, FighterZ is great entry point to the genre. In this article we’ll cover the full controls for the game on both Xbox One and PS4, though fight sticks will work just as well. Controls for the game are fully customizable so if you don’t like anything you see below, it’s simple enough to remap it.

Dragon Ball FighterZ controls

Basic Controls

Attack/Move

PS4

Xbox One

Light Attack (L)

Square

X

Medium Attack (M)

Triangle

Y

Heavy Attack (H)

Circle

B

Special Attack (S)

X

A

Assist 1 (A1)

L1

LB

Assist 2 (A2)

L2

LT

Dragon Rush (Throw)

X + Circle

A + B

Ki Charge

X + Square

A + X

Sparking Blast

X + Circle + Square + Triangle

A + B + X + Y

Super Dash

Square + Triangle

X + Y

Vanish

Triangle + Circle

Y + B

Once you’ve got the basic attacks down, it’s easy to learn some of the game’s basic combos which will get you dishing out the damage. You can chain Light Attacks into Medium Attacks and then Heavy Attacks, and call in assists during combos by pressing the Assist 1 or 2 buttons. Hold down either of the Assist buttons and you’ll swap to the character its mapped to, tagging out with your original fighter.

Another key move to know is that every character has access to a universal overhead by pressing Forward + Medium Attack (Triangle or Y by default). The Universal Anti-air of Down + Heavy (Circle or B by default) is also well worth learning, as it’ll protect you from many homing attacks.

Vanish, Super Dash, Dragon Rush and Sparkling Blast all require two buttons to activate by default, but if you’d prefer to simplify these moves, you can customize them to require a single button of your choosing.

Simple Combos/Additional Commands

Attack/Move

Command

PS4

Xbox One

Notes

Auto Combo 1

L, L, L, L

Square, Square, Square, Square

X, X, X, X

Basic auto combo.

Auto Combo 2

M, M, M, M

Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle

Y, Y, Y, Y

Ends with a super move if you have enough meter.

Character Switch

Hold A1 or A2

Hold L1 or L2

Hold LB or LT

New character comes in with a Super Dash.

Snap Back

Dragon Rush, then A1 or A2

X + Circle, then A1 or A2

A + B, then A1 or A2

Throw, then force one of the opponent's assist characters into the match.

Deflect

Back + S

Back + X

Back + A

Strict timing required.

Guard Cancel Tag

Forward + A1 or A2

(while blocking)

Forward + L1 or L2

(while blocking)

Forward + LB or LT

(while blocking)

Tags in the desired assist character while blocking an attack. Costs 1 meter.

Universal Anti-Air

Down + H

Down + Circle

Down + B

Invincible to most aerial attacks.

Universal Overhead

Forward + M

Forward + Triangle

Forward + Y

Basic overhead attack.

That’s it for the basic controls, but once you’re up and running why not take a look at our early tier list to get an idea of who you'd like to play?

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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