Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Short Presentation of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 :
Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is a video game available for PS4, Xbox
One and PC
Steam. It is developped by DIMS and focuses on team battles and online
play but it can also be played in solo and it contains various RPG
The Games Modes availables in Dragonball Xenoverse 2
The Main Quests
This is Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Story Mode. By completing
this mode, the player will unlock characters, arenas, costumes and
The Parallel Quests
There are around 100 Parallel quests in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Theses quests put the player in different situations (like for example make the player side with Raditz during his fight against Goku, Piccolo and Kid Gohan). Completing the parallel quests also unlock characters, arenas and objects, plus inside some of the quests, time patrollers controlled by the IA appear and if the player defis them and beat them, he will be awarded additional objects (such as a Dragon Ball for example). The Parallel quests can be played online with others players.
The Distorted Time Eggs Missions
The Distorted Time Eggs Missions are special Parallel Quests. They are 5 of them and the reward after completing each one of theses missions is a Time Egg. If the player complete the 5 mission and go visit the Kaioshin of the Time, an additional mission in the Main Quest will be available.
So in what consist the Distorted Time Eggs Missions ?
The Expert Missions
The Expert missions are the hardest missions of the game. In
theses missions, the player has to team up with characters controlled
by the IA or others players and defeat the enemy in a given time. This
is the only game mode which features 6VS1 fights.
The Versus Mode
In the Versus Mode, the player chooses one or several characters and battle it out against the IA, a friend or others online players. The types of matches availables are 1VS1, 2VS2 and 3VS3.
The Training Mode
The training mode is very practical to test combos, special moves as well as the effects of objects equipped on the created characters since in this mode the damages done by each move is displayed on the screen.
The Tournament Mode
Dragonball Xenoverse 2 has a tournament mode but it is available only in online mode (Against others players).
The Training Missions
The Normal Training Missions
There are several trainers in Coton City and if the player talks to them, they will train him. Usually they will give temporally a new move to the player and fight him or make him fight others opponents. If the player wins the fight, he will keep the move. Also some of the training missions have special conditions, like for example finish the opponent(s) with the newly learned move.
The Special Training missions
Sometimes, Some characters will give special training missions and if you complete them you will be rewarded by special money which can then be used to buy clothes and objects.
Choose a master
The player can also ask one of the trainers to be his master (As a result, this character will appear to give his student a helping hand if he's in difficulty in the main quest or in the parallel quest).
The Old Kaioshin who is located near the Orange Star School in Coton City gives special training missions labelled as challenges. Theses special training missions don't grant the player any new moves but will make him learn how to do advanced combos and moves.
Dragonball Xenoverse 2's Story
Like in Xenoverse 1, Towa and Mira tries to change the History of
Dragon Ball in order to collect energy and so they
Xenoverse 2's features :
The Xenoverse 2 Gameplay
To say it simply, Xenoverse 2's Gameplay is an improved
version of the
Dragon Ball Xenoverse's 1 Gameplay.
Returning from Xenoverse 1 :
The fighting style is entirely in 3D and and the characters
can run, fly and swim, use melees attack, evasive moves, energetic
beams and ultimates.
Novelty and improvements in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 :
The saiyan characters created by the player can transform up
to the SSJ3 form.
Flaws which were presents in Xenoverse 1 and which are still presents in Dragonball Xenoverse 2 :
It's impossible to play at the tournament mode in single
Defaults and glitches inherent to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 :
Some energetic attacks are very difficult to use, unless you
break the guard of your opponent first.
Contents of the game Dragonball Xenoverse 2
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Characters
Without the DLCs characters and the bonus characters, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has 75 playable characters (without counting some characters' transformations which the game count as independent characters). Some characters from Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Super and the Dragonball movies are included into the game but there are no characters from Dragon Ball.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Roster :
Here is the list of the characters included in Dragonball Xenoverse 2 :
Broly LSSJ, Evil Broly LSSJ
Bardock Base form, SSJ, SSJ2 and SSJ3
Vegeta (Scouter), SSJ, SSJ2, Majin Vegeta, SSJ4, SSJ Blue.
Goku base form, Kaioken, SSJ SSJ2, SSJ3, SSJ God, SSJ Blue.
Kid Goku GT base form, SSJ1, SSJ3, SSJ4.
Teen Gohan SSJ1 and SSJ2.
Adult Gohan base form SSJ1, SSJ2, Ultimate Gohan and Great Saiyaman.
Future Gohan base form and SSJ1
Future Trunks base form and SSJ1, Time Patroller Trunks, Trunks GT and Trunks from Dragon Ball Super.
Kid Trunks base form and SSJ1.
Songoten Base form and SSJ1.
Gotenks base form, SSJ1 and SSJ3.
Vegeto base form and Super Vegeto.
Gogeta Super Saiyan and SSJ4.
Cabe base form and SSJ1 (This character is included in the DLC Pack 1).
Yamcha, Evil Yamcha.
Videl, Great Saiyagirl.
Piccolo, Piccolo fused with Kami.
Raspberry (Freeza's Soldiers)
Freeza forme 1, final form, 100%, Golden Freeza and Evil Golden Freeza.
Cooler 4th form, Final Form, Metal Cooler and Evil Metal Cooler.
Frost final form (This character is added by the DLC Pack 1).
Androids / Cyborgs
Android 16 (C-16)
Android 17 (C-17)
Android 18 (C-18)
Super Android 17
Unperfect Cell, Perfect Cell, Super Perfect Cell and Evil Super Perfect Cell.
Kid Buu, Evil Kid Buu.
Omega Shenron, Evil Omega Shenron.
Gods and Demons
Super Janemba, Evil Super Janemba.
Beerus (Bills), The God of the Destruction.
Mira, Evil Mira.
Goku Black (Pre-Order Bonus and he can't transform into his SSJ Rose version, but it could be added with the next patches and/or the DLC Packs).
The non-playable characters in Dragonball Xenoverse
Vegeta Oozaru (Enemy).
Raditz Oozaru (Enemy).
Nappa Oozaru (Enemy).
Bardock Oozaru (Enemy).
Baby Vegeta Oozaru (Enemy).
The Supreme Kai of the time (Story Character).
The Old Kaioshin (Story character).
Tokitoki (Story character).
Bulma (Story character).
Guru (Story Character).
The avatars : Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 contains a characters editor
Like in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1, in DBXV2, the player can create his own unique character with the ingame characters editor.
The characters types :
Like in Dragonball Xenoverse 1, there are 8 types of characters availables in Dragonball Xenoverse 2 :
- Saiyan Male
Same as for Xenoverse 1, in Xenoverse 2, the player can create
up to 8 characters.
Same for the possibility to create alternate versions of each
created character, each ones equipped with a custom moves set and
outfit, this feature is back.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 arenas/stages
DBZXV2 has 21 maps playables as well as several arenas which can be played only during the main quests and the side quests.
List of the 21 playable stages in Dragon Ball Xenoverse :
- Cell's Ring.
- Town 1.
- Town 2.
- Town 3.
- Rocky spikes.
- Arena of the Tree of Might.
- Tsufuru Planet (From Dragon Ball GT)
- Crystal Room.
Also, like in Xenoverse 1, during the quests, there are jump gates dispatched into the arenas which allow the players to travel from one arena to the others. For example, if a fight takes place in the Rocky Mountains map, it's possible for the players to use the jump gate found in this level to travel to the Plains map, ect ...
And same as in Xenoverse 1, the interactions between the characters and the environnements are fews. Again, only some objects within the maps can be destroyed (like houses or a very small number of landscape objects) and when characters are projected on the gound, a hole forms ... only to disappear 3 seconds later.
Also, if the maps' size is decent, some of them are still a little to small (IMHO) for a fighting game involving multiple characters.
Arenas playable solely during the story mod and secondary quests in Dragonball Xenoverse 2 :
- Interior of Freeza's vessel (And like in Xenoverse 1, there are still cameras problems with this map).
Conclusion (Is Dragonball Xenoverse 2 worth to buy ?)
Xenoverse 2 is a pretty decent game which is slighly better than
Dragonball Xenoverse 1 in every domains but which doesn't fix all its
So, Buy or not buy ? It depends :
- If you didn't like Xenoverse 1, don't buy Xenoverse 2 because it's an improved version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1.
- If you liked Xenoverse 1 however, Xenoverse 2 may be worth
buying : In top of fixing some existing flaws, the developpers have
managed to make the fights faster and more technicals, they have also
added 10 new
characters (without counting the DLCs), the quests are more numerous,
special ones like the Expert missions which are very interesting to
play, many annoying flaws (like the spams problem for example) have
been fixed, ect ...
- If the game targets online players, the game is still fun to play in solo and people who like modding can have a lots of fun with the game if they buy the PC version (Since with this version, it's possible to create new costumes for the characters and even new characters and make them selectables in the menu).
All in all, I have fun with Xenoverse 2 as a Solo player (I didn't tested the online yet) and the gameplay is more technical than I though even if the game has some annoying collisions, glitches and camera problems (I hope theses issues will be fixed by the next patches, just like the long loading times issue was fixed byt the 2016 November Patch).
Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is available in several versions
Below are listed the different versions of the game, the bonuses granted for thoses who have pre-ordered the game or bought the Day One Edition and also what each DLC contains.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Standard version
This is the game without the DLCs : If you buy this, then you will have the possibility to buy the DLCs Packs 1 by 1 (If some of them interests you) later.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Season Pass
For thoses who have bought the Standard Version of Dragonball
Xenoverse 2, you can get all the DLCs by buying the Season Pass or you
can buy only the DLCs which interest you.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Deluxe Edition
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Deluxe Edition contains the base game plus the Season Pass (= All the DLCs) as well as an early access to Future Trunks with blue hairs from Dragon Ball Super.
Dragonball Xenoverse 2 Collector Edition :
Xenoverse 2 Collector Edition (US Version)
The US version of the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Collector Edition contains the base game (without the DLCs), an Exclusive SteelBook case, the Official Music Soundtrack, The Goku figure "Son Goku Master Stars Piece (13" tall) and a Collector’s Box.
Xenoverse 2 Collector Edition (European Version)
The European version of the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Collector Edition contains the Dragonball Figure "Son Goku Super Master Stars Piece" (34cm tall), an Exclusive box design with Metal Shenron and a Time Patroller's Guide.
The Collector Edition is available for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
Dragonball Xenoverse 2 Pre-Order and Day One Editions
For thoses who have pre-ordered the game or bought the Day One Edition (whether it's the base version Deluxe Edition or the Collector Edition), they will get Black Goku as a Bonus Character and Tao Pai Pai's Stick which can be used as a special vehicle to wander around Coton City.
The DLCS Packs for Dragonball Xenoverse 2
The Free DLC Pack (Available in 2016 December 20th)
Everybody will get this DLC pack, regardless of what version of the game you have chosen to buy.
The Free DLC Pack contains :
- 1 New skill for Goku SSJ Blue : "Awakened Skill Kaioken
The DLC Pack 1 for Dragonball Xenoverse 2 (Available in 2016 December 20th)
The Dragonball Xenoverse 2 DLC Pack 1 will be automatically available for thoses who have bought the Season Pass. But it's also possible to buy it individually (In this case, it Cost : 9,9€).
The DLC Pack 1 for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 contains :
- 2 New playable characters : Cabe and Frost (Both are
Dragon Ball Super).
The Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DLC Pack 2
The DLC Pack 2 for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 was published in February 2017 and it contains :
- 2 New playable characters : Champa and Vados (Both are also
characters from Dragonball Super).
The Dragonball Xenoverse 2 DLC Pack 3.
This DLC 3 for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be published in April 2017 and it contains :
- 3 New playable Characters : Goku Black SSJ Rose, Zamasu and
Note : Others DLCs should be published so we can expect more additional characters and clothes.
Xenoverse 2 Cheat Codes
Cheating isn't a thing I recommand for online games, unless it
is for playing in solo, which is, fortunately, one of the game's
feature. In the video below, for testing purposes, I changed the
maximum level of my main character to 99 instead of 80, which was the
maximum level reachable before the DLC 1 was published and increased
the limit to 85.