Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero’s Devs Latest Offering is Not “working as expected” for Xbox Players

Xbox gamers are worried about Sparking! Zero stability issues, after developers spoil an upgrade for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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  • Fans compare the issues with FighterZ over what happened with Dragon Ball: Kakarot last year, which took a while to be sorted.
  • Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero is one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, and with the release nearing, Xbox gamers are getting increasingly worried about its stability.
  • Issues with Dragon Ball: FighterZ upgrade has also spoiled the game for PlayStation gamers, with DLC characters missing from the game after installing the free upgrade.
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Xbox gamers cannot seem to catch a break, and now it looks like the wait for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero will be even longer. This is because of a recent developer update for another DBZ title, which has players quite worried.


Dragon Ball FighterZ dropped just yesterday on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, and the developers later released an update. However, they asked gamers to hold off on downloading the free content. Fans were quick to point out similar issues with DBZ: Kakarot, which took weeks to be fixed properly.

Dragon Ball: FighterZ Free Upgrade Issues on Xbox Sparks New Concern Among Gamers

Looking at the issues with Dragon Ball: FighterZ on Xbox, gamers are worried about Sparking! Zero.
Looking at the issues with FighterZ on Xbox, gamers are worried about Sparking! Zero.

The developers of the highly-anticipated title, Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero, recently released a free upgrade for another title, Dragon Ball: FighterZ. It was meant to give players on PlayStation and Xbox consoles a free 4K graphics update, but soon after going live for users to download, a warning was sent out for both consoles.


On PlayStation consoles, PS Plus subscribers were not able to download or launch the game. The developers posted an acknowledgment message stating the issue was being looked into. On the other hand, the upgrade was said to be “not functioning as expected” on the Xbox consoles.

This has further forced gamers to be concerned about Sparking! Zero‘s stability on the Xbox. The post on X received replies from gamers comparing the issue with what happened with DBZ: Kakarot around January last year.

Back then, the problem with the game caused a delayed release of DBZ: Kakarot – Bardock – Alone Against Fate and the game’s Season Pass. Unsurprisingly, the replies back then were a lot similar to what gamers have been replying to the present situation regarding the issues with FighterZ.


Fans Fume Over Messy Update Being Launched

Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero has no confirmed release date yet, but is highly anticipated by franchise fans.
Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero has no confirmed release date yet, but it is highly anticipated by franchise fans.

One of the replies to the post by the developers stated the update should not have been released in the first place, while another user mentioned the DLC characters were missing after having installed the upgrade. This issue was mentioned by several others as well, a lot of them asking for a way to downgrade the version after losing the DLC characters.

The problem seems to have hit PlayStation gamers as well, and several users have asked the developers why characters show up on the PS Store with an option to purchase, despite having owned them before the upgrade. A few others were lucky enough not to have hit download, having replied stating they would wait for the issues to be resolved before applying the upgrade.

Xbox gamers will now hope similar issues don’t crop up with Sparking! Zero whenever the game gets released. The title is a long time coming, and fans are happy to wait for as long as necessary for a launch without any major glitches.


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Written by Ayoub Hassan Adur

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Ayoub Hassan Adur worked in the Translation Industry for more than a decade before turning to Content Writing. Ayoub loves Gaming and has also written news stories in the gaming industry for two other websites before joining FandomWire Gaming. Manchester United fan since the '90s.