Although Dragon Ball FighterZ had a highly successful launch, it isn’t doing so well on PC at the moment. Considering the PC player base is down 80%, many gamers may be waiting for various updates to the 2.5D fighting game before returning. However, it seems unlikely that these gamers were waiting on, or even expecting, a Patrick Star mod for the game.
With the game’s fighting roster composed of various franchise heroes and villains, Dragon Ball FighterZ isn’t exactly lacking in the diversity department. However, one modder decided the game needed a character from Bikini Bottom (but decided against the titular SpongeBob SquarePants). It seems that the modder even acknowledged that “[I] don’t even know why I do stuff like this.”
Nevertheless, the mod makes Patrick Star available in the game, as what appears to be a skin replacing Majin Buu with the starfish. If Buu’s voice wasn’t a dead giveaway to this, then the fact that Patrick Star (as shown below) utilizes Buu’s “You know what…I hate you!” super attack makes this skin and color alteration obvious. Still, watching Patrick Star perform Buu’s falling asleep outro is rather amusing. Check out the mod below:
FighterZ modding has came a long way. pic.twitter.com/BGShWOXvrn
— Blitz (@_Mimikyu) February 17, 2018
It is worth noting that the mod isn’t perfect, as the character model seems a bit off-putting and the title cards weren’t changed. Even so, the mod is only a measly 1.66MB, so for those interested, it definitely seems like a fun add-on. Hopefully, it remains more stable than the recent Tien glitch that turned Android 21 invisible. With the overall simplicity of the mod, it seems likely. At the very least, it doesn’t seem likely that Tien can turn Patrick Star invisible, but crazier things have happened.
For those PC gamers awaiting a reason to return to the fighting game (or any gamer that has shelved it really), Dragon Ball FighterZ has revealed its next two DLC characters. And after that, a recent datamine suggests Zamasu, Vegito, Cooler, and Ranger Android 17 could be after these two. Perhaps these characters will draw players back if Patrick Star doesn’t.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.