For those of you that played the original Xenoverse game which released early last year, you will be greeted to a screen that details Character Transfers upon booting up Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for the first time. Assuming your save data is still in place, you’ll be given the option to pick one character that is eligible for transfer. Any equipment your Xenoverse character is wearing will be transferred to your Xenoverse 2 character, while extra clothing in your character’s bag will be converted to a chunk of Zeni and TP Medals. The same applies to your equipped skill set, although certain skills will be forbidden from transfer such as Super Saiyan, Super Vegeta, Kaioken and Rebellion Spear.
Once you’ve completed the transfer process, the next step is to pick a race that suits your play style. There are a total of 5 races in Xenoverse 2—Earthling, Saiyan, Frieza, Namekian and Majin. While no new races were introduced, the existing ones have been refined. If you like to play with balanced stats on your character, then I suggest going with the Earthling race. If you’re looking to unleash a barrage of melee punches and kicks, then the Saiyan race is best for you. The Frieza race has the fastest attack speed but low damage output, while Namekians have fast health and stamina recovery.
As Majin, there’s a subtle difference between the two genders. Male Majins have more health but slower movement speed and Female Majins are the complete opposite. The Majin race includes some of the best stats for playing defensive, but comes at the cost of low stamina regeneration. One thing to keep in mind is that you’re able to gain attribute points after completing missions, which are then used to upgrade specific stats on your character. This way you can build a character of any race with high stamina or melee power, without worrying about the race you initially picked. My preferred race of choice is a Saiyan Warrior because I enjoy close-up combat.