Bandai Namco officially releases Benchmark Software for MMORPG Blue Protocol wtih reported bugs fixed

Although the anticipated network test for the MMORPG Blue Protocol has not yet happened, you may now determine whether the game will operate on your computer. In "Bull Pro Communication" #6.2, Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios have shared the most recent details regarding the game's benchmark program for all those who are interested.


Blue Protocol is an online action role-playing game with expressive graphics that resemble animation. On January 11, just before it was supposed to begin, the network test's start date was postponed. On January 25, it was revealed that the new start date would be in late March. The network test was originally supposed to begin on January 14. Also, "Bull Pro Communication" #6.1 included an explanation of the problem that led to the delay.

This time's "Bull Pro Communication" #6.2 explains that the bug fix is proceeding "on schedule" as it moves closer to the beginning of the network test. The network test's precise timeline is still up in the air, but it will be revealed as soon as it is officially decided.

On February 28, 2023, a livestream newscast announcing the Blue Protocol benchmark program was broadcast. On March 1, 2023, it was made accessible for download by the general public. Although it is entirely in Japanese, anyone who wants to install it and test their computers before the network test and final release is allowed to do so. Character generation data from the benchmark can also be exported for use in the network test and final release. It should be emphasized that just the character's look can be created; the name and class cannot.

The benchmarking program is not intended to display gameplay. Instead, it will show a rough estimate of the graphics and processing load anticipated by the game, giving players a sense of how well Blue Protocol would run on their specific PC hardware configuration. Players will be able to build a brand-new original character in the Blue Protocol benchmark and then use that character in other game settings. The system will issue a performance score to the player's hardware after the benchmark. In the Blue Protocol benchmark, players can also change their graphic settings to try to improve their performance and score. The benchmark will also allow for the creation of many characters and the presentation of those characters in various settings for screenshots.


Players may anticipate the game to be deemed "playable" with scores of roughly 6,000 and above, with "smooth" gaming at 8,000, according to the blog post describing the benchmark test. Scores under 4,000 are regarded as "below basic standards," while scores between 6,000 and 4,000 usually require some tweaking to play smoothly. The benchmark software has been available on the game's official website since March 1st.

Blue Protocol will launch in Japan on PC in the spring of 2023 and is now in development for the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X. In late March 2023, Japan will conduct the anticipated network test.