Arms Update 2.1 Implements Balance Tweaks, Improves Training & More

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Arms update 2.1 has hit the Nintendo Switch exclusive hard, implementing a ton of buffs and nerfs to character and arms. Consider the meta thoroughly shaken up!

The update also adds improvements to the Training mode, and includes a variety of other tweaks. See below for all of the details.

Version 2.1

  • Moved “Training” to the top menu.
  • Added five exercises to “Training”, and added difficulty level indications.
  • Adjusted the way the rush gauge fills, decreasing the amount gained for punches that do not connect with the opponent.
  • When 3-4 players start a battle, instructions on how to switch targets will now be displayed. A cursor will also be displayed above the current target for a set time.
  • Adjusted hitbox sizes for fighters, improving issues where hits were not registered despite looking like hits.
  • Changed the pause, results, and replay menus in “Training” to be more convenient.
  • For “Best Stage” in Stats, made it harder for less frequently played stages to be selected, even if you have a high win ration on them.
  • Corrected issue that caused the game to hang-up when the ending was skipped at a particular time.
  • We have made the following adjustments for some fighters and arms:
    Fighters / ArmsAdjustments
    Master MummyIncreased dash speed.
    Increased movement speed when jumping.
    MechanicaIncreased movement speed when jumping.
    Kid CobraAdjusted floatation when performing a jump attack.
    Byte & BarqTrained Barq to get up quicker.
    BoomerangIncreased speed when throwing in a wide curve.
    Increased extension speed.
    Increased homing.
    CoolerangIncreased extension speed.
    Increased homing.
    RevolverIncreased extension speed.
    Improved curving performance.
    Increased retraction speed.
    Shortened the time needed from starting a rush to firing the first shot.
    RetorcherImproved curving performance.
    Increased retraction speed.
    Increased expansion rate when extending.
    ParasolIncreased expansion rate when extending.
    Increased retraction speed.
    Decreased expansion rate for charge attacks.
    MegawattImproved curving performance.
    Increased retraction speed.
    SlamamanderIncreased homing
    TriboltIncreased extension speed.
    Decreased rush damage.
    TriblastIncreased speed of charge attacks.
    HomieIncreased rush damage.
    GuardianMade it so the electric shock when a charge attack connects lasts longer. 
    Corrected odd behavior that occurred when a rush attack connected with a wall or platform.
    BlorbCorrected odd behavior that occurred when a rush attack connected with an opponent that was not targeted.
    SeekieDecreased retraction speed.
    Made it so the electric shock when a charge attack connects doesn’t last as long.
    RamramDecreased retraction speed.
    Decreased expansion rate for charge attacks.
    Decreased speed of charge attacks.
    Cracker, Popper, HydraDecreased retraction speed.
    Bubb, BuffDecreased extension speed.
    Decreased expansion rate when extending.

That’s the full list of changes for update 2.1. How has your main character been affected? Let us know.

Source: Nintendo Support via Game Informer

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