Arc System Works has released a patch for their beautiful PS3 and PS4 fighting game Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- and it packs a ton of changes.
The version 1.05 update brings the game up to speed with the Japanese arcade version, brings adjustments and additions to the core fighting system, nearly all game modes and multiple characters:
Mode Details CHALLENGE Some contents have been adjusted to comply with the new version. MISSION Some contents have been adjusted to comply with the new version. REPLAY THEATER It is now possible to play back replay data from both the new and old version. Replay data from the old version will have their number and timestamp displayed in green text. Replays from the old version will also have “Previous ver.” displayed on screen. All Various characters have had their command lists, accessed from the pause menu, updated to comply with the new version.
* This update is free.
*Once applied, this patch cannot be reverted to a version prior to the balance adjustments.
Mode Details Battle Corrected an issue where opponent characters could activate Blitz Shield after being hit by Potemkin’s skill “I.C.P.M.” “ When using a Roman Cancel during the latter part of Millia’s Dust Attack and Elphelt’s Jump D, a purple Roman Cancel will now activate. “ Corrected an issue where the dolphin that appears during May’s skill “Applause for the Victim” disappears in an unnatural manner. “ Corrected an issue where an opponent character hit by Zato’s skill “Deadman’s Hand” against the edge of the stage would, in rare occasions, move to an unnatural position. “ Corrected an issue where Zato’s Overdrive “Great White” would not properly activate after the animation. TRAINING Corrected an issue where the stagger time for “Stagger Recovery” Lv.2 – maximum was not functioning properly. Player Matching Fixed an issue where incorrect rankings would display in the lobby room and player matching rooms. “ Fixed an issue where saved match replays from the lobby room and player matching rooms would incorrectly display ranking as “Beginner”.
Mode Details Player Matching Added a “Room Dissolution” function, usable only by the room owner. Once used, it will no longer be possible to start new matches in the room. M.O.M A World Dollar Shop now appears in the M.O.M Mode menu after reaching Class 5 or higher. Spending World Dollars in this shop allows the use of “Target Shuffle” above Class 5, and “Hit Rate Increase” above Class 8. TRAINING Added a function where holding the ▲ button while in settings ranging from 0 – 100 allows quick scrolling through values. OPTIONS A “Random” option has been added to “System Voice” in GAME SETTINGS.
The update summarily makes the game “more pleasant to play” and readies it for compatibility with the upcoming GG Tournament companion app.
This update sounds like a must even if you don’t play the game online.