ARMS version 4.1 update adds Springtron

By on November 30, 2017 at 11:00 am
ARMS_Springtron

ARMS has just received a new, incremental update to version 4.1. Now, while these incremental updates tend to just adjust the balance and fix bugs, this one adds something more — a new fighter.

As part of its version 4.1 update, ARMS players can now play as the secret boss character Springtron. The character acts as a sort of alternate version of Spring Man. In fact, Springtron shares ARMS unlocks with Spring Man as well.

In addition to Springtron, the update also adds Chinese language support, and fixes a few bugs. It also makes a few balance adjustments to the rest of the cast. You can check all of these out below.

ARMS 4.1 patch notes
  • The mysterious new fighter “Springtron” can now be selected.
    • His initial ARMS are the same as Spring Man.
    • When Spring Man unlocks new ARMS Springtron will also have access to them.
  • New badges added.
    • Added badges that are unlocked via specific fighter/ARM combinations.
    • Added badges that are unlocked by fulfilling certain conditions on stages with environmental gimmicks.
    • And more!
  • Added support for traditional and simplified Chinese. You can switch your language in system settings.
  • Fixed issue in online play where immediately after time runs out guarding would be cancelled not allowing players to defend post-time attacks.
  • Fixed issue in Ranked Match where certain fighters’ voices could be heard prior to the start of the match.
  • Adjusted abilities of some fighters and ARMS as below.
    Fighters / Arms Adjustments
    Misango Duration of immobility when masking up reduced (The Misanga is pleased).
    Scorpio Increased curving
    Increased expansion rate of charge attacks.
    Shortened wait time prior to scorpion jumping.
    Decreased extension speed.
    Decreased flotation during jump attacks.
    Decreased speed of charge attacks.
    Decreased homing during jumping attacks.
    Skully Increased curving.
    Increased homing.
    Decreased flotation during jump attacks.
    Glusher Increased retraction speed.
    Fixed issue where retraction speed would be greatly slowed at times.
    Homie Increased rush damage.
    Megaton Increased retraction speed.
    Whammer Increased retraction speed.
    Increased homing.
    Hydra Decreased retraction speed. Speed of charge attacks is unaffected.
    Clapback Decreased speed of direction changes during rush attacks.
    Revolver
    Retorcher
    Fixed issue where under certain conditions projectiles would freeze in mid-air.

Source: Nintendo

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