Funny Hakumen glitch in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle makes opponents fly into the sky

By on June 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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Seems like the buggy troubles of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle aren’t over yet. The Kanji bug has been fixed, but as new DLC characters came out, players have discovered more reproducible glitches. There’s the one where Naoto makes her opponents invisible, and it appears that Hakumen, the embodiment of the Power of Order, is bringing some chaos into the Cross Field as well.

The bug happens with Hakumen’s air counter, which throws the opponent up. Sometimes it happens when the opponent uses a Distortion Drive in response, but seemingly not always.

This compilation shows the bug performed on many characters; again, most of them use a Distortion Drive to get trapped in the air. Funnily enough, a part of the super animation is retained with the Under Night In-Birth characters, which looks especially good with Gordeau.

The bug looks the same on the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

And then, of course, it wasn’t too long until someone turned it into a meme. *dons tinfoil hat* Introducing bugs was Arc System Works’ ploy for publicity from the very beginning.

And here’s a bonus; not sure how to trigger it, but if you ever wanted to see two Weiss(es?) battle it out like they’re BBCF’s Izanami, here’s your chance.

Sources: @Forteen_Xi_JC; @6D3C_Sekka; @the_buttface; @OreoTheWolf

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.