Guilty Gear Strive Patch Notes: At the Arc Revo America Finals 2021, Arc System Works released the last Season Pass 1 character, confirmed cross-play, and announced Season Pass 2. The music and gameplay of Guilty Gear Strive were highlighted as two of the year’s finest.
Arc System Works has just unveiled Sin Kiske, the second playable character included in Season Pass 2. With the new release comes the introduction of sin. Notes on the new character and other changes can be found in the patch notes for Guilty Gear Strive version 1.23.
In the patch notes that we’ve provided below, you’ll find information on all the improvements made in this release.
Guilty Gear Strive Patch Notes
In-Game Settings & Options
The playable character Sin Kiske has been added.
After purchasing either the “GGST Season Pass 2” or the “Sin Kiske” DLC items, which will both be available on November 24th, you will gain access to the character.
Added “the Hourglass,” a Theme Composed by Sin Kiske
The BGM can only be used if *Sin Kiske is a playable character.
Sin Kiske now has access to updated avatar gear.
You can go “fishing” for the new avatar gear.
Here Are Some New Pieces of Background Music for Gallery Mode:
- Ride on Time (Sin’s theme from Guilty Gear: Overture)
- “Communication” (Sin VS Ky theme from Guilty Gear: Overture) (Sin VS Ky theme from Guilty Gear: Overture)
- Sin’s theme from Guilty Gear Xrd, “Just Do It,” encourages you to take action.
- After “fishing” for them, the new BGM can be used in all game modes.
Connectivity Setting: Network Mode
- The issue where the asterisk (*) was being included in the Search ID for Player Matches has been resolved.
- The Duel Station position was incorrectly saved when matchmaking was cancelled at the last second, but this has been corrected.
- The issue where starting a match from the same seat in Player Match mode would result in a different Wanted Poster being displayed than the actual match occurring has been fixed.
- We’ve fixed a bug where the character select screen wouldn’t update when the player found a match in Training Mode.
- Fixed an issue where the game would become unresponsive for a long period of time after a player switched from waiting for a match to spectating immediately after the previous match ended.
- After a match ends in Player Match mode, the player can cancel their waiting status to enter Training Mode, but the game sometimes fails to do so.
- Fixed an issue where players wouldn’t be rotated correctly after a match ended in Player Match mode if there was a significant delay in their return to the room.
- Correction made so that you can now track your opponent on the match summary screen.
- Fix an issue where the Best Bout icon would appear on the match result screen even if it was disabled.
- Resolved various minor problems.
Fixed a bug in the Steam version of Player Match wherein customising the controls for the spectating menu did not take effect.
Fix for a Steam version bug that allowed continuing a match after losing connection due to a specific method.
Errors occurred when using the Replay Theater’s View List of Replay or Search features offline due to a bug that has since been fixed in the Steam version of the programme.
Bridget-related Content Added to Digital Figure Mode
Get ’em by fishing, and then you can use ’em in your digital figures!
The glitch where Gamma Blade would cause the match to be interrupted when used during the Wall Break sequence has been fixed, as stated by Chipp Zanuff.
The other Improved performance and stability by fixing a few minor bugs.
There are now fewer typos and more accurate text throughout.
- Street Fighter 6 Release Date: The Global Tour Edition of Street Fighter 6
- Undisputed Game Release Date: An Indefensible Drop Is Likely In 2023
Changes to the Universal Mechanics
In the most recent Strive update, the Tension and R.I.S.C mechanics have been overhauled to provide a more satisfying experience for players. These adjustments are intended to aid and reward players who actively take a defensive stance. The designers are of the opinion that a counterattack is highly unlikely to succeed because the aggressor holds too many advantages.
Therefore, as your character’s R.I.S.C gauge fills up, the Tension gauge, a resource metre used for Roman Cancels and Super moves, fills up more rapidly. Simply put, the more you block, the more opportunities you’ll have to launch a counterattack.
A large number of characters are receiving buffs in this patch, though some are getting more than others. For instance, this patch reduces the amount of damage recovery May receives when her primary engage tool, Mr Dolphin, hits an opponent, making it safer to use.
Bridget is also seen as a big winner due to the fact that her primary neutral tool, Stop and Dash, has received damage buffs, speed buffs, and recovery buffs, and that her Rolling Movement follow-up now has less recovery time on hit, keeps Bridget closer to the opponent on hit, and allows her to have more offensive options.
First impressions among players are that Ramlethal and Nagoriyuki have been hit the hardest by the patch’s nerfs. Happy Chaos is the most divisive character in the metagame, and some players don’t believe his recent changes were enough to displace him as the best.
When Will Xbox Get Guilty Gear Strive?
In 2023, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S owners can look forward to Guilty Gear Strive. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will have access to it as well.
Who the final two characters are for Guilty Gear Strive Season Pass 2 remains a mystery. It’s possible to improve the game in a variety of ways. The Xbox version will release with full cross-play in 2023, so here’s hoping that also means Season Pass 3 will be added at some point in the future.