ARMS Version 4.1 Is Live, Brings New Character Along for the Ride

The newest update for springy-arm fighter ARMS is now live. This update brings a swath of small changes with it as well as a couple notable additions that fans will surely be pleased with. Of said notable additions, the most exciting has to be the addition of a mysterious new fighter known only as “Springtron.” His initial ARMS are the same as Spring Man’s and he should be selectable as soon as the update is applied. After updating, dedicated ARMS players will also have new badges to earn. Some can be earned by experimenting with different ARMS combinations, while others can be nabbed by performing special actions on stages with environmental gimmicks. Of course, these are only just a couple of the methods players can use to get their arms around the new rewards. Of the small changes mentioned, there have been some mechanical improvements, fixed glitches, language additions and many adjustments to the fighters and their abilities.

See the full list of changes below:

  • 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:
    • 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.

For further details and instructions on how to update the game, check out Nintendo’s official page for the game here.

ARMS is currently available for Nintendo Switch. For those who haven’t yet had the chance to play the game and would like to know more, please take a moment and check out our review.