ARMS have been out for over a week now, and the first main update for the game has become presented today. The update brings some essential updates into the game that are a terrific with regard to many fighting games, for example LAN support. Also introduced is an Arena mode, which lets you play in the same game-type as ranked mode, but either locally or with friends. Basically, Arena mode produces 2-round matches for local and friends play, including a not minor changes. Arena mode also introduces a spectator feature, in which two other players can join the experience and watch each players punch against eachother.
In order to activate LAN mode, you should say hello to the main menu and press L+R although left stick is held. This seems a bit of complicated, however its probably this way in order to avoid people from accidentally switching to LAN mode then wondering why they can’t join any online matches. Finally, the update brings in a few bug and error fixes. First of all, Kid Cobra and Byte&Barq weren’t playing well using the snakeboard, with Kid Cobra continuously charge dashing, and Barq warping throughout a special move rush. There’s ended up a fix for the Ribbon-Girl stage, where some hits weren’t properly registering on the purple boxes.
The final change introduced is in fact kinda funny: inside story mode, Biff would sometimes say “AMRS Grand Prix” instead of “ARMS Grand Prix,” which contains now been fixed. How this slipped through exams are something of any mystery, but a minimum of this tiny error may be amended. Look for all of the patch notes by heading like this?(in case you can’t read Japanese, like many of us, someone over at NeoGAF translated them).