ARMS Post-Launch Updates Are Officially Done


Though ARMS hasn't been on shelves for very long, Nintendo has confirmed that post-launch support is officially dunzo for the Switch exclusive. Now that Version 5.0 is out, and new characters added, the Big N has officially ceased major support now the game is out with the completed version they intended.

According to Nintendo's blog post:

"As a major update, this one [the just released v.5 update] will be the last update. Of course, we will continue to adjust the game's balance in the future, so I hope you will continue to enjoy ARMS."

Though usually that news might alarm some players for other games, this is the same team that's behind the Mario Kart series, so this could be potentially be great news for fans of some of their more iconic franchises.

If you happened to miss the latest reveal, including the new character Featuring Dr. Coyle, "a character that comes off as something of a mad scientist. But don't underestimate her cackling and wild looks -- she's in total control, apparently, and is a power hitter with a few tricks up her nonexistent sleeve. Along with Dr. Coyle, her new stage, titled "[NAME REDACTED]" has been made available."


With the final patch hit, it's time for the ARMS team to focus on bigger and better things! A little sad by the news, check out the new comic based off of the fighting game right here!

Here are some of the biggest new updates:

  • New ARM "Lokjaw" added.
  • New ARM "Parabola" added.
  • New ARM "Brrchuk" added.
  • New stage [NAME REDACTED] added.
  • For Grand Prix LV6 and lower, the computer will now get stronger as you get deeper into the Grand Prix.
  • For Grand Prix LV7, the computer will start out strong right from the first match, as usual.
  • You can now view stats from previous Party Crash events in "Stats."
  • Added new badges related to Dr. Coyle.
  • Fixed issue in online play where the healing area created by HP Juice would sometimes shift position.