ARMS Software Update: 12th January 2018

Applies to: Nintendo Switch

A software update introducing new features and adjustments is now available for ARMS. To download the update, please start the game while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet. The software version after this update will be 5.0.1.


Update contents

  • Adjusted the abilities of certain fighters and ARMS as follows.
  • Refreshed in both body and mind for 2018. Happy New Year!
  • Increased movement speed when jumping.
  • Increased arm size.


  • Increased speed of rush attack.
  • Decreased time interval before launch of rush attack.
  • Improved curving.
  • Improved homing.
  • Increased expansion rate when extending.
  • Decreased expansion rate when extending.
  • Decreased maximum reflection angle.
  • Decreased retraction speed.
  • Decreased homing.
  • Decreased homing for jump attacks.

Additional information

Once you have updated to version 5.0.1 you will no longer be able to participate in Local or LAN Play with users on an earlier version of the game.

Please note: To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don’t have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section). You can check how much free space there is on your console's system memory or microSD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.

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