ARMS Software Update: 18th October 2017

Applies to: Nintendo Switch

Instructions on installing the update for ARMS.

On October 18, 2017, a new software update for ARMS became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the Internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the system is connected to the Internet, the update will download and install automatically.
  • Once you have updated the game, you will no longer be able to participate in Local or LAN Play with players using an earlier version.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Ver.3.2.0 [Distributed 18/10/2017]

  • Added new “Badge” feature.
    Receive neat badges as a reward for fulfilling certain conditions.
    Wear your favourite badge and show it off to your opponent.
  • Added new “Recent Replays” feature.
    Select from a list and view replays of past matches.

Replay data is automatically deleted when necessary, starting with the oldest data.
Also, future ARMS updates will cause all replay data from past versions to be deleted.

  • During replay playback, ZR will no longer switch between targets. The X button instead is used for all camera angle switching.
  • During replay playback, + - buttons no longer toggle HP gauge display, and instead now bring up the menu.
  • Fixed issue where, at certain timings, follow up attacks after wind attacks would not land.
  • Fixed issue where, after suffering an ice attack, players on a snake board could repeatedly jump and the snake board would continuously accelerate.
  • Fixed issue where, when battle rules are set to 1-punch KO, under certain conditions fighters would become unable to move.
  • We’ve identified an interloper who has been disrupting the Grand Prix, going after our fiercest competitors. If encountered, we advise you to dispatch them with prejudice.
  • Adjusted the abilities of certain fighters and ARMS as follows.
Lola Pop
  • It’s already been one month since she joined ARMS. Her beginner’s nerves have faded away, giving her increased movement speed during air dashes.
  • Increased movement speed during high jump.
  • Increased movement speed when bounding.
  • Adjusted speed when descending.
Byte & Barq
  • Decreased time interval between Byte and Barq’s respective attacks.
Max Brass
  • Decreased expansion rate of attacks when buffed up.
  • Increased distance from which he can approach targets.


  • Increased expansion rate when extending.
  • Increased extension speed.
  • Increased expansion rate of charge attacks.
  • Increased extension speed.
  • Increased retraction speed.
  • Increased floatiness of jump attacks.
  • Increased expansion rate of charge attacks.
  • Increased retraction speed.
  • Increased retraction speed.
  • Adjusted path followed when extending.
  • Fixed online play issue where explosive damage would trigger twice.
  • Increased speed of charge attacks.
  • Decreased homing ability.
  • Increased expansion rate when extending.
  • Increased time needed to finish expanding.
  • Decreased homing ability.
  • Decreased speed of charge attacks.
  • Increased time needed to finish expanding.
  • Fixed multiple online play issues.
  • Fixed multiple online play issues.


  • Once you have updated to Ver.3.2.0 you will be unable to participate in Local or LAN play with users on Ver.3.1.0.


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