ARMS Software Update: 30th November 2017

Applies to: Nintendo Switch

Instructions on installing the update for ARMS.

On November 30, 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.4.1.0 [Distributed 30/11/2017]

  • The mysterious new fighter "Springtron" can now be selected.

    • His initial ARMS are the same as Spring Man.
    • When Spring Man unlocks new ARMS, Springtron will also have access to them.
  • New badges added.

    • Added badges that are unlocked via specific fighter/ARM combinations.
    • Added badges that are unlocked by fulfilling certain conditions on stages with environmental gimmicks.
    • And more!
  • 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 as below.
  • Duration of immobility when masking up reduced (The Misanga is pleased).


  • 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.
  • Increased curving.
  • Increased homing.
  • Decreased flotation during jump attacks.
  • Increased retraction speed.
  • Fixed issue where retraction speed would be greatly slowed at times.
  • Increased rush damage.
  • Increased retraction speed.
  • Increased retraction speed.
  • Increased homing.
  • Decreased retraction speed.
  • Speed of charge attacks is unaffected.
  • Decreased speed of direction changes during rush attacks.
  • Fixed issue where under certain conditions projectiles would freeze in mid-air.


  • After updating to 4.1.0 you will unable to do local or LAN Play with users on 4.0.1 or lower.


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