ARMS Software Update: August 9th 2017

Aug 09, 2017

Applies to: Nintendo Switch

A software update is now available that introduces new features and adjustments to enhance the overall experience. Please start the game while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet to update the software. The software version after this update will be v2.1.0.

Update contents

  • Moved “Training” to the top menu.
  • Added five exercises to “Training”, and added difficulty level indications.
  • Changed the pause, results, and replay menus in “Training” to be more convenient. 
  • When starting a battle against three to four people, instructions on how to switch targets will now be displayed. A cursor will also be displayed above the current target for a set time.
  • Adjusted hitbox sizes for fighters, improving issues where hits were not registered despite looking like hits.
  • Adjusted the way the rush gauge fills, decreasing the amount gained for punches that do not connect with the opponent.
  • For “Best Stage” in Stats, made it harder for less frequently played stages to be selected, even if you have a high win ratio on them.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the game to hang-up when the ending was skipped at a particular time.
  • Made the adjustments for the following fighters and arms.
Fighters / ArmsAdjustments
Master MummyIncreased dash speed.
Increased movement speed when jumping.
MechanicaIncreased movement speed when jumping.
Kid CobraAdjusted floatation when performing a jump attack.
Byte & BarqTrained Barq to get up quicker.
BoomerangIncreased speed when throwing in a wide curve.
Increased extension speed.
Increased homing.
CoolerangIncreased extension speed.
Increased homing.
RevolverIncreased extension speed.
Improved curving performance.
Increased retraction speed.
Shortened the time needed from starting a rush to firing the first shot.
RetorcherImproved curving performance.
Increased retraction speed.
Increased expansion rate when extending.
ParasolIncreased expansion rate when extending.
Increased retraction speed.
Decreased expansion rate for charge attacks.
MegawattImproved curving performance.
Increased retraction speed.
SlamamanderIncreased homing.
TriboltIncreased extension speed.
Decreased rush damage.
TriblastIncreased speed of charge attacks.
HomieIncreased rush damage. 
GuardianMade it so the electric shock when a charge attack connects lasts longer. 
Corrected odd behaviour that occurred when a rush attack connected with a wall or platform. 
BlorbCorrected odd behaviour that occurred when a rush attack connected with an opponent that was not targeted. 
SeekieDecreased retraction speed.
Made it so the electric shock when a charge attack connects doesn’t last as long.
RamramDecreased retraction speed.
Decreased expansion rate for charge attacks.
Decreased speed of charge attacks.
Cracker, Popper, HydraDecreased retraction speed.
Bubb, BuffDecreased extension speed.
Decreased expansion rate when extending.


Additional information

Once you have updated to Ver. 2.1.0 you will no longer be able to participate in Local or LAN Play with users on an earlier version of the game.

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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