ARMS: Ver. 5.0.0 will be the last major udapte for the game

Today, Nintendo released another major update for ARMS. It brings the game to Ver. 5.0.0, and adds a new playable character (Dr. Coyle) along with a new stage. If you’re already looking forward to the next major update and fighter, you’re probably going to be disappointed when you learn that there will not be any further content updates for the game.

In the Topics blog post introducing the update (in Japan), Nintendo reveals that Ver. 5.0.0 is going to be the last major update for the game. Of course, the developers are still going to work on minor updates, to fix game balance and any issues that might pop up, but there will be no more additional fighters, stages, ARMS, or modes.

ARMS was launched in June, and since then, it has received many updates with additional fighters, stages, ARMS, game modes, and more. The best part? Everything is available for free. No DLC or Season Pass to purchase, and nothing is hidden behind lootboxes.

Here’s a quick rundown of everything that was added to the game over the months that followed its launch:

Ver. 1.1.0 (June 25th/26th)

  • New mode: Arena Mode

Ver. 2.0.0 (July 11th/12th)

  • New playable character: Max Brass
  • New ARMS: Nade, Roaster, Kablammer
  • New stage: Sky Arena
  • New mode: Hedlok Scramble

Ver. 2.1.0 (August 8th/9th)

  • New content: 5 exercises added to Training

Ver. 3.0.0 (September 13th/14th)

  • New playable character: Lola Pop
  • New ARMS: Funchuk, Biffler, Clapback
  • New stage: Via Dolce

Ver. 3.1.0 (September 28th/29th)

  • New stage: Sparring Ring

Ver. 3.2.0 (October 17th/18th)

  • New feature: Badges, Recent Replays

Ver. 4.0.0 (November 15th/16th)

  • New playable character: Misango
  • New ARMS: Scorpio, Skully, Glusher
  • New stage: Temple Grounds
  • New mode: Party Crash (online event)

Ver. 4.1.0 (November 29th/30th)

  • New playable character: Springtron
  • New content: more badges
  • New feature: Chinese language option

Ver. 5.0.0 (December 21st/22nd)

  • New playable character: Dr. Coyle (+related badges)
  • New ARMS: Lokjaw, Parabola, Brrchuk
  • New stage: [NAME REDACTED]

You can find all the details about the various Software updates on this page!

Source: Nintendo



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