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ARMS Version 5.0 is now available, adds new fighter and stage

Nintendo announced a few days ago that ARMS version 5.0 would be arriving before the end of the year, and today they’ve delivered.

Available to download now, ARMS version 5.0 adds a new character called Dr Coyle, The Rad Scientist. Dr Coyle is a genius who’s been fascinated with ARMS her whole life, and now experiments on herself to become the best ARMS fighter in the world. As with any new fighter, Dr Coyle comes with three new ARMS, and a mysterious new stage called [NAME REDACTED] — Dr Coyle’s secret lab, filled with conveyor belts, test tubes and all sorts of creepy science stuff.

Of course, as with any update, there’s also a tonne of changes, the details of which you can read below.

Version 5.0

  • New fighter “Dr. Coyle” is now available. Play the Grand Prix at LV6 or higher as someone other than Dr. Coyle and see what happens…
  • New ARM “Lokjaw” added.
  • New ARM “Parabola” added.
  • New ARM “Brrchuk” added.
  • New stage [NAME REDACTED] added.
  • For Grand Prix LV6 and lower, the computer will now get stronger as you get deeper into the Grand Prix.
  • For Grand Prix LV7, the computer will start out strong right from the first match, as usual.
  • You can now view stats from previous Party Crash events in “Stats.”
  • Added new badges related to Dr. Coyle.
  • Fixed issue in online play where the healing area created by HP Juice would sometimes shift position.
  • Adjusted abilities of some fighters and ARMS as follows.
    Fighters / Arms Adjustments
    Lola Pop The holidays are a busy season for street performers, so Lola Pop is fired up! Her charges now persist longer.
    Whammer
    Kablammer
    Blorb
    Lessened deceleration when knocking down mid-weight ARMS.
    Scorpio Increased retraction speed.
    Shortened waiting time between flying off and retrieval.
    Fixed issue where time needed for retraction could be greatly protracted.
    Skully Improved curving.
    Increased rush damage.
    Decreased speed of initial rush attack.
    Adjusted the number of attacks needed for rush range to reach a maximum.
    Glusher Lessened deceleration when knocking down mid-weight ARMS.
    Increased expansion rate of charge attacks.
    Megaton
    Megawatt
    Lessened deceleration when knocking down mid-weight ARMS.
    Increased speed of charge attacks.
    Decreased speed of normal attacks.
    Toaster
    Sparky
    Chilla
    Bubb
    Buff
    Roaster
    Nade
    Decreased speed of initial rush attack.
    Adjusted the number of attacks needed for rush range to reach a maximum.
    Slapamander
    Slamamander
    Increased the time interval between initial launch and extension.
    Increased extension speed.
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