Massive Killer Instinct patch swaps Jago for Saberwulf and more

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Killer Instinct has received a massive update in a new patch which brings in a raft of balance changes, bug fixes and swaps out previous free character Jago for Saberwulf, developer Double Helix has announced.

Weighing in at a hefty 675mb, the patch also adds classic skins for Orchid and Jago.

Among the most notable changes is an amendment to how the ranking system works, and a balance change to ensure that all Shadow Moves are now breakable. Here’s the full list of changes:

ROTATING FREE CHARACTER:
Sabrewulf will be the next free character rotated in to replace Jago.

***GENERAL FIXES***

FULL CONTROLLER SUPPORT
– Players will now have access to play regardless of what USB port they plug into.
SAVE DATA FIXES
– Sign-in changes via KINECT will no longer erase save-data

TOASTS OPTION AVAILABLE
– Players will be able to disable toasts from the option menu (under display options)

***KI STORE FIXES***
COLOR #5 PROPERLY UNLOCKS
* NOTE: Players who have accomplished these tasks prior to launch will now be awarded retroactively

TRAINING MODE ICON UNLOCKED
*NOTE: If you have completed all the tasks required to unlock the costume, the TRAINING ICON will retroactively be unlocked.

***IN-GAME Updates***
– Character Select option added to the pause screen of local versus
– Command List corrected and updated
– Game will now pause when the controller for player 2 is removed
– Accessory menu screens updated and patched
– Added access to the MELD from the pause screen
– Replays library will be cleared since executable has been updated to a new version number
– Jago’s equipped accessories now display properly while in dojo mode.

***ON-LINE UPDATES***

VIEWABLE LEADERBOARDS
– Privilege check has been moved into the Xbox Live menu so non-gold members can view leaderboards

PARTY INVITES FIXES
– General fixes have been implemented to ensure the proper user-flow for people wanting to play exhibition matches with friends.

RANK-UP/RANK-DOWN DISPLAY
– RANK events (Rank-up/Rank-down), display notifications to both players prior to the start of the match.

RANK MATCH UPDATES
– The rank point distribution method has been updated. Please see the chart below for the updated system.

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***GAMEPLAY UPDATES***

GLOBAL FIXES
INSTINCT MODE SHADOW COMBOS NOW BREAKABLE
– There were several instances where SHADOW MOVES we’re un-breakable after performing an instinct.-mode cancel With the current fix, SHADOW MOVES will be fully intractable after an instinct-mode cancel.

UNBLOCKABLE FIX
– Players can now adjust block height during instinct mode activation.

COMBO ENDER FIX
– There were several instances where certain moves labeled as “ENDERS” where unbreakable .

CHARACTER SPECIFIC FIXES
JAGO
– Jago’s Endokuken is now classified as an OPENER, when used in the beginning of combos.

SABREWULF
– Shadow Eclipse now scales properly if used as an OPENER.
– LEVEL-3 eclipse ENDER has been corrected to hit the opponent after performing a JUMPING SLASH

ORCHID
– Category correction for the first (2) hits of ICHI NI SAN.
– Damage scaling correction on UPPER FIRECAT
GLACIUS
– Shadow Hail will now have the same hit properties as an OPENER.

SADIRA
– HP /Shadow version of Widow’s bite is now categorized as OPENER.

We scored Killer Instinct a very healthy 7/10 when we reviewed it in December, saying “a lack of content and some questionable pricing models hold it back from being an essential purchase.”

Dale Morgan

Dale Morgan

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When Dale isn't crying over his keyboard about his never-ending workload, he's playing games - lots of them. Dale has a particular love for RPGs, Roguelikes and Metroidvanias.
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