Nintendo has been doing a fantastic job of keeping ARMS updated with new stages, characters, and ARMS, and that support has been continuing nearly nonstop up until now. The company has been teasing version 5.0, which would be adding in a new character, for a few days now, and the update only just went live. As expected, it adds quite a large amount of new content.

The headlining feature of this one is a new fighter named Dr. Coyle, who can be encountered when playing through Grand Prix on LV6 or higher. Alongside the doctor, a new stage and some new arms have been added, along with some new badges and a handful of other tweaks.

Here’s the full list of patch notes:

·  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.

What do you think? Will you be playing much as Dr. Coyle? Who’s your favorite character thus far? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via en-americas-support.nintendo.com]