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    Software update: February 1st 2018

    A software update introducing new features and adjustments is now available for ARMS. To download the update, please start the game while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet. The software version after this update will be 5.1.0.

    Update contents

    • Added new “Gallery” feature. Unlock amazing illustrations using in-game currency, or by fulfilling certain conditions.
    • Added new badges.
      • Added badges earned when certain pairs of fighters rack up battles together.
      • Added badges earned by repeatedly using each ARM.
      • And so many more!
    • New additions to Party Crash.
      • ARMS Labs have manufactured the ultimate version of Hedlok. It will appear only in Party Crash.
      • ARMS Labs have thought up some new Bonus Periods. Look out for them!
      • If a featured fighter is losing by more than 1000 points in the current lobby, the bonus for using them will increase from 1.5x to 2x. Time for some comebacks!
    • Added “Tournament Mode.”
      • A mode made for tournaments with all ARMS unlocked.
      • When in Tournament Mode you will be unable to play other modes such as Grand Prix or Ranked Match, and you won’t receive badges or in-game currency. Records will also not be recorded.
      • You can switch between Normal Mode and Tournament Mode on the Top Menu by holding in the R Stick and pressing L and R.
    • Fixed an issue where Dr. Coyle’s extra ARMS would not fire correctly.
    • Fixed an issue where the Ramram would stop moving in mid-air.
    • Fixed an issue in Skillshot, where the Tribolt would fail to return after punching.
    • No adjustments to fighter or ARM capabilities in this update.

    Additional information

    Once you have updated to version 5.1.0 you will no longer be able to participate in Local or LAN Play with users on an earlier version of the game.

    Please note: 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.