New Killer Instinct patch offers new free character

News Aaron Birch 6 Jan 2014 - 06:54

Not a fan of Jago, and prefer your combatants a little more hairy and toothy? You're in luck...

Exclusive free-to-play Xbox One scrapper, Killer Instinct, has received a new patch that swaps out the first free character, Jago, for the vicious blue predator, Sabrewulf.

The patch, which is available now, also includes a host of tweaks and changes, which you can find below (via the game's website's forums).

If you're a Killer Instinct fan and want everything, without waiting for the free character rotation, you can buy the Combo Breaker pack, which includes the first eight fighters. This costs $19.99, £16.99, or €19.99, depending on your region.

If you're a serious KI player, you can also bag the Ultra Edition, which includes everything in the Combo Breaker pack, along with costumes, accessory packs and the original, arcade version of Killer Instinct. Nice. This can be grabbed for $39.99, £34.99 or €39.99 in your area's currency.

***New Features***

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.

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.

Killer Instinct forums

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