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Arms Version 5 Now Available; Adds New Fighter, Stage and Arms

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Just a few days ago Nintendo announced that they would release version 5 of ARMS before the year ended. Well, they kept to their word and released version 5 of ARMS today. The latest version of the game includes a new fighter, stage and arms.

The newest fighter, Dr. Coyle, can be played against in Grand Prix mode at Level 6 or higher. The new stage that comes with the update is [NAME REDACTED]. You can check out the full patch notes 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.

ARMS is currently available on the Nintendo Switch. You can read our review where we awarded the game with an 8.5/10.

Marc Villa
I have been writing about video games and tech for the last 8 years. Throughout my time I have written for some major and minor publications. I enjoy all things Nintendo, horror and hip-hop. Add me on Switch (ShockyP)

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