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Killer Instinct: 675MB patch makes Sabrewulf free, adds new skins & tweaks

Friday, 3rd January 2014 12:58 GMT By Dave Cook

Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games has released a new patch that makes Sabrewulf free and makes a long list of fixes to the Xbox One brawler.

A full list of patch notes were posted on the Double Helix forum, confirming that Sabrewulf is now free to all, while free launch character Jago must be paid for. In addition to the changes, both Jago and Orchid have their classic skins.

Here’s the patch list in full:

***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.

***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.

Via OXM.

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  1. pukem0n

    a patch under 1GB? ludicrous

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Mineral4r7s

    This game is the only reason to buy a xbox one xD

    #2 6 months ago
  3. DreadSabot

    @2 speak for yourself. I enjoyed the heck out of Dead Rising 3

    #3 6 months ago
  4. melonbuster1

    I have every game and this system is off the chain. . But the main reason for my purchase was killer instinct. . It was the first game i put on..

    #4 6 months ago
  5. TERMINATOR-SSD

    the ONE game i wish was on PS4. :-(

    Played it and enjoyed it alot on my mates Xbox. Gutted that it will never be on PS4.

    #5 6 months ago
  6. Doppleganger

    You sure thats the only game you want from Xbox? PS4 people must be bored out of there mind with just Kill Zone? Ignorance is bliss.
    OK whats taking so long for the character updates or classic uniforms? I don’t care about a patch that should have been released last month

    #6 6 months ago