Killer Instinct patch adds fixes, new costumes and new free character

Killer Instinct has received a new patch today, one that adds a ton of fixes, but also provides new costumes for Jago and Orchid.

Also, Jago has now been replaced as the free character offered by the game. In his place? Sabrewulf!

Full patch details below…

New Features

ROTATING FREE CHARACTER:

  • Character rotation has been added. Sabrewulf is the new free character, replacing 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 OCON 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.

Online 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.

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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.

 

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