Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Arc System Works’ 2017 entry in the long-running anime fighting game franchise, will be updated on January 20th. This isn’t just any old update, however, as it makes a crucial change that will benefit everyone who plays online. The game is finally getting the coveted “rollback” netcode, which should result in smoother multiplayer gameplay.
An update to 2016 Guilty Gear Xrd revealer, Xrd rev 2 introduced a plethora of changes including new characters, a camera and visual overhaul, and expanded story content, among others. All the important things, but above all one thing was missing Xrd Players had asked for: an update to the game’s not-so-impressive netcode that added rollback support. Only now, some six years later, have the players’ cries finally been answered.
ArcSys announced the surprising news on the company’s Japanese website, stating that once the rollback netcode update is implemented, players in remote areas will enjoy a more comfortable gaming experience online.
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For the uninitiated, the rollback netcode is a mode of communication used by online multiplayer games. When implemented, it reduces the feeling of latency in the game, meaning inputs appear more responsive no matter where players are in the world. If you have played fighter like killer instinct or Mortal Kombat 11– or even other ArcSys games such as Blazblue Cross Tag Battle– then you have experienced this smooth online gaming experience.
Although ArcSys has implemented rollback netcode in others Guilty gear games. The recent Endeavor started with it, and in December 2020 the developer went back and added it to their classic XX Accent Core Plus R. Now it does this for Xrd rev 2. ArcSys’s continued addition of rollback for legacy games is a godsend, especially since fighters need fast input and even faster reactions to respond to attacks. Things seem to be improving a bit here.
kotaku has contacted Arc System Works to clarify if there will be a rollback netcode Xrd rev 2‘s PlayStation versions, but received no response.
Endeavor is the latest version of Arc System Works in the Guilty gear series and is relatively popular sold over a million copies since August 2022. Unfortunately, this popularity comes at a price Hackers started attacking Endeavor earlier this month, making the game almost unplayable. The studio is aware of the exploit and is Investigation with “full urgency”.
Correction 01/18/2023 21:45 ET: Dragon Ball Fighter Z hasn’t received it yet announced Undo netcode update.
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