ARMS 5.1 Patch Notes: Update Includes New Gallery And Tournament Modes

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The ARMS 5.1 patch is now available to download
The ARMS 5.1 patch is now available to download Nintendo

ARMS patch 5.1 is now available to download, and includes new features, modes, badges and bug fixes. Updating ARMS with the 5.1 patch is important if you want to play online. Those without the patch will be locked out of using online features, and cannot play against friends with Local or LAN play. Once everyone involved has the 5.1 patch installed, all multiplayer features will resume operating normally. Downloading the patch is simple, and should happen automatically if your Switch is connected to the internet.

The full 5.1 patch notes for ARMS are as follows:

  • Added new “Gallery” feature. Unlock amazing illustrations using in-game currency, or by fulfilling certain conditions.

  • Added new badges.

    • Added badges earned when certain pairs of fighters rack up battles together.

    • Added badges earned by repeatedly using each ARM.

    • And so many more!

  • New additions to Party Crash.

    • ARMS Labs have manufactured the ultimate version of Hedlok. It will appear only in Party Crash.

    • ARMS Labs have thought up some new Bonus Periods. Look out for them!

    • If a featured fighter is losing by more than 1000 points in the current lobby, the bonus for using them will increase from 1.5x to 2x. Time for some comebacks!

  • Added “Tournament Mode.”

    • A mode made for tournaments with all ARMS unlocked.

    • When in Tournament Mode you will be unable to play other modes such as Grand Prix or Ranked Match, and you won’t receive badges or in-game currency. Records will also not be recorded.

    • You can switch between Normal Mode and Tournament Mode on the Top Menu by holding in the R Stick and pressing L and R.

  • Fixed an issue where Dr. Coyle’s extra ARMS would not fire correctly.

  • Fixed an issue where the Ramram would stop moving in mid-air.

  • Fixed an issue in Skillshot, where the Tribolt would fail to return after punching.

So what do you think? Are you excited to try out the new Tournament mode? Are you going to try to unlock all the new illustrations in the Gallery? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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