ARMS Updated To Version 2.1

ARMS has recently been updated to Version 2.1, receiving a pretty knock-out set of changes to its menus, fighters, and more.

In total, four fighters and nineteen arms have seen changes to things such as their speed, attack damage and performance (all of which can be seen in the table below). The training options within the game have seen a complete overhaul too – with five new exercises being added and difficulty levels being shown. The training section has also been moved to the main menu (perhaps allowing new players to find help much more easily before jumping straight into the action).

When three or four players start a match there will now be instructions indicating how to switch between opponents, with a cursor also being added to show who you are aiming at for a limited time. This should be hugely helpful, as this was arguably one of the most confusing aspects of the game. Some fighters have also seen adjustments to their hit boxes (meaning the area surrounding them which – when touched – would count as a hit), fixing issues where punches that appeared to make contact were not doing any damage. Finally, an edit has been made to the rush gauge, with a decrease in the amount gained when punches miss – accuracy is now even more important!

Check out the changes to the individual fighters in the table below.


Fighters / Arms Adjustments
Master Mummy Increased dash speed.
Increased movement speed when jumping.
Mechanica Increased movement speed when jumping.
Kid Cobra Adjusted floatation when performing a jump attack.
Byte & Barq Trained Barq to get up quicker.
Boomerang Increased speed when throwing in a wide curve.
Increased extension speed.
Increased homing.
Coolerang Increased extension speed.
Increased homing.
Revolver Increased extension speed.
Improved curving performance.
Increased retraction speed.
Shortened the time needed from starting a rush to firing the first shot.
Retorcher Improved curving performance.
Increased retraction speed.
Increased expansion rate when extending.
Parasol Increased expansion rate when extending.
Increased retraction speed.
Decreased expansion rate for charge attacks.
Megawatt Improved curving performance.
Increased retraction speed.
Slamamander Increased homing
Tribolt Increased extension speed.
Decreased rush damage.
Triblast Increased speed of charge attacks.
Homie Increased rush damage.
Guardian Made it so the electric shock when a charge attack connects lasts longer.
Corrected odd behavior that occurred when a rush attack connected with a wall or platform.
Blorb Corrected odd behavior that occurred when a rush attack connected with an opponent that was not targeted.
Seekie Decreased retraction speed.
Made it so the electric shock when a charge attack connects doesn’t last as long.
Ramram Decreased retraction speed.
Decreased expansion rate for charge attacks.
Decreased speed of charge attacks.
Cracker, Popper, Hydra Decreased retraction speed.
Bubb, Buff Decreased extension speed.
Decreased expansion rate when extending.

With a new character also being teased for a future update by the official ARMS Twitter account, the game sure is receiving a whole lot of changes and additions as originally promised. The future looks bright! (Neon yellow bright!)