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Killer Instinct patch released – Replaces free character Jago with Sabrewulf

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Microsoft and Double Helix Games have released a new Killer Instinct patch which replaces the free character Jago with Sabrewulf.

The 675 MB patch also includes a host of bug fixes, interface updates and gameplay tweaks.

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Here’s the full changelog and release notes:

***New Features***

ROTATING FREE CHARACTER:

Sabrewulf will be the next free character rotated in to replace 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 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.

Official Source: http://doublehelixgames.com/forum/index.php?threads/killer-instinct-1-2-2014-update-w-dev-notes.6320/

http://www.polygon.com/2014/1/3/5269672/killer-instinct-patch-free-character-sabrewulf

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