- Tekken 8 is getting a new update tomorrow that will address bugs and glitches, improving gameplay and making it run more smoothly.
- Bandai Namco will continue to support Tekken 8 with post-launch DLC characters, starting with Eddy Gordo.
- The online servers for Tekken 8 will be temporarily down for maintenance ahead of the update, but players can still enjoy offline modes.
Tekken 8 is set to release a new update tomorrow, roughly two weeks after the game launched to rave reviews from critics and fighting game fans alike. Bandai Namco’s latest 3D fighter marks a new chapter in the long-running Tekken series, with a new story that sees Jin Kazama seek redemption by halting his father Kazuya Mishima’s quest to control the world. Tekken 8 also features a more aggressive combat system thanks to its new Heat mechanic and destructible stages, and its roster consists of over 30 playable characters with their own roles to play in the game’s larger storyline.
Bandai Namco has promised to continue supporting Tekken 8 with a collection of post-launch DLC characters, just like it did for Tekken 7. The first officially confirmed Tekken 8 DLC character is Eddy Gordo, the Capoeira-practicing martial artist who has been a favorite among fans since his debut back in Tekken 3. Other DLC characters have been speculated on since Tekken 8’s release, with a popular crossover option being Final Fantasy 7’s resident brawler Tifa Lockhart. In the meantime, Tekken 8 is getting some more modest adjustments in the coming week.
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Tekken 8 introduces several key changes to the series, and fans will want to try and get to grips with the biggest ones as quickly as possible.
According to an announcement posted on the official Tekken 8 Twitter account, Bandai Namco will release Patch 1.01.04 across all platforms on February 7. A full list of Patch Notes will be posted when the update goes live, but the preview announcement says that it will address various bugs and glitches. This update will also affect Battle Replays and the Ghost data of Tekken 8’s Super Ghost Battles and Ghost Matches, so players are being advised to record their current replays ahead of time as they will be unavailable after Patch 1.01.04 launches.
Tekken 8’s Patch 1.01.04 Update Goes Live Tomorrow
Bandai Namco also revealed that Tekken 8’s online servers will be down for maintenance from 10:30 Japanese Standard Time (or 2:30 AM Central European Time/5:30 PM Pacific/8:30 PM Eastern) until 16:00 JST (8:00 AM CET/11:00 PM PST/2:00 AM EST) later today, meaning that players won’t be able to access any online Tekken 8 content during those times. However, fans will still be able to pass the time with Tekken 8’s story mode or other offline offerings, such as the new Arcade Quest or the returning Tekken Ball minigame.
As noted before, the exact details of the upcoming Patch 1.01.04 update are still unclear, but it seems like it will make Tekken 8‘s gameplay run more smoothly by addressing certain bugs and glitches. Tekken 8’s online servers will be temporarily shut down as the patch is being implemented, and Bandai Namco will release the Patch Notes around the time it goes live so players can see for themselves what is being improved.
Bandai Namco’s Tekken 8 will be the franchise’s debut entry on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, and the fighting game is built in Unreal Engine 5. The story revolves around Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama’s relationship.
- January 26, 2024