- Tekken 8 receives update 1.01.04 to fix bugs and balance certain characters like Jun and Reina.
- In addition to general fixes, the update adjusts specific moves for many characters, including currently strong fighters like Jun and Dragunov.
- The latest patch addresses community concerns and fixes to the Special Style control scheme and balcony breaking moments.
Tekken 8 receives update 1.01.04, which fixes a number of bugs impacting players while also making balance adjustments to moves for certain characters like Jun and Reina. It’s been a whirlwind few days for Tekken 8 following its recent launch, as the popular fighting game series has proven to be a massive hit with players. In fact, Tekken 8 surpassed 50,000 on Steam right after launch, representing a massive spike in players that the previous games in the franchise were not able to achieve.
However, with most modern fighting games, the launch is only the beginning. As expected from this franchise, Bandai Namco has confirmed DLC characters will be coming, including legacy character Eddy Gordo, and it’s likely there are plans for other content down the road as well. In between new content drops, Tekken 8 continues to receive updates to not only fix issues plaguing the game, but to keep the roster balanced and fair, as some characters like Jun have already been seen as overpowered by many in the community. The latest Tekken 8 patch attempts to address a few community concerns.
The Unwritten Rules of Tekken 8 Explained
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.
Update 1.01.04, which was teased earlier this week for Tekken 8, addresses a variety of things with the fighting game, including fixing a number of issues with certain moves. Specifically, the Special Style control method had an issue where certain moves would have a 1 frame delay during startup when preparing an attack during recovery. Balcony breaks have also had an issue fixed, specifically the pushback collision detection.
Character Balancing Adjustments
However, for many Tekken 8 players, the biggest piece of this update will likely be the various character adjustments Bandai Namco has made. For most players, Jun Kazama and Dragunov have proven to be near the top of most tier lists and both have recieved changes to certain moves within this update. For Jun, two of her moves have been tweaked, one with an increase to recovery time, while the other had the reaction upon hit changes so that players can no longer chain unintended follow up attacks. As for Dragunov, three of his moves were altered in an attempt to prevent unintended high damage combos being performed while also making his Sneak slightly easier to counter. In addition, numerous other characters saw tweaks like Devil Jun, Jack-8, Reina, and more.
While not a massive overhaul, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not this update causes a change to any of the character rankings this early in the game’s lifecycle. Alongside these updates, many players are hopeful that Tekken 8 continues the series DLC traditions by continuing to add both classic and surprising characters. One crossover most fans would like to see happen is with Final Fantasy 7‘s Tifa Lockhart, a brawling style character that many feel would fit extremely well within the Tekken universe.
Tekken 8 Update 1.01.04 Patch Notes
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