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Software update: March 7th 2018

A software update introducing new features and adjustments is now available for ARMS. To download the update, please start the game while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet. The software version after this update will be 5.2.0.

Update contents

  • The Party Crash mode “Big Time ARMS” can now be selected in regular battle as well, so you can try something a little different. Feel free to use it as a handicap!
    • Prior to battle, when selecting ARMS, you can toggle this on and off with the Y button.
    • This feature can be used in Versus – Fight.
    • Can’t be used in online battles.
  • Added 15 new images to Gallery.
  • Fixed issue where fighters with super armor would not have their ARMS disabled by electric attacks during a rush attack.
  • Fixed issue where a noise would repeatedly play if communication was lost while Dr. Coyle had her extra ARMS out.
  • Adjusted some fighters as follows.




  • The specs are improved, and movement during a super charge has been greatly increased.
  • He is a little heavier now.
  • Movement speed for normal jumps has decreased.

Lola Pop

  • Increased movement speed when jumping.


  • Rush gauge now fills at a rate equal to other fighters during normal times.
  • Also made it somewhat less difficult for the rush gauge to fill when blue or red.

Byte & Barq

  • When jumping while on top of Barq, fixed an issue where a shockwave could be seen emanating from Byte as well.
  • Fixed an issue where, under certain conditions, the switch on Barq's head would stay pushed in.

Dr. Coyle

  • Fixed an issue where, under certain conditions, extra ARMS would appear while firing ARMS.

  • Adjusted some ARMS as follows.




  • Fixed issue where self-destruct could occur during rush.


  • Increased charge attack speed.

  • Increased rush attack speed.

  • Decreased time from drop until collection.


  • Increased rush damage.


  • Increased retraction speed.

  • Decreased retraction speed.
  • Decreased time until automatic retraction after placement.

  • Decreased extension speed.
  • Decreased retraction speed.

  • Decreased expansion rate for charge attacks.

Additional information

Once you have updated to version 5.2.0 you will no longer be able to participate in Local or LAN Play with users on an earlier version of the game.

Please note: To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don’t have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section). You can check how much free space there is on your console's system memory or microSD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.

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