Konami Roll Out Update for Super Bomberman R
Author: Sam Tree
| Posted: 17 March 2017, 10:54
Konami has rolled out an update for Super Bomberman R, bringing the game up to version 1.2 in an attempt to fix some of the more minor issues affecting the game since it launched two weeks ago along with the Nintendo Switch.
The new update focuses mainly on controls, with Konami fine tuning both offline and online inputs; most importantly they have tried to address the input lag players have been experiencing while playing online.
While it seems that it is still not perfect, at least they have acknowledged it as a problem and will be continuing to work on a fix.
With this update, the control issues that some players have been experiencing during online battles will be greatly reduced.
We will continue to release future updates to improve the controls during Online Battles.
This is the first of many updates to come that will focus on improving the Super Bomberman R play experience online.
The below patch notes were released on the Super Bomberman R website:
You can now select the Room Type when you create a room to host an Online Free Battle.
By choosing “Room Number”, only players who know the room number can join.
Adjustments have been made to improve the controls
Adjustments have been made to reduce the input latency.
Controls are now more precise to reduce the unintentional direction changes.
Character speed has been adjusted so players can make quicker and more agile moves
The characters are now behaving more naturally when in front of a pillar or a block.
Making a turn while running along a block or a pillar is now easier.
A kicked bomb can be stopped more precisely.
Control parameters have been improved in order to reduce the lag when playing online
Fixed a bug that made the game ignore some button inputs when packet loss occurs.
The lag felt when planting a bomb has been reduced
Sudden direction changes are easier to make.
Fixed minor bugs
Konami has also advised against using the Joy-Con grip while playing online, advising that players should opt to use the Joy-Con in the horizontal configuration or using a Pro Controller.
Regarding the controller options during Online Battles.
When playing the Online Battle, we recommend that you hold the Joy-Con™ horizontally, use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, or play with the handheld mode.
Please do not use the Joy-Con™ Grip or hold both controllers. With this software, doing so may cause the gameplay of all participating players to momentarily stop, not allowing you to play smoothly as you want.
Have you experienced any input lag while playing online? Let us know in the comments below if the update has fixed these issues for you. You can read our full review on Super Bomberman R here.