Injustice 2 July Update Out Now, Here’s What It Does

The latest Injustice 2 update went live today, and it’s a big one. Among other things, it includes a lot of bug fixes, balance updates, and stability improvements. It also features a particularly large number of tweaks for Red Hood, who was released as DLC earlier in June.

Developer NetherRealm released the patch notes on the game’s website. One highlight of this patch is a tweak that restricts players to using certain stage-specific interactions only once per combo. In addition, the update includes a big fix to projectile attacks that makes them interact correctly with projectile-affecting moves.

Red Hood, meanwhile, has received a number of changes, such as damage reduction to Shrapnel Blast, damage increase to Shrapnel Blast’s Meter Burn, and other tweaks. The character’s patch list is longer than others’, likely because Red Hood is the most recent character added to the game.

You can see the full patch notes below.

The next character coming to Injustice 2 is Mortal Kombat’s Sub-Zero, who will be available starting on July 11. You can read more about Sub-Zero here, or watch him in action in the video embedded at the top of this article.

Patch Notes

General Gameplay fixes

  • General offline and online stability improvements
  • Move list corrections
  • Forward and Backward dashes now require a more precise input when buffered
  • Setting Input Shortcuts Off in controller settings makes buffered special move checks in cancel windows, reversals, and wake-ups have to be more precise
  • Bug fixes to lingering visual and sound effects related to some Multiverse Modifiers
  • Players now receive reduced experience bonuses when playing against an opponent of much lower levels.
  • Added Restart Match option to the pause menu in Multiverse where applicable
  • Removed Event Select and Main Menu from the pause menu in the Endless event.
  • Added End Event Run option to pause menu in the Endless event which grants rewards as if you lost your current match.
  • Fixed bug that would cause the boss version of Brainiac to become unresponsive if Drone Summon attack was interrupted at a specific time
  • Fixed several issues with resetting practice mode while using interactions
  • Adjusted misaligned bomb visual placements when done in certain situations (hit regions were not affected)
  • Fixed lingering visual effect errors on several interactions when they were interrupted or used in specific situations
  • Fixed an issue that caused some users to receive an excessive amount of Guild and Mother Box notifications at once
  • Users now have access to a Quick Open Next option after opening a Mother Box
  • Modifier descriptions are now shown before a Multiverse match where applicable
  • Multiverse Meta-Challenges are better highlighted
  • Added quick scroll buttons to the character list in the Customize Characters menu
  • Users can now Mark All As Seen in the Customize Characters menu to clear the ‘new’ indicator
  • Several projectile attacks have been changed to interact correctly with projectile affecting special moves (such as Captain Cold’s The Wall MeterBurn). These moves are:
    • Batman–Sky Grapple
    • Black Adam–Power of Aton Gear Ability
    • Captain Cold–Upward Cold Blast Gear Ability
    • Cyborg–Up Nova Blast MeterBurn
    • Deadshot–Bullet Barrage
    • Green Lantern–Air Battery Blast
    • Green Lantern–Air Oa’s Rocket Gear Ability
    • Red Hood–Air Akimbo Blaze MeterBurn

Stage Specific Fixes

  • Bomb interactions now have three active frames (down from five)
  • Atlantis–Statue jump interaction can only be performed as a cancel once per combo
  • Atlantis–Console slam interaction can only be performed once per combo
  • Arkham Asylum–Fixed visual problem when killing an opponent with the toilet interaction
  • Batcave–Fixed character facing issue when killing opponent with hanging light interaction
  • Batcave–Console slam interaction can only be performed once per combo
  • Batcave–Brother Eye interaction can only be performed once per combo and has increased damage scaling
  • Slaughter Swamp–reduced the range in which the truck Environmental Interaction can be used

Character Specific Fixes

  • Atrocitus–Fixed a bug which allowed for Dex-Starr Character Power attacks to sometimes be used in situations where you were in a throw state
  • Atrocitus–additional damage added after Napalm Vomit attacks inside of a combo will now use the correct combo damage scaling. (This does not apply in Competitive/Tournament Mode)
  • Batman–Fixed a bug which allowed for the Mechanical Bats Character Power to sometimes be able to attack in situations where you were in a throw state
  • Batman–Pressing a button not bound to any attacks during Glide will no longer prevent further inputs
  • Black Adam–Fixed a bug which allowed for the Seth Strike Gear Ability to sometimes be able to attack in situations where you were in a throw state
  • Black Adam–Adjusted Air Boot Stomp ability to be able to cross up when an opponent was in the corner (This does not apply in competitive/Tournament Mode)
  • Black Canary–Fixed bug in which online match rollback could cause the Canary Cry audio effect to persist for the rest of the match
  • Black Canary–Canary Cry character power attacks no longer interacts with projectile affecting special moves
  • Brainiac–If a Beta Strike Character Power is active when a throw escape occurs, it is destroyed (This does not apply in Completive/Tournament Mode)
  • Captain ColdNo longer continues to gain Character Power meter if transitioned while holding Cyclotron Charge (This does not apply in Completive/Tournament Mode)
  • Cheetah–Fixed camera issue that could occur when an online rollback happens during Savage Ambush MeterBurn
  • Cheetah–After landing a jump attack during her Jungle Jump Gear Ability, she can now combo into standing attacks
  • Cyborg–Fixed audio issue with Techno Tackle MeterBurn being interrupted
  • Cyborg–Fixed issue with Repair Circuit Gear Ability causing the Character Power UI to not display correct information if cancelled
  • Cyborg–Fixed a bug that prevented the Directed Arm Blaster Gear Ability from dropping from Mother Boxes
  • Cyborg–Fixed bugs with Target Acquired while under the effects of some Multiverse Modifiers
  • Darkseid–Adjusted Low Omega Beam’s hit region to collide more consistently
  • Darkseid–Fixed a bug which allowed for the Parademon Character Power to sometimes be able to attack in situations where you were in a throw state
  • Darkseid–Fixed bug where Explosive Demon could be summoned in the background if used immediately following a Background Bounce Interaction
  • Darkseid–Fixed bug causing a summoned Charging Parademon to perform Demon Charge attack in the wrong direction in certain circumstances
  • Dr Fate–Fixed a bug which allowed for the Final Judgement or Final Punishment to sometimes be able to attack in situations where you were in a throw state
  • Firestorm–Fixed bug where Firestorm’s character model could become invisible in certain circumstances during online modes
  • Flash–Fixed bug that would cause the Sonic Lift MeterBurn to sometimes miss if the first hit connected directly above Flash’s head
  • Flash–On Your Mark now requires a more precise input when buffered
  • Green Lantern–Battery Blast’s visual effects now always play correctly when on done from the right side
  • Harley Quinn–Fixed a bug with Hungry Hyenas Character Power which could cause only one hyena to appear when two have been summoned
  • Joker–Fixed a bug that prevented the Gasser Gear Ability from dropping from Mother Boxes
  • Poison Ivy–Fixed a loss of control issue when Thistle Hurt (Away + Medium, Down + Medium, Light + Hard/Throw) misses when an opponent tech rolls on the first frame possible after a large combo
  • Poison Ivy–Fixed a camera issue when Nightshade’s projectile interrupted Batman’s throw on Poison Ivy
  • Red Hood–Hammer Fury (Hard, Hard, Medium while Electric Hammers is active) starts up 1 frame later
  • Red Hood–Fixed bug that could sometimes cause Supermove to auto-correct after the cinematic
  • Red Hood–When Low Spin Parry is active Red Hood is now considered to be ducking
  • Red Hood–Quick Shot Character Power can now be clashed
  • Red Hood–Shrapnel Blast Gear Ability can now be clashed
  • Red Hood–Shrapnel Blast damage decreased to 6% base damage (from 10%)
  • Red Hood–Shrapnel Blast MeterBurn damage has increased to 10% base damage (from 6%)
  • Red Hood–Akimbo Blaze MeterBurn Gear Ability is now recovers 23 frames faster
  • Red Hood–Gutted MeterBurn Gear Ability is now +8 on hit (from -14)
  • Red Hood–Ground Mine and Ground Mine MeterBurn can now only be parried by low projectile parries, and not all projectile parries
  • Superman–Air Heat Vision follow up from Rising Grab is now a hard knockdown to prevent it from being punishable on hit in certain circumstances (This does not apply in Completive / Tournament Mode)
  • Swamp Thing–Fixed camera issue when Swamp Thing is interrupted during the startup of Sinking Slough Gear Ability with an Away + Hard attack
  • Wonder Woman–Fixed a bug could cause Down + Medium to have a misaligned hit region if done when right after an opponent has jumped over you or switched sides

from GameSpot

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The first episode of competitive dancing anime Welcome to the Ballroom will premiere exclusively on Twitch on Thursday, July 6, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET–a day before the worldwide premiere.

Twitch is partnering with Amazon’s Anime Strike service to stream the episode. This is a rare move when it comes to anime streaming; normally, Anime Strike would air the episode on their own site, as is the case with the remaining episodes following this special premiere.

Anime Strike is a subscription service available to Amazon Prime users for an additional $5 per month. It has the exclusive streaming rights for Welcome to the Ballroom, so the Twitch stream is a good opportunity for non-subscribers to see if they’re interested in the show.

Welcome to the Ballroom is considered among the summer’s most anticipated series. Production I.G, the studio known for popular anime like Psycho-Pass and Ghost in the Shell, is heading up the project.

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Departed Oculus founder pledges thousands to dev of Rift exclusivity bypass

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Breakdown, References And Post-Credits Scenes (SPOILERS)

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5 Essential Tips To Help You Beat The Trials Of The Sword – Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Zelda: Breath of The Wild’s Master Trials DLC has the incredibly difficult Trials of the Sword and we’ve prepared useful tips to help you get that sweet sweet Master Sword upgrade.

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Interactive Fiction foundation formally adopts venerable IF Archive

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Dev builds a classic text adventure out of Wikipedia entries

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Zelda DLC 1: Where To Find The Trial Of The Sword

The first DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, called The Master Trials, is out now. It includes a new quest known as the Trial of the Sword, which challenges you to overcome a gauntlet of enemy-filled rooms with nothing but the armor and weapons you find within. If you finish it, you unlock the true power of the Master Sword, allowing you to utilize its power at all times without the consequence of it powering down.

For more about Breath of the Wild, check out our full review, our guide roundup, or our feature detailing everything you need to know about it. And be sure to follow all our Zelda guides and videos for more on the DLC.


The location of the Korok Forest.
The location of the Korok Forest.

The Trial of the Sword can be found in the Korok Forest, which you can only get to by overcoming the Lost Woods. To get there Lost Woods’ entrance, follow the path through Mishi Woods located northeast of Hyrule castle, just before the Death Mountain region.

You’ll know you’re on the right track when you pass by the Woodland Stable. Once you arrive, refer to our guide on how to navigate the Lost Woods.

How To Access

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It’s important to know that you can only start the Trials of the Sword once you’ve acquired the Master Sword, so make sure to grab that first. For more on the process, check out our in-depth guide on how to find the Master Sword.

Regardless, once you have the Master Sword, simply return it to the pedestal located in the center of the Korok Forest to initiate the challenge.

from GameSpot