Tekken 7 Season 4 has officially kicked off today (9th November), with the release of the v4.00 patch notes bringing in a wealth of new additions.
While new character Kunimitsu and stage Vermilion Gates don’t arrive until Tuesday 10th November, Bandai Namco has rolled out a free update beforehand which brings comprehensive balance adjustments to characters and improvements to the online experience.
This is only the first part of Season 4 too, with another new character and stage set to be released in Spring 2021.
The list of battle adjustments is so comprehensive, they’ve released the changes in a PDF format - which you can download here.
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Tekken 7 Season 4 patch notes for version 4.00
Kunimitsu arrives 10th November (Picture: Bandai Namco)
Battle balance adjustment
Made adjustments related to game balance for all characters. Please see the details HERE.
*Recorded battles in My Replay & Tips from previous versions cannot be used after this update due to the change of battle balance.
New function Tekken Prowess
- The display of Tekken Prowess is added to battles in each online related mode.
- Tekken Prowess is the new indicator of a player’s total strength and skill in Tekken.
A player’s online ID color will change depending on their Tekken Prowess.
The display of Tekken Prowess will be also added to leaderboards and player information.
Adjustment of online rank
Ranking on Leaderboards will only be updated when a player’s highest rank is updated.
- The new highest rank
The new highest rank “Tekken God Omega” is added.
- Adjustment of rank point
The necessary points in which a rank goes up and down will be changed ranks over “True Tekken God”.
- Losing Streak countdown
A losing streak display is added in rank point gauge for a match of players who are Tekken God Prime and above. When a player loses 3 times in a row, rank points will be decreased more than usual.
- Rank reset
Due to the rank point adjustment and the implementation of Tekken Prowess, online rank for Season 4 is reset to a certain rank based the rank from Season 3.
Online play enhancement
*Wireless connection might be caused a delay or display lag during a match. For smooth online matchings, it is recommended to use wired connection play.
- Response improvement（Rollback/Net-code improvement)
Perceived delay happening during online matches is improved.
- Wi-fi indicator
An icon is displayed to indicate a WiFi connection during online matching.
*During the celebration period, BGM of Arena stage is also changed.
Renewal of user interface
- A part of user interface is renewed, and BGM is also updated. The design of health bar is also updated.
Renewal of Arena stage
- Celebrating to PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary, the design of Arena stage is changed to the special state.
Adjustment of item appearance rate in Treasure Battle
- Increase the ratio of character’s item appearance rate in Treasure Battle.
Added illustrations to Gallery
- New illustrations will be added to Gallery of Tekken 7.