Dead or Alive 6 update Version 1.02 is live with patch notes; includes costume part adjustments and balance changes but no lobbies yet

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 16, 2019 at 7:45 a.m. PDT

Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters launched as the free-to-play version of the newly released title in the long-running franchise and along with it came a new update with a bevvy of changes though it is missing some that players were most looking forward to.

The Version 1.02 update for DOA6 is now live with a full list of patch notes including further adjustments to the Costume Pattern Parts unlocking system, balance changes, bug fixes and more, but we'll need to wait a while longer for lobbies to make it into the fighter it seems.

Team Ninja has adjusted the drawing method for Costume Pattern Parts earned in game as well as seemingly changed what the game does with leftover parts after a costume is completed though the notes do not specifically state what said changes are — so the random nature of character drops may have been changed now.

As for balance changes, Zack, Tina, Jann Lee, Ryu, Kasumi, Kokoro, Hayate, Leifang, La Mariposa, Christie, Brad, Hitomi, Mila, Marie, Nyotengu, Raidou, Honoka, Phase 4 and NiCO all received various adjustments with a 'change policy' included to give insight into the developers' decisions.

The gameplay bug that allowed players to break the boundaries of certain stages and fight outside of the arena has reportedly been fixed for Forbidden Fortune, DOA Colosseum and Miyabi.

"With the next March update, we are planning to adjust costumes parts drop quantity to max 100x times even after campaign ends, and modify how they're obtained in DOA Quest," said Koei Tecmo in a recent Tweet. "Lobby feature also on the way, more details coming soon."

Online lobbies were not included in DOA6 at launch but were promised for the March update road map schedule alongside features like new intro and outro animations for Kasumi, Hitomi, Marie and Bass which are now live with the current update.

The first set of "Happy Wedding Costumes" DLC is also now available as part of the game's $93 Season Pass or $20 by itself, and it has a trailer you can take a look at below from Koei Tecmo. You can also find the full breakdown of Dead or Alive 6's Version 1.02 update in the patch notes gallery below.

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