A balance patch for Tekken 7 is coming next week says producer

Character changes and fixes inbound

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 8, 2019 at 8:18 a.m. PST

A new balance patch is on its way to Tekken 7. According to producer Michael Murray, fans can expect it to go live early next week.

Specifics about the update were not divulged just yet, but Murray notes there will be character balance changes for a few fighters. Detailed patch notes are also expected to drop sometime next week.

"Next week a patch will be released containing some fixes and balance adjustments for a few characters," Murray wrote on Twitter this morning. "More detailed patch notes coming next week."

Tekken 7 is currently on its third season, adding new characters and features to the game. Back in early September, Season 3 officially launched bringing returning fighter Zafina into the fold and a slew of balance changes for everyone on the roster, as well as a new wall bound mechanic.

While we can't say for sure what changes we'll be seeing with the next balance patch, one point of discussion among the community since Season 3's implementation has been the overall increase in damage output. It's possible that this might be scaled back a bit for some characters as it might be considered a bit too much at this point in time.

A character like Akuma could be a prime candidate for such a nerf, as he was a high-damage character already prior to Season 3 and only got better this season. We saw plenty of Akuma at Takra Cup 2019 — a major Tekken 7 event in Pakistan — this past weekend, with the Street Fighter guest character being represented by six different players in the top 8 alone.

Tekken 7 still has some content coming to the game before the year closes out. Brand new character Leroy Smith, another currently unannounced character, and DLC 13 — which includes new features, such as in-game frame data — are still on their way in 2019, while another new character and a new stage are expected in early 2020.

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