Granblue Fantasy: Versus' proximity option selects and other unintended tech to be removed in March update

Cygames and ArcSys are on the case

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 13, 2020 at 11:24 a.m. PST

Granblue Fantasy: Versus has gotten off to a strong start in its first week on the market, and those added eyes also brought with it a bunch of players trying to break the game's mechanics as best they could — and they certainly succeeded in some areas.

Proximity option selects which disrupted the game's neutral and punish options plus other guard button shenanigans were quickly discovered, and now Cygames has officially come out to address the community's concerns and promises a fix in the near future.

"Currently, we have confirmed that using the guard button during specific timing can cause some interactions to behave in unintended ways," tweeted the official Granblue Fantasy account last night as translated by EventHubs. "We are currently working on a fix which will be included with the game's March update. We apologize to our players for any inconvenience this causes."

No specific date was mentioned for the update, but two potential times come to mind: either when Granblue Fantasy: Versus launches in North America on March 3 or when the first DLC character Chaos Bringer releases — also at an unspecified date.

This proximity option select allows players to input specific attacks, specials or Skybound Arts along with the guard button which will cause these attacks to not come out unless the opponent presses a button or does something to put them into pre-block frames.

These inputs can be used to mask inputs and punish players for trying to taking their turns in neutral or in pressure which is not great for a heavy neutral-based fighting game like this.

Another bug has also apparently been found in GBVS's guard button relating to L cancelling which can reportedly make jumpsquat instant off of aerial attacks according to Magicriderr and allows for more unintended combos and fuzzy guard situations.


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Granblue Fantasy: Versus shipped / sold over 150,000 copies in its first day in Asia and had the best opening week for a traditional fighting game in Japan since 2012.

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