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Early rumblings reporting significantly improved netcode for Tekken 7 as Season 4 becomes officially available for download

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 9, 2020 at 9:10 a.m. PST • Comments: 16

The latest version of Tekken 7 is now officially available as Season 4 went live in the early hours of Monday morning. This new season kicks off with a free update that includes balance changes, new moves for all characters, some alterations to the user interface, and improved netcode.

With as hot a topic as online play has become in recent times, this last bullet point has gained a particular significance in the fighting game community, and Bandai Namco General Manager, Katsuhiro Harada, is clearly aware of this.

Following the official launch of the update just a few hours ago, Harada took to Twitter to specifically ask for fan feedback with regards to online connections and smoothness of internet bouts.

He has since retweeted many positive responses that have noted clear improvements across various parts of the world, though it should be pointed out that this isn't exactly an unbiased sampling of the community.

Most of these responses are from random users across social media, but one of the absolute best fighting game players of our time Dominique "EG|SonicFox" McLean also chimed in with some positive things to say.

Another trusted name in the Tekken community and the player referenced in Fox's statement, Reepal "Rip" Parbhoo, added his praises to the conversation with remarks that his Los Angeles connection has been holding up with competitors across the globe.

Not everything slated to be added to Tekken 7 here in its fourth season has made it to the game yet, however, as two new characters are also scheduled to further expand the roster. Kunimitsu will be the first of these and will be available tomorrow (November 10) along with her new Vermilion Gates stage.

The identity of the second character has yet to be shown, but we're expecting them to drop along with yet another stage some time in the spring of 2021. Prices have not been given for the paid portions of Season 4, but new characters tend to run $5.99 each for this title. Season bundles have been priced between 25-30$, but Season 4 is notably smaller than all those before it and so it may be substantially cheaper.

When that pass does become available, those who purchase it will also get a Pac-Man 40th Anniversary collaboration DLC set that'll come with t-shirts, plushies, panels, other accessories, plus a limited-time only version of the arena stage. We'll be keeping an eye out for balance patch notes to drop in the near future so we can all appreciate exactly what has changed with Tekken 7's roster members.

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