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Tekken 7 is receiving a new balance patch later this month that'll come packing free bonuses for 4th anniversary

We ain't done yet

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 22, 2021 at 2:42 p.m. PDT • Comments: 16

Tekken 7 finished out its fourth season of content a few months ago, and while we don't know if a Season 5 is in the works for the game yet, there's apparently some new content to look forward to right around the corner.

Alongside the Tekken Online Challenge reveal earlier this morning, Bandai Namco announced Tekken 7 will be receiving a new balance patch next week, plus bonus free content for players in celebration of the fighting game's upcoming four-year anniversary.

The new anniversary update is scheduled to go live next Thursday, May 27, and while they haven't listed out any specific changes yet, Bandai Namco is apparently aiming at buffing some of the weaker and less powerful characters on the expansive roster.

"Myself and the development team are currently working on a game update to balance the characters," said Tekken Producer Michael Murray. "The main theme is as it has been in the past is to try and give a new spotlight to characters that we feel have been under used up until now."

Like previous anniversaries, players will also receive some additional content to celebrate, and the publisher has released some screenshots of what to expect including a few new selectable hair styles and little accessories for Mokujin and a baby penguin.

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Considering the game is still selling incredibly well after reaching 7 million copies in under four years, it'll be interesting to see if Bandai Namco will fully support Tekken 7 for another year or more while they continue to work on whatever next-gen project they have in the pipeline now.

The Tekken Online Challenge is planned to kick off in June, and you can find out more info on it, the updated Dojo system and balance patch below.

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