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Guilty Gear Strive Version 1.16 patch notes released for Testament's arrival

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 25, 2022 at 1:42 p.m. PDT • Comments: 11

The last character of Guilty Gear Strive's first year of DLC is now only days away from release in Testament, and now we know exactly what'll be coming alongside them.

Arc System Works has released the Version 1.16 patch notes for Strive's next big update.

Outside of the new fighter, the largest addition to the game this time around appears to be Digital Figure Mode making a return to allow players to pose their favorite fighters and create in-game dioramas.

There are no character-specific changes mentioned in the notes, which isn't too surprising considering ArcSys has promised "extensive balance tuning" is coming with Strive Season 2.

They also promised shortening login / load times in the game, and it seems like they're getting a head start on that now as well.

The Version 1.16 update for Guilty Gear Strive is scheduled to be released with Testament on March 28 and you can check out the full list of patch notes below or on the game's website.

Guilty Gear Strive Version 1.16 Patch Notes

General / Game Modes

Added "Testament" as a playable character.

Added additional stage "White House Reborn."
• Players who have purchased "GGST Season Pass 1" will have access to this content after the update patch is applied on March 28.
• Individual sale for the PS4 and PS5 versions will begin on March 31
• Individual sale for the Steam version will begin on March 28.

Added Testament's BGM, "Like a Weed, Naturally, as a Matter of Course."
• Testament must be selectable in order to use the BGM.

Added avatar items for Testament that can be obtained via fishing.

Added the BGM below to Gallery Mode after obtaining them through fishing:
• A Fixed Idea (GG Testament's Theme)
• A Fixed Idea (Arranged)
• Bloodstained Lineage (GGXX Testament's Theme)

Network Mode

Reduced the connection time for some network connections. Due to this change, the avatar icons displayed on the Rankings screen, etc. will not be displayed until logging in after applying the Ver. 1.16 patch.

In Player Matches, the match will no longer start until the spectator is ready.

When viewing other players' R-Codes, you can now cancel loading with the cancel button.

Offline Modes

Added new Digital Figure Mode, where players can create original dioramas by combining characters and scenery that appear in the game.
• The mode can be accessed via Collection > Figure from the Main Menu.
• A network connection is required to upload your works and view those of other players.

Added a dedicated fishing option for only Digital Figure related items.
• Digital Figure Mode items for Testament will be added in a later update.


Fixed minor bugs.

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