Supergirl is looking really strong in SonicFox's hands with these frame traps, 50/50s, corner combos, shimmies, and relentless pressure

Despite the lack of a training room in the Injustice 2 beta, the professionals of Netherrealm Studios games have obviously been in the lab with the four characters that are available during the beta. Not surprisingly, SonicFox has been hard at work discovering what kind of tools are available to Supergirl.

LiangHuBBB has uploaded a video on YouTube showcasing some of SonicFox's offensive applications with Supergirl's tools from the Injustice 2 beta. This footage was taken from Reo's stream, which Reo himself has also uploaded nearly two hours worth on his own YouTube channel.

SonicFox has already learned deadly frame traps, 50/50s, corner combos, and shimmy setups with Supergirl as evident by the videos. Based on SonicFox's play style from other NRS games, Supergirl definitely looks like a "SonicFox character" due to the aggressive pressure that Supergirl can unleash.

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Updated: Next wave of Injustice 2 beta codes being sent out today

Updated: NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon has announced on Twitter that wave 2 of the Injustice 2 beta codes is being sent out today. If you didn't receive a code last time, be sure to keep an eye on your inbox throughout the day.

Earlier: Earlier this week, the first wave of codes were sent out to many who signed up for the Injustice 2 beta. In fact, thousands of codes have already gone out across Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

If you haven't received a code yet, it looks like you might have to wait a bit longer. Over on the WB Games forums, one NetherRealm Studios representative by the name of NRS-Lanny posted an update about the beta.

The statement explains that the testing has already provided useful information about the online experience, and that several bug fixes have been implemented for the next version of the beta. It also says that the second wave of beta codes will be going out when "version 2" of the beta is released.

Check out the statement below.

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Gear definitely makes an impact on gameplay in Injustice 2, this Atrocitus combo hurt much more with an equipped loadout

So I've had the opportunity to play the Injustice 2 beta for a little bit now. At this point, I have yet to use a single piece of gear just to see how difficult things can get against players who do use loadouts.

Last night, I ran into a player that goes by the name of Xbox_Yosh in an Injustice 2 match with both of us playing as Atrocitus. The main difference between us was that he was using a loadout filled with decent gear while I wasn't using anything (his Atrocitus was also level 20 while mine was level 9).

Surely this wouldn't make that big of a difference right?... I ended up getting completely destroyed. Not only was I being fundamentally outplayed by Xbox_Yosh, but I just couldn't match his damage output by a large margin.

It was at this point where I asked this player if we could perform the exact same combo to see just how much of a difference in damage output we were getting. Below, you'll see the results and after the jump you'll see the video containing the combo that we both did.

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Injustice 2 has its own Blanche! Keep your eye out for the interactable in the Metropolis bar

Mortal Kombat X fans are very familiar with the old woman interactable in the game's Marketplace stage. Most commonly referred to as "Blanche," players were able to ferociously toss the unsuspecting senior at their opponent for some extra damage.

It appears as though Injustice 2 is keeping with the tradition, only this time the role belongs to a wistful bar-goer.

In the tavern portion of the Metropolis stage, you will find one drinker sitting with his back to the bar, facing the action. Get in close and you can chuck the poor guy at your opponent, sending him flying off screen when he makes contact.

Check it out in the GIF below.


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SonicFox gives his early impressions on the Injustice 2 beta; topics range from character archetypes, the neutral game, and more

The beta for Injustice 2 is now available for the first wave of testers. Among the testers, FOX|SonicFox has had an opportunity be among the testers.

Being that SonicFox is unarguably one of the best Mortal Kombat X players to have ever competed in NRS games, his opinions certainly hold at least some weight, right?

SonicFox has been giving a lot of his opinions over Twitter about Injustice 2. His opinions definitely showcases the game in a very positive light.

Among the topics that SonicFox talks about are character archetypes, the neutral game, how good jump ins are compared to anti-airs, zoning, etc.

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Source: SonicFox's Twitter. Photo Source: Chris Bahn.

Injustice 2 moves added to EventHubs (in progress)

Now that we're beginning to see match footage, we here at EventHubs have created an Injustice 2 moves list section for the upcoming game.

Thanks to the efforts of Jon (Catalyst), Dominique (ArrogantAmateur), and Justin (AdaptiveTrigger) we have special moves for the four playable beta characters. As the game's development progresses, we will be adding more characters and inputs.

Around launch time, you can expect a fully fleshed out set of move listings for each of the characters on the roster.

In the meantime, you can check out the current lists below.

Five different loadouts, 'ability' slots that add new moves, and color changes: Here's how Injustice 2's gear customization works

Earlier today, we saw NetherRealm Studios' Injustice 2 Watchtower live stream. The broadcast gave us our first glimpse of Robin in action, featured a Q&A with Ed Boon, and revealed that beta codes would begin hitting player inboxes on the broadcast concluded.

Among the excitement, we also learned more about Injustice 2's gear system, specifically how it functions.

At the end of each match, players receive different items that they can equip onto their favorite characters to make them stronger. Improvements to health, defense, ability, and strength are determined by the level and quality of gear you slap onto your fighter.

Below is a quick gallery showing the customization menus and some of the different items you can get.

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Hit the jump to read more on how Injustice 2's gear system works.

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Ed Boon says Injustice 2 will have the biggest initial roster and the biggest DLC roster of any NRS game - Just how big will the roster be?

Today, NetherRealm had a special stream dedicated to Injustice 2 where they showed off a bunch of gameplay and moves, showed the official Robin trailer and answered a bunch of questions.

During this lengthy Q&A session, Ed Boon said something that's bound to get you excited for the upcoming roster - namely, that this game will have the biggest initial roster as well as the biggest DLC roster of any NRS game to date.

Continue below for more details as to the potential roster size.

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floE currently live streaming Injustice 2 beta, Atrocitus, Batman, Superman and Supergirl playable

While some lucky players received an Injustice 2 beta code already, many of us are still awaiting ours.

For those of us twiddling fingers, floE is currently streaming the beta live. If you'd like to open a tab next to your email as you fervently mash that refresh button, you can see what the beta looks like as floE explores it.

We've got the live stream embed for you to check out below.

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A sword, explosive batarangs and teleports, Robin is absolutely vicious in Injustice 2; see his official gameplay reveal here

We just caught our first in-game footage of Robin, (the Damien Wayne version) and he's a downright deadly character.

From the trailer we see the hooded Robin utilize a sword as his primary weapon, but his approach is greatly augmented by various batarang throws that zip around the screen and can explode at various times.

Teleports and quick movements make Robin appear to be a nimble character, but also apparently capable of some zoning. Here are clips from the reveal:


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Read on to see his brutal Super move.

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Injustice 2 beta codes being sent out after today's Watchtower stream

Moments ago on the Injustice 2 Watchtower stream, NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon announced that beta test codes will begin shipping out today.

Some fans will be receiving codes to try out Injustice 2 after the live stream is over. The beta will include gear and drops, so fans will be able to get a taste of what's to come in that regard.

If you don't get a code, don't worry. The beta codes will be sent out in waves, meaning you should get one sometime soon after.

Source: NetherRealm.

Injustice 2 Watchtower live stream to show 'an exclusive character game-play reveal' - watch it here

Updated: The stream is now live.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios crew is back with another live stream to show up their highly anticipated upcoming fighting title, Injustice 2.

It is currently unknown what exactly to expect from this broadcast, however, an annotation on last week's Story Mode trailer noted that we will be seeing "an exclusive character game-play reveal." Additionally, NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon started a campaign on Twitter earlier this week allowing fans to ask him questions that he will answer on the Watchtower stream.

With Injustice 2's public beta test on the way, a handful of new characters shown in the last trailer, and a fast approaching release date, this broadcast should be packed with stuff you won't want to miss.

The live stream kicks off at 12 p.m. PDT / 2 p.m. CDT / 3 p.m. EDT.

Hit the jump to catch the video feed.

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See which games EventHubs readers wanted in the EVO 2017 lineup

Update: Polls have closed and final results can be found in the story below.

Earlier: Later today, we're going to get the official unveiling of the EVO 2017 lineup.

There are a lot of games vying for main stage spots, and a bunch of new fighting games have been released or will be released in the period since EVO 2016, including BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2.

To gauge your interest, we decided to put together two polls - one with which games you expect to see, and one with which games you hope to see. Each poll has 3 choices, so choose wisely.

First, you can vote right below for what games you personally want to see.

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Could Injustice 2 have a 2v2 mode in addition to its default 1v1 mode? We take a look at the beta FAQ and latest trailer for potential hints

There's a very interesting tidbit of information contained within the Injustice 2 FAQ. Specifically what I'm referring to is this:

"The Injustice 2 Multiplayer beta is 1v1 online play. This will help us test and optimize our online play."

It is specifically noted that the mode that will be playable is 1v1.

If you were to challenge somebody to a "1v1 online match" in Street Fighter 5, wouldn't that be redundant? Why would it be necessary to refer to a match between players in a fighting game as being 1v1 unless there were other modes?

One possibility is that it is just noting that lobbies with multiple people wouldn't be available for the beta test. The other possibility is a bit more interesting though.

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Injustice 2 'watchtower stream' announced to be aired on January 24, 2017

Tyler Lansdown, a community specialist at Netherrealm Studios, has taken to Twitter to announce that a special "watchtower stream" will be aired on Twitch likely to announce new details for Injustice 2.

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Tyler Lansdown is known for revealing a lot of content for Mortal Kombat X over Twitch streams alongside Derek Kirtzic. There's no reason to expect anything different for this upcoming Injustice 2 stream.

The stream will go live at 2:00 P.M. CDT on January 24, 2017. This is 3:00 P.M. EDT and 12:00 P.M. PDT.

Got any predictions on what will be revealed? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.


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