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Can you block this? — Long-requested anti-cheat feature added to Tekken 7 with latest update

Tekken 7's second and final DLC character for Season 4 officially launched yesterday with Lidia Sobieska though her and the balance changes apparently weren't all that was added to the game.

Series Director Katsuhiro Harada confirms that the Version 4.10 update brought with it new anti-cheat tools to try and help stop an issue players have been asking about for months if not years at this point.

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The internet is showing plenty of love for Lidia, Tekken 7's newest character; check out a roundup of her fan art as well as her official artwork here

Tekken 7's latest character, Lidia Sobieska, is turning heads left and right as players are flocking to see what the Prime Minister of Poland is capable of as she fights her way through the King of Iron Fist Tournament.

The internet was officially introduced to Lidia just a few days back when Bandai Namco shared her reveal trailer, but she's very rapidly become a waifu to many and some artistically talented individuals have already drawn up some impressive fan art.

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'Evo is open to all platforms still' — Tekken 7 at Evo this year will run on the PC while other games will allow crossplay

It was recently announced that the Evo Championship series was acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS. As such, there have been a few concerns that the Evo Championship series will only allow for games on Sony's consoles going forward.

In the minds of many hardcore gamers, this could present a serious problem since Sony consoles have a tendency to have more inherent latency compared to Microsoft consoles and the PC.

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Two-time Evo champion Arslan Ash celebrates engagement with the FGC cheering them on

With all that's been going on around the world over the past year, it's nice to finally be able to take a step back and enjoy some celebrations once again.

Arslan 'RB|Arslan Ash' Siddique recently announced his engagement online with a short video that's certainly cause for a little celebrating in the FGC.

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Lidia Sobieska is officially available for Tekken 7

Update: Lidia Sobieska is now available to download across all platforms. You can find everything you need to get started with the prime minister below.

Lidia is the second and final character of the Season 4 Pass for Tekken 7. This package can be acquired for $14.99. In addition to Lidia Sobieska, players will get access to Kunimitsu if they don't already have her. Additionally, ownership of the Season 4 Pass will also give players the Vermillion Gates and Island Paradise stages — the second in which is also getting released tomorrow.

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Tekken 7 reportedly crosses 7 million copies sold

Tekken 7's journey this generation has been one of growth and success for Bandai Namco and the fighting game community, and its momentum apparently continues to reach more players around the world almost six years after its arcade release.

When sharing part of the game's new Version 4.10 patch notes on Twitter, series director Katsuhiro Harada coyly responded to a fan revealing that the seventh mainline entry had reportedly crossed the 7 million sales mark.

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Tekken 7 producer warns that those caught playing Lidia Sobieksa early through illegitimate means could be banned

Lidia Sobieska is scheduled to be released in Tekken 7 tomorrow. In preparation for this, version 4.1.0 for Tekken 7 has been released with a variety of patch notes. Once the switch is flipped, Lidia Sobieska will be able to fight on behalf of the people of Poland.

However, it seems that some players just can't wait to use Lidia, and have already unlocked her through illegitimate means. Michael Murray, producer for Tekken 7, is warning that players caught doing this might be banned first thing tomorrow.

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New screenshots of Lidia Sobieska and the new Island Paradise stage in Tekken 7 released by Bandai Namco

Lidia Sobieska's gameplay trailer was recently revealed for Tekken 7. Our final Season 4 Pass challenger will be releasing March 23, 2021.

To commemorate her upcoming release, Bandai Namco has released brand new screenshots for Tekken 7. These images showcase Lidia and the new Island Paradise stage in ways that weren't seen in the trailer.

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Tekken 7 4.10 patch notes released

The Tekken 7 landscape is changing yet again as a new update, scheduled for March 23, looks to bring with it a brand new fighter in Lidia Sobieska. Developers are also tweaking the balance and abilities of a handful of the game's existing characters and have released the patch notes detailing exactly what's going down.

11 roster members are seeing some tweaks this time around, but developers have also been working with some other facets of the game. You'll find all the info after the jump below.

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Lidia Sobieska's Tekken 7 gameplay revealed in latest trailer

Lidia Sobieska's gameplay trailer for Tekken 7 has been revealed. Lidia appears to be a lot more youthful than one might expect for the Prime Minister of Poland.

This new fighter is the second and final character of Tekken 7's Season 4 Pass. At the end of the new trailer, it was revealed that she'll be releasing on March 23, 2021.

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New Tekken 7 character name and story details revealed by Bandai Namco via special care packages sent out to select individuals

Tekken 7 fans were teased back in February with first glimpses of an incoming DLC character, but save for hearing the fact that she's the Polish Prime Minister and seeing just a few quick glimpses of her body (no shots of her face thus far), that's all we've had.

Though Bandai Namco hasn't made any additional public announcements on the newcomer, they have begun sending out special boxes containing wearable gear and hints that reveal more about the incoming fighter, including her name: Lidia Sobieska.

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Topanga League X Tekken 7 Season 3 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's good news for all the Tekkenheads across the world, because yet another Topanga League featuring Tekken 7 is upon us throughout January of 2021.

The players qualified to compete in the finals league happening later in the month are the top placers from the last installment, namely Liquid|Gen, THY|Chikurin, BLCK|Rangchu, Yamasa|Nobi, GyoGun|Ao and GyoGun|Double. The lower league is split up into two groups of seven, where each group has one qualifier spot available to the finals league, and these two groups consist of Yamasa|Take, COOASGAMES|Noroma, YOG|Karei, ITO|Mikio, YoujinBoy, Pekos, ITO|ChiriChiri, EQNX|Jyotaro, HYDE|Hakaiou, GPG|Zeugal, Amiigo, G, TaiHeiYo and Pinya.

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Harada's Bar is a new video series from the Tekken Director with the Father of PlayStation Ken Kutaragi as the guest of episode 1

Katsuhiro Harada's been busy working on the Tekken series for over 20 years now, but it looks like he's now entering a new venture as a barkeep.

Harada's Bar is officially open for business though it's not just a place to grab drinks, as the Tekken director premiered the first episode of his new discussion series of the same name with the first guest being the Father of PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi, featuring English subtitles.

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Katsuhiro Harada wants to create an EVO-like mega fighting game tournament with other publishers like Capcom and SNK once offline events become safe

The fighting game community essentially lost one of its largest pillars with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year in offline majors and in-person events, which has put a strain on both the players and creators of the games.

Developers of the biggest titles around made that point quite clear during the second Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable where Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada put forth the idea of Bandai Namco, Capcom, Arc System Works, SNK and others teaming up to create their own mega fighting game tournament or even fighting game title, which was well-received by those in attendance.

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What fighting game would you return to if it had good rollback netcode?

The push by the fighting game community to bring rollback netcode to the forefront of the attention of developers took years to reach where we are now with widespread adoption and acceptance, but that also leaves many titles potentially forever stuck in a place with sub-optimal netplay — even some of the most beloved titles around.

With Arc System Works now looking into bringing upgraded online to its older titles and SNK attempting to make their own for The King of Fighters 15, there's been a wider discussion brewing within the FGC as to what game's players would like to return to if they had rollback netcode now.

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Law and King are apparently the most picked characters in Tekken 7 and more interesting usage statistics shared by Katsuhiro Harada

Longtime Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada recently admitted on the latest Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable that he'd like to start sharing more data he finds interesting about his games with fans, and apparently he's starting to actually go forward with it.

Earlier in the week, some Tekken 7 players began to ask Harada about the character usage statistics for certain characters in the game which the Bandai Namco boss obliged with both online and offline ranks.

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Name and motivations of the mysterious Polish Prime Minister character coming to Tekken 7 may have been leaked

Last week, fighting game fans received a tease about the second and final character of the Tekken 7 Season 4 roster. Apparently, the next fighter will be some mysterious female Polish Prime Minister.

Since this was merely a tease, we weren't provided with much information about her. We didn't get to see her face, hear her name or observe her fighting style. However, the Microsoft store page (now removed, but archived on Reddit) apparently leaked her description.

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