Dead or Alive 5 Ver. 1.03 Patch Notes Detailed

By Ishaan . January 17, 2013 . 1:20pm

A Ver. 1.03 update patch is headed to Dead or Alive 5 soon, and Team Ninja have provided a full list of changes that the patch will implement. We’ve picked some of the changes out below and provided links to the full patch notes as well. Take a look:


System Changes: (find the full list here)

  • Upload video replays to Facebook from Spectator mode.
  • Upload video replays to YouTube from Spectator mode. (PS3 only)
  • Upload screenshots to Facebook from Album mode.
  • Added new stage: Zack Island.
  • Changed default health from 300 to 270 for all modes except Story.
  • Improved lag for online fights in some stages
  • (Improved for Scramble, Hot Zone, Home, Fuel stages)
  • Player selection in Character Select screen will not be visible to opponent.
  • Fixed an issue that caused replays to be saved incorrectly.
  • COM opponents select DLC costumes randomly if costumes have been downloaded.


Balance adjustments: (find the full list here)

  • Tripled crouching speed against high attacks.
  • Fixed reach for down throws being too long when the opponent’s head was close.
  • Improved control input to make it harder for derivative followup moves to be triggered accidentally from sidestep.
  • All drop (vertical) kicks cannot be tech rolled.
  • Lengthened the Critical Burst stun 5F, making followup attacks easier.
  • Added a ground shake effect to make sit-down stuns easier to spot.


In addition to the partial list of general changes mentioned above, Team Ninja have also provided character-specific changes that you can find at the same link.


The Ver. 1.03 update patch for Dead or Alive 5 will be released on January 22nd for PlayStation 3 and January 29th for Xbox 360 in North America. Europe will get the 360 patch on January 29th and the PS3 patch on January 23rd.


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  • Zack’s Island? I guess I can rub the dust off my DOA5 cover.

  • Z

    No new characters?


    So customized BGM is gonna be Vita exclusive or is it coming later? Wish they would just add it already. I don’t think it’s that hard, really.

  • zero254

    A new stage? I was wondering why the automatic update took so long.

  • Demeanor

    The rebalancing changes sound pretty significant! Given, I still have to put a decent amount of time in this title to really know what I’m talking about, I hope the Vita ver. will allow me to do just that :P

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    >Upload screenshots to facebook
    Y-You can make albums private on facebook, right?

  • KyoyaHibari

    “Changed default health from 300 to 270 for all modes except Story.” Not liking this, I found the health meter perfect where it was. I don’t want this veering off into TTT2 territory.
    “Fixed an issue that caused replays to be saved incorrectly.” Oh good so they knew about that. It bothered me because in one match I was kicking Zack’s ass & pulled off some sweet combos and I won the match, but the footage was altered so Zack won and stuff…
    “Added the number of ranked matches as an unlock condition for some characters and costumes.” Sweet, I’ll definitely be hitting up ranked for a LONG time.
    “Added the ability to save a replay after lobby matches.” THANK YOU!
    “Added a display for uncleared missions on the timeline in Story Mode. Uncleared missions are shown with a different color icon and message” Very helpful.

    My only concern is that I hope they made all stages available for Tag Matches, it bothers me that there’s only a few stages. Aside from the health change (which could be slight) I’m loving this patch,Team Ninja really fixed up the game extensively.

  • Jake Deerberg

    I hope more fighting games follow suit with replay uploads. That’s an awesome feature.

  • Nitraion

    new stage yay!!!
    I wish they give new char too but new stage is more than welcome..

  • Where are the old characters and fun gameplay though

    • DietSoap

      Already in there

  • Göran Isacson

    I do like that they’ve given you an incentive to play ranked- almost NOBODY played ranked when I tested this game, I kept sending out challenges and no one responded.

  • Learii

    how you upload video?

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