BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Version 1.1 Patch Out On May 14

By Spencer . May 12, 2014 . 3:45pm


Arc System Works rebalanced BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasama and plan to release an update for their fighting game on May 14. The patch tweaks all characters and Dustloop has a detailed breakdown of the changes.


The PlayStation Vita version, which comes out on June 24 in North America, has the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma version 1.1 patch built into the game.

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  • 하세요

    And Kokonoe is still just as dumb, haha. Maybe next time.

    • Shippoyasha

      Kind of makes me sad considering she is probably my favorite character in the canon.

    • PlatinumMad

      Nah, she got toned down in all aspects, she will be much more manageable.
      Still the best character of the game but not broken and dumb anymore.

      • 하세요

        As long as she has Black Hole, she’s dumb to me.

        • lunier

          Activation having a hitbox was a bigger problem than Black Hole imo, instant screen control where she could confirm into a combo >>>> an unblockable only in the corner where, depending on the setup, a portion of the cast could get out of.

          • PlatinumMad

            Activation, her IOH, Black hole and her dumb damage of any hit where the most annoying things.
            Activation and her IOH are gonne, Black hole is a little harder to set-up and her overall demage was toned down, is like her combos actually scale now.

            She still has her “I am going to steal your momentum and there is nothing you can do about it” Super Ball, thought.

    • Magus KilIer

      (speaking as a Kokonoe player)
      I agree, the dumbest of all her moves, the black hole, is still unblockable, still has setups leading up to it, and still has bonus proration
      They should have nerfed the blackhole more and not things that weren’t broken like 236a, with the nerf to 236a’s untechable time( followup time went from 8 to 5, her fastest attack is 5a at 6 frames) now she doesn’t have any extra options in the corner without meter, a good starter, or a crouch confirm

    • Mnstrzero00

      Kokonoe? I thought it was Taokaka.

      • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

        I dunno I personally think tao is weaker in CP I liked her more in EXT lol

        • xe7en

          Tao is top tier in BBCP 1.0. Her 6c was nerfed though in the upcoming patch; so brought her down a couple of tiers below.

  • Pdugna

    so I’m guessing around this patch we will be able to buy Terumi finally?

    • NeoStrayCat

      No, that’s DLC, the patch has nothing to do with Terumi being buyable. But you’ll have to wait until 5/27. And yes, he will be the same price as Kokonoe. ($8)

      • mojack411

        Oh I didn’t realize Terumi wasn’t out normally for purchase yet. My friend and I split the cost of the game and bought it on impulse when we saw it in GameStop. Didn’t even know it was out. Popped open the casing and found a download code inside. Turned out to be for Terumi. He is OP as crap.

        • NeoStrayCat

          Yeah, more or less, but for those that missed out and didn’t get him, at least they have their chance now. But since this article is mentioning about changes for buffs/nerfs, yeah…

  • Tyler Beale

    Looked through the changelog, and the one change I’m looking for isn’t there. Hell, there isn’t even a category for it.

    …and it’s Cross-Save. That’s really the only thing I care about, I don’t give a shit about the rest.

    • Vesperion

      This is a character balance patch

      • Ritsuioko23

        Vesperia sucks major ass

        • Vesperion

          To each his own, sir

  • SlickRoach

    Hmm, does this game contain the whole story? The only BB game I own is extend and I’m not on par with the story, but was thinking about picking this up in the future.

    • CptPokerface

      It’s a sequel to CT(Continuum Shift) so no. It’s likely they’ll recap some events prior to Chrono Phantasma to a degree but no, it doesn’t contain the entire Blazblue storyline.

    • Natat

      Extend covers the whole story (found in games at least) of Blazblue before Chronophantasma, so if you play extend’s story mode you should be good to go.

  • This will be good.

  • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

    While I’m highly looking forward to this patch I wish people would get off the kokonoe hate wagon I’m no kokonoe player but I wreck her online all the time an she’s getting a huge nerf I have a crap ton of more issue’s with kagura than anything well that’s my opinion… this is the internet were my opinions are illegal apparently well I hope to see you guys in the lobbies an have some fun 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

    • 하세요

      I just want to see less of her in tournaments. I really like her character and moves, but her damage potential is just ridiculous as well as the rest of her tools.

      Online in a fighting game doesn’t really mean much. I would wreck face in P4A online with Elizabeth but that certainly doesn’t make her any better of a character.

      • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

        The only thing power wise I can find with her is her 236c or OD Golden tager as I said I’m no koko player lol. I know she needed balanced as do a few other aspects of the game but she’s not that big of an issue for me I’ve never seen her in a tournament including here in Florida were she was banned to an unjust voting that was online I hate seeing anyone banned in any game an it wasn’t even out in the U.S yet.An P4a….I really should stop playing it I practically live in BBCP an P4a lol. Wait I think BannaKen was in one my bad lol

        • 하세요

          You didn’t watch East Coast Throwdown this weekend? Winner was Koko with another that got close with her as well. I do admit, for Koko to be stupid you have to be REALLY on top of your shit but once you are, it’s tough to to take you down.

          In most big FGC tournaments, Kokonoe wins in CP.

          • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

            I didn’t get to see it lol only time I see tournaments is at CEO/EVO O_o an on the Brett via twitch lol

    • HellMuT

      She’s still easily S tier.

    • PlatinumMad

      All of the hate Kokonoe gets is very much deserved. She was dumb and broken, and killed interest on the game.
      At least she is not plain unfair anymore in 1.1

      “I wreck her online all the time” doesn’t really means much, you just played scrubby Kokos.

      • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

        I’ve been playing against koko since nov7th I know she can be annoying but not so much when you know what your doing.

        • PlatinumMad

          You never played a Kokonoe that know was he was doing, then.

          I am actually kinda jealous; I do not wish anyone that, maximum no fun allowed.

          Autowin neutral + Graviton is a pocket corner + Godlike normals + Great mobility + Dumb damage + Better chip than Amane + IOH/Crossups + Unblokeable into even dumber damage + Guaranteed to come out, active forever reversal + Infinite block stings etc

          Most characters can’t do anything against that, at all.

          If your character doesn’t have a DP, you block once and you’re done. If your character does have a DP, she baits it and you’re done harder.

          • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

            As I said she can be annoying an definitely need balanced lol but I didn’t see her being as broken as something like someone out of UMVC3 i managed against her wasn’t to big of a deal hell I exploit fatal’s an normal counter’s as Haku an she goes down pretty easy lol.

          • PlatinumMad

            “i managed against her wasn’t to big of a deal”
            Again, you haven’t played good Kokos, you’re just using anecdotal evidence.
            I haven’t played good Valks online but that doesn’t means he was not Top 3 before Koko
            1.0 Kokonoe is broken, dumb and unfair, everyone agrees.
            Whatever, in 1.1 she was toned down, there is not 9-1 matchups anymore, fighting against her is not as dumb and unfair anymore.
            Is like playing against Litchi with two staffs instead of Litchi with six staffs.

          • MrTyrant

            Izayoi still is not that useful right?

          • PlatinumMad

            She got nothing but buffs, aside some random P2 nerfs.
            She looks better, not ass-tier anymore.
            Her best normals got better (5B, GA.j.C)

            Her D teleport cost only one orb now with is neato and she can control her dash direction on do it on the air.
            Still, getting orbs will be as hard as ever.

            I gonna try her again when the patch hits is some hours, maybe I will sub her now.

          • Wht ever u guys say, I’m wait for a possible future “BB:CP EXTENDED” like version with all DLC’s included. Or else, I will buy the original BB:CP! :3

          • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

            Litchi with two staffs would be hilarious but I see what your getting at while I loved MVC2 I didn’t care so much for MVC3 just because I got spammed by same OP team all the time to the point were i sold the game. An if you wanna fight a good valky I’d be willing to pressure the hell out of ya lol i still need to work on my hazama i use to play him but he seems slower compared to the other character’s as in oh hell I’m screwed then again i haven’t really trained him much only went through all his challenge mode lol.

          • Aegis XI

            Playing against Pain… I know know the feeling of how retarded Kokonoe is. There are so much shit Koko can do its not even fair and just plain out retarded. She still has a 50/50 mix up for 5-7k dmg in 1.1…

          • Ritsuioko23

            Kokonoe is just plain retarded, as well as Terumi and Noel.

    • colorblindnightmare

      Question: Who do primarily? Just curious.

      • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

        primarily? if you mean main I play carl lol I use everyone but I main carl an sub izayoi I do also really enjoy Makoto an tsubaki

        • colorblindnightmare

          Neat. Maining Hakumen….learning azrael.

          • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

            Azrael is fun Hakumen was my main in BBCT I still like him in BBCP but I just love destroying people as Carl he’s really fun lol.

    • Go2hell66

      you’ve been playing the wrong kokonoe players. kokonoe is broken as shit. unblockable setups are ridiculous.

    • James Reilly

      You must play crappy kokonoe players who joined the bandwagon. If you come across a competent one she has stupid amount of tool for great damage, corner carry, neutral, etc.

      This is why LN plays her

  • colorblindnightmare

    Glad kokonoe’s being toned down a bit. It makes learning a new character dificult especially when mobility is not a strong suit.

  • Nu Blitz

    Love that Nu Astral is gonna be a hit and Bringing back the Makoto acorn

  • “Breakdown” is a good way to explain this balance patch,m as they “broke down” every viable option and unbalanced the living daylights out of the roster.

    Tao is back to being over the top and broken, like with every single patch they release for every single game…. >_>

    That aside, I see some nice system changes:

    Performing 6236 will now execute 623 special commands, performing 641236 will execute 236 commands
    Performing 6316 will now execute 632146 special commands

    That’ll definitely be useful for people who can’t nail their inputs properly.

  • Demeanor

    Given, I’m still immersed in the story (pin-pon daaaash! XD) and a LONG way to be remotely decent online, but my Izayoi welcomes dat buffing patch :D bring it on!
    Wishlist for the next BB:
    – Jubei
    – Nine
    – Trinity
    – Mikado

    • Ritsuioko23

      I thought the story sucked as opposed to CSE

      • Demeanor

        For the time being I’m totally hooked. The new chars are mighty interesting (ahahah Kagura is really something), the 3 segments split is imho way better than the individual storylines, kokonoe is as awesome as ever, Jin finally in control is good to see.
        And I’ve had a lot of fun with the troll endings til now, like the Golden Tager battle and Trinity’s pin pon dash XD
        I still can’t stand Tao though soooo annoying (but it was fun when she said Chikan gakkou instead of Shikan gakkou in oshiete litchie sensei XD).
        It’s very nice how this game is both hardcore fighter AND visual novel at the same time, although the two aspects are kept quite separate. I’m equally tempted to learn Izayoi combos and see what happens next, hoping Hazama or Relius get trolled somehow :D

        • Ritsuioko23

          weeabo talk, the english dub of the game is more of my thing. I love Hazamas english voice in the story,and the voice acting is shitty in the Japanese dub. Idk this game’s story is missing a lot of things that had me hooked with CSE, mustve been the characters individual stories… meh

          • Wooh… Hazama have a shitty acting in Japanese? Seriously? Hazama has had three voice actors in english and is really hard to match the job that Yuichi Nakamura put in Hazama/Terumi. I think that our lovely troll wouldn’t be that good without his original voice and crazy laughter.

            I like his english voice, but, for me isn’t THAT good.

  • Go2hell66

    Wooohoo kokonoe nerf!

  • IlVongola

    Holy shit they did it again.
    What’s the point of releasing the game in Europe if they don’t release the patch when everyone else is getting it?

  • IlVongola

    Holy shit They’re doing it again.
    What’s the point of releasing the game in Europe if They don’t release the patches for It when everyone else is getting them?

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