Bandai Namco released the patch notes for Jojo’s All-Star Battle R update 1.6. It will arrive on March 20, 2023. Most of the adjustments will be focused on fixing the game’s balance. However, this update will also mark the official addition of Keicho Nijimura to the roster of playable characters.
In addition to Keicho Nijimura appearing a playable character, there will be other elements tied to him. His JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Glossary entries, gallery items, and in-game customization options are also being added to the game. Bandai Namco previously announced he will be the third DLC character, and the company plans to release the fourth later this spring.
General balance changes include standardization of the hitbox area around the feet to remove an imbalance that lets some characters avoid projectiles by stepping backward after being downed. Also, air attack inconsistencies will be adjusted to prevent the characters from moving in the wrong direction after being hit.
Most notably, the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R patch will fix an issue where the crouching recoil animation would trigger after being hit while ending a stylish guard. This issue would interrupt the game’s pace and give the attacking player an unfair advantage. As for each character, many changes will adjust their dash speed, attack conditions, and recoil animations.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.