ARMS 3.1 Update Adds New Sparring Ring Stage, Ninjara And Arms Weapon Adjustments

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ARMS just got its new 3.1 update and with it comes its new Sparring Ring stage as well as some tweaks and adjustments for Ninjara and Arms weapons.


Here are the full patch notes for Ver. 3.1 from Nintendo:

  • The versus stage Sparring Ring can now be selected.
    • It’s a square stage without gimmicks, used in the Warm-Up minigame.
    • Enjoy some serious bouts while enjoying the soundtrack of the ARMS Official Song (Electro-dance Ver.).
    • Sparring Ring will also appear as a stage in Ranked Match.


  • Fixed an issue in Hedlok Scramble where sometimes Guardian and Clapback ARMS would fail to expand.


  • Fixed issue where the rewards for 1-on-100 would change if played while searching for a Ranked Match.



Below is a list of fighters and Arms adjustments:

  • Ninjara – After getting some advice from a Ninja College alum, distance traveled when performing a mid-air mist warp has increased. Mid-air mist warp” refers to the ninja technique performed by dashing after jumping.
  • Sparky – Increased retraction speed.
  • Megawatt – Increased extension speed.
  • Slamamander – Increased extension speed. Decreased retraction speed.
  • Biffler – Increased retraction speed.
  • Blorb – Increased retraction speed. Adjusted how damage multipliers for Rush attacks function.Total damage when connecting with all hits is unchanged.
  • Funchuk – Increased the time span from exceeding a target until retraction.
    Adjusted how damage multipliers for Rush attacks function. Total damage when connecting with all hits is unchanged. Fixed issue during online play when Rush damage would increase under certain conditions. Fixed an issue where at times an opponent’s throw could be deflected with a successfully completing throw attack.
  • Clapback – Decreased Rush attack damage.
  • Chilla – Decreased curving.
  • Phoenix/Thunderbird – Decreased homing.
  • Nade/Tribolt/Chakram – Decreased speed of charge attacks.


ARMS is available on Nintendo Switch.

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