Chrono Trigger’s Patch #3 On PC Updates UI And Makes Improvements To Battles



After launching Chrono Trigger on PC with a myriad of issues, Square Enix promised to fix what they can through a series of patches. Today we got the third patch that updates the UI and improves battles.


Here are the patch notes from Square Enix:

  1. The UI has been further updated for those using a controller or keyboard in a number of areas:
    • Whilst moving on the world map, in towns and in dungeons.
    • How options in dialog are displayed.
    • Shop screens.
    • Whilst selecting a time period to visit.
    • In mini-games too.
  2. Improvements have been made to battles
    • You can now flip between pages within menus with single button presses.
    • Available techs are immediately updated when recovering MP.
    • The duration the explanation window is shown at the top of the screen has been extended.
    • Changes have been made to the priority for which information is shown first when there are multiple messages in explanation windows.
    • A bug where some controls would still respond while the game is paused in battle has been fixed.
  3. Following the last update, we’ve continued to improve gameplay speed in areas where it previously slowed down.
  4. The difficulty has been made more forgiving in specific mini games during story events.
  5. Controller input is now disabled when the game is not active.
  6. Additional minor bug fixes.


Here are some screenshots of the updated controller/keyboard UI in action!

Finally, we’re planning to release a fourth update for CHRONO TRIGGER later this month. This will include:

  • Further changes and updates to the UI.
  • The ability to rebind buttons for controllers, keyboard and mouse.

Thanks again from everyone on the Chrono Trigger team for all of your support.


You can check out the patch notes for the first update here and the second one here.


Chrono Trigger first released in 1995 for Super Famicom/Super Nintendo. The classic RPG is also available on PlayStation, Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, and PC via Steam.

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